E-News from RL Vanstory Company

January 4, 2024

Prepare to be Enlightened

Happy New Year from RLV! A new year means new lines and all new products. We have expanded our offering to include four amazing new lines: RBW, Blackjack, LLI Architectural, and Lightsmith. Each of these lines offer unique products to help round out any project in a variety of applications. Learn more below and be sure to visit our line card here to stay up to date on the latest offerings!

As an award-winning, independent design and manufacturing company headquartered in Kingston, New York, RBW is a brand for architects and designers looking for a higher quality of light. We deliver quickly and reliably, while our product specialists faithfully remain on call.

  • Indoor and Outdoor Applications available.
  • Quick ship program available with 10-day lead time.
  • B Corporation certification for Sustainability.
  • IP 20, 44, and 65 rated products available.
  • ADA Compliant, Declare, and UL listed products available.
  • Full library of finish samples available to ship in 1 day.

Click here to learn more about RBW.

Blackjack Lighting’s award-winning designs are specified by interior designers and architects. They cross residential and commercial installations. Commercial applications include custom marquis entrance ways and restaurants that deploy pendants with etched designs and/or color changing technology for remarkable effects.

From residential chandeliers, vanity fixtures and linear lighting to LED pendants specified by architects to fill thirty-foot-tall entrance ways, Blackjack delivers smart engineering and sublime design. Blackjack Lighting uses the highest quality materials, with tightly binned LED, custom optics and commercial-grade components tapping into the latest proven technologies.

Click here to learn more about Blackjack Lighting.

LLI Architectural Lighting serves the design market with custom solutions for a wide variety of commercial and high-end residential applications. In business since 2004—one of the pioneers of LED lighting. We provide responsive service nationwide from our Chicago headquarters. An architectural LED tapelight and “invisible” lighting specialist. Applications range from accent lighting to general illumination.

Product Categories:

  • Extrusions + LED

  • LED Tapelight

  • LED Neon

  • LED Flex sheets

  • Custom Linear LED

  • Outdoor wall washers & grazers

  • In-Ground & Mud-In

  • T-Grid drop ceiling fixtures

  • RGB, RGBW, Tunable White, Warm Fade

  • Handheld Controls

Quick Ship Program Available

Click here to learn more about LLI Architectural Lighting.

Lightsmith is an international supplier of specification-grade church, custom, and architectural lighting.  For architects dealing in classical historic lighting restoration and preservation, to LED church lighting retrofits, to schools and universities looking for large-scale custom lighting to give their alumnae and students a focal point of pride and inspiration.

Product Categories:

  • Pendants
  • Sconces
  • Chandeliers
  • Ceiling Mount
  • Bollards
  • Cascades
  • Confessional Products

Industries Served:

  • Educational
  • Worship
  • Enterainment and Hospitality
  • Government and Commercial
  • Health Care and Retail

Lightsmith also offers restoration and reproduction services, along with custom metal works.

Click here to learn more about Lightsmith.


Richard (Rich) Vanstory, Jr.

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