From his tenure at major lighting manufacturers such as Juno, Lightolier, Forecast, and Philips, Brian Hart knows a thing or two about providing innovative lighting fixtures to lighting showrooms and specifiers. He is now ready to unveil his own line of contemporary and transitional energy-efficient lighting designs for the residential, commercial, national account, and hospitality markets.
Headquartered in Chicago, Hart Lighting will debut its initial collection in Dallas at an invitation-only event from January 19-21. In addition to viewing samples of the new line, a 24-page color catalog will be distributed.
Observing “a lack of reasonably priced decorative fixtures for the commercial and specification sector,” Brian Hart has spent the past two years designing unique lighting products to fill that gap. Through a partnership with Chicago-based LumenArt Ltd, an architectural lighting manufacturer known for handblown glass and machined aluminum fixtures, Hart Lighting will operate out of the same building with all of the design done in-house. The two companies complement one another. LumenArt has made a name for itself in architectural specification, the hospitality sector, and with national retail and restaurant accounts; Hart has experience with lighting showrooms, Internet sales, and light commercial projects.
The fixtures in the Hart Lighting line are all state-of-the-art. “I made sure that we had plenty of energy-efficient and LED-based products,” Hart states. In fact, some of the ingenuity behind the designs involve methods of utilizing LED that haven’t been seen before. For example, one of the new fixtures employs a dual LED system with color-changing capability that can be controlled via DMX technology. Another series features special film as the diffuser instead of glass or acrylic. “There are no bright spots visible through the material,” Hart notes. There is also the capability for retailers and their customers to have their own custom panels made for a fixture from Hart Lighting by using virtually any flat material – and it is all UL-approved.
According to Brian Hart, his lighting company is dedicated to presenting designs that are truly novel in the industry. “People are hungry for new product,” he explains. “As a retailer, differentiation is the best thing you can do.”
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