Issue #67 | November 2019
Featured Manufacturer
Since its founding in 1944, Prescolite has been a prominent force in the lighting industry. Their focus is on downlighting, track, and surface products. Such notable industry advances as the first compact fluorescent downlight in the US, the first indoor HID downlight, the first compact fluorescent multi-voltage, multi-wattage, intelligent, electronic ballasts, and their patented Virtual Source optics are all industry firsts pioneered by Prescolite. This leadership continues today with Prescolite at the forefront of recessed, surface, and track lighting solutions.

Learn more about Prescolite by visiting their website .
MH Controls Corner:
The Value of a Controls Rep

Each month, a member of our Lighting Controls Department  offers insight and advice about lighting controls. This month's article is brought to us by Mike Bogomolov, our Controls Engineering Supervisor.

A lot of complex steps take place when designing the lighting for a commercial project, and today more than ever before, lighting controls play a substantial role in that process. The key to success is having a good understanding of how the lighting in a space is to interact with its environment and the environment with the lighting. A thorough understanding of the local energy codes and building standards, along with understanding the needs of the specifier and the contractor doesn’t come overnight, and is not easy to manage from afar. With so many different variables and parties involved, it takes a real expert to solve that puzzle. Having a dedicated controls engineer on the design team to bring a complete controls package together for a project is indispensable.
 
Product Spotlight

Architectural lighting uses illumination to define space, highlight materials, and orchestrate how individuals experience the environment. Unless used as a decorative element, it’s critical the luminaires used to achieve these solutions don’t inadvertently become the focus and detract from the intent of the design.

This was the guiding principle for the engineers at Prescolite, when they set out to create the new LITEISTRY Architectural Downlighting product family. LITEISTRY allows Lighting Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, and Engineers to specify with confidence, knowing that a truly quiet ceiling is possible.
The LITEISTRY Architectural Downlighting product family offers a broad palette of luminaires that provide consistency in appearance and performance – thus complementing the solution, not becoming the focus.

LITEISTRY features a vast array of options with round and square aperture shapes in 3″, 4″ and 6″, covering downlighting, wall wash, adjustable accent and cylinder solutions. Four different beam distributions, a wide range of lumen outputs, and 27 reflector finish/color combinations provide additional freedom to explore possibilities with renewed confidence that the right luminaire option is available to ensure a coordinated visual across the entire project.
 
The MH Companies Has Expanded into Southern Idaho and Western Wyoming

For nearly five decades, The MH Companies has been serving the lighting and lighting controls communities in Colorado, Southern Wyoming, and the panhandle of Nebraska. We’re pleased to announce that our territories have expanded to include Southern Idaho and counties in Western Wyoming. Our established Colorado and Southern Wyoming markets will continue to be serviced by the same core MH team that you’re accustomed to working with. These new markets will be serviced by our seasoned core group, and an expanded sales team. We are excited about this expansion, and other developments related to this and other initiatives, that we will let you know about in the near future. We look forward to the next five decades of mutual successes.
Upcoming Office Schedule
 
As the year comes to an end, we want to be sure you are aware of our upcoming office closures.

Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
Our offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25
Our offices will be closed in celebration of Christmas.

Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1
Our offices will be closed as we ring in the new year.
We’re rounding out the year with a two-month promotion and a big prize! The MH Companies and Prescolite are giving away a 64GB 11″ iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)! Or, the winner can choose to receive a $1,000 Visa gift card instead of the iPad and Apple Pencil! Enter today, and you could be joining the list of previous monthly giveaway winners! Yes, people really do win! We have photos and videos to prove it!
Entry deadline is December 31, 2019!
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