It's Never the Batteries: Challenges in Lighting Controls

Posted by Paul Rudalavage on Sep 21, 2020 10:36:50 AM

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Here in the dog days of summer, I am reminded of that old phrase about humidity being the true source of discomfort, not the heat. I might sound a little lame talking about the weather, but since I got my first pair of bifocals this week at the age of 42, I think I’m allowed to crack an old man joke or two.


Let’s take that old phrase and apply it to lighting controls. “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” turns into, “it’s not the batteries, it’s the [blank]”  

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Topics: Lighting Controls, Architectural Design Solutions, Electrical Wholesale Channel Solutions, Engineered Energy Solutions

Lightfair Innovation Awards 2020

Posted by Team Synergy on May 19, 2020 5:57:41 PM


Congratulations to Kuzco Contract, Lightheaded Lighting and Maxlite for winning Lightfair Innovation Awards this year. Kuzco took home three awards, including Most Innovative Product of the Year for the Magellan.

Lightfair recognized the fixture for it's groundbreaking design and elegant appearance - highlighting the eye-catching but soft qualities that set the fixture apart. 

"The Magellan from Kuzco Lighting fills contemporary space with elegance, and pure, concentric form. Multiple shades surround a hollow center in a static orbit, creating a soft, floral effect that invites the eye to navigate the fixture’s contoured repetition. Indirect light is cast onto the shade interiors, creating an even, ambient glow. Featured as a stand-alone or clustered in larger spaces, the Magellan is especially suitable as a dramatic focal point, available in black finishes."

Source: Lightfair Innovation Awards

The Magellan also won a RedDot: Best of the Best award in lighting design. 

See our list of winners below and be sure to visit the virtual Lightfair Innovation Awards here for the full list of recipients.

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Topics: Lighting, Architectural Design Solutions, Lightheaded, Kuzco Contract, Maxlite

Welcome to our Blog!

Posted by Team Synergy on Oct 2, 2019 4:22:00 PM

Welcome to our blog: The Synergy Standard. Why the alliterative name? Because we believe work should be done to the highest standard possible, whether it be greeting someone at a distribution counter with a smile or staying in a hotel two hours away from home to make sure a building’s lighting controls are programmed perfectly. We are dedicated to building things right – from customer relationships to the projects we are involved in and the services we provide.

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Topics: Architectural Design Solutions, Electrical Wholesale Channel Solutions, Engineered Energy Solutions