SOURCE: Tech Lighting

Tech Lighting

January 13, 2010 15:21 ET

Tech Lighting Unveils New Innovations for 2010 at the Dallas International Lighting and Accessories Market

Highlights Include Easy-to-Install MonoRail/FreeJack Speaker System, Environmentally Friendly Product Line, and New Designs by Bacchus Glass

DALLAS, TX and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 13, 2010) - Tech Lighting, a Chicago-based manufacturer of premium decorative lighting, will unveil new lighting innovations for 2010 at its showroom (#4705 in the Dallas Market Center) during the International Lighting and Accessories Market, January 14-18, 2010.

"We couldn't be more excited to showcase Tech Lighting's new products for 2010," said Sean Lavin, VP of Product Design for Tech Lighting. "We've listened to our customers and designed our new products to meet their specific requests for creative yet timeless designs and reliability. Like all of Tech Lighting's products, our 2010 collection has been carefully crafted to deliver outstanding functionality and value far beyond just illumination."

RAIL TONES SNEAK PREVIEW - WIRELESS AUDIO SPEAKER SYSTEM

Visitors to the Tech Lighting Showroom will be the first to preview Rail Tones -- Tech Lighting's patent pending, breakthrough wireless audio speaker system that mounts to and is powered by Tech Lighting's low-voltage lighting systems. With Rail Tones, which will be available in May 2010, homeowners will be able to effortlessly add surround sound throughout their home simply by connecting the speakers to Tech Lighting's lighting systems without any additional installation and the wireless transmitter to almost any audio device. The system features uncompressed DVD-quality audio for superb sound.

The Rail Tones kit will include two wireless speakers, one wireless transmitter (plus power adaptor/cords) and one remote control with volume control and six pre-set equalizer options, allowing users to control each speaker individually. Additional speakers and a sub-woofer can be purchased separately.

THE BOREAL COLLECTION - SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING, SUPERIOR DESIGN

Also new from Tech Lighting is the company's environmentally friendly Boreal collection. Designed for green home/building designers and enthusiasts, this unique green lighting collection takes all aspects of the environment into account. The shades are made of natural hemp fabric with a recycled paper backing and recycled sand-cast bronze metal detailing. Both the fabric shade and recycled bronze are sourced locally within 20 miles of the Tech Lighting headquarters. Energy-saving LED and compact fluorescent lamping options are available, and the product ships in environmentally friendly recycled packaging -- also sourced locally.

NEW COLLECTION DESIGNED BY BACCHUS GLASS

Tech Lighting will be showcasing exquisite signature pieces from the renowned hand blown glass studio of Bacchus Glass, including several designs created exclusively for Tech Lighting's customers. Master glass blower Frank Cavaz and designer Julie Carcione Cavaz founded Bacchus Glass in the heart of the Carneros wine growing region in Sonoma, California. The studio creates stunning works of hand blown glass art and light fixtures.

NEW SIGNATURE PENDANTS, WALL SCONCES & CEILING FIXTURES

Tech Lighting will also be showcasing more than two dozen new signature line-voltage and low-voltage pendants, wall sconces, ceiling fixtures and chandeliers. For images and descriptions of these new products, please view the 2010 new product fact sheet at http://www.techlighting.com/pdf/uploaded/tl_newproduct_pr.pdf

NEW LOW-VOLTAGE HEADS

Tech Lighting is introducing two new low-voltage heads. The Envision head was inspired by Tech Lighting's ELEMENT line of fully adjustable and lockable recessed downlights. It is a specification grade head with precision internal gearing mechanisms that allow for hot aiming with a phillips or flat head screwdriver. All gears are self-locking. The Scania head features a fresh, Scandinavian-inspired design and is offered in a satin nickel finish or two modern paint finishes including burnt sienna or linen.

NEW AND IMPROVED MONORAIL

Tech Lighting will also be showcasing enhancements made to its industry leading MonoRail system in response to customer requests for a more visually appealing surface transformer, flusher rail system and improved FreeJack connector. The new MonoRail system features one inch standoffs and low-profile power feed canopies, which allows the system to sit closer to the ceiling. Tech Lighting is also introducing a Remodel Recessed Transformer, which combines the aesthetics of remote transformers with the flexibility of surface transformers. The transformer is concealed inside a housing that recesses above the ceiling; the decorative canopy is the only visible portion of the transformer once installed.

Dallas Market Center
Showroom #4705
2100 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX

About Tech Lighting and Encompass Lighting Group:

Headquartered outside of Chicago, Tech Lighting offers a family of decorative accent lighting brands including Tech Lighting, 2thousand degrees, T~trak, ELEMENT, Wilmette Lighting Company and tiella. Known for its refined, timeless designs combined with the latest advancements in lighting technology and expert craftsmanship, the company has been a premier choice of architects, lighting designers, interior designers and homeowners since 1988. Tech Lighting is a part of the Encompass Lighting Group, a Generations Brands company. Tech Lighting's products can be found in lighting retailers and through sales representatives across North America. For more information, visit www.techlighting.com.

About Generation Brands:

Generation Brands is one of America's leading companies serving the lighting, electrical wholesale, home improvement, home décor, and building industries. The company has an outstanding portfolio of fashionable and functional lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and decorative products that provide value and growth for our customers and end-users. Our success is derived from our ability to serve our customers and end-users with superior service, leading edge design, and outstanding quality. We continue to increase marketing investments and develop operating and product synergies that enhance our value to the many markets we serve. For more information, visit www.Generation-Brands.com.

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