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About A.C. Lighting Inc.

Based in Toronto, with distribution centers locally and in New York state, A.C. Lighting Inc. was formed to support the growth of our UK-based parent company’s business in North America, to meet the specific needs of dealers and end users in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

We supply world-class lighting and associated rigging technologies for the theater, film, television, worship, exhibition and commercial markets. Our vast choice and stock-holding of products, accessories and consumables, coupled with in-house cable manufacturing facilities, provide a complete ‘one-stop’ service to meet all your lighting needs.

A.C. Lighting Inc. is the North American distributor for world-class technology brands including;

  • Chroma-Q®: LED Lighting
  • Vista by Chroma-Q: Lighting and Media Control Surfaces
  • PROLIGHTS: high value and high performance range of lighting, video and effects products
  • Luminex Network Intelligence: manufacturer of Data Distribution Equipment
  • Manfrotto and Avenger: Professional Lighting Stands and Accessories
  • Follow-Me: Remote Follow Spot Control Systems
  • LumenRadio: Wireless Lighting Control
  • Prolyte: Staging and Trussing; and

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  • News Highlights

    Mike Farmer joins A.C. Lighting Inc. as Sales Representative – Southeast USA

    June 7, 2023 08:18

    Meet Mike in booth 5853 during InfoComm.

    A.C. Lighting Inc., distributor of world-class lighting and rigging technologies, is pleased to announce that Mike Farmer has joined the team as U.S. Sales Representative – Southeast.

    Reporting to Fred Mikeska, Executive Vice President of Sales, Farmer will be responsible for developing the Southeast region of the USA, including creating relationships with our clients, offering excellent customer service, providing (one-on-one) demonstrations, and attending trade events.

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    Luminex introduces five new versions to the GigaCore pro AV range of switches

    June 5, 2023 12:51

    Luminex will also be presenting and demonstrating three new touring-grade professional AV switches joining its range of easy-to-operate ethernet switches, namely the GigaCore 20t and GigaCore 18t – both 10 Gb switches – and a 1 Gb version as well – the GigaCore 16t – in booth #5473.

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    A.C. Lighting Inc. appoints Manali Dhaduk as Inside Sales Representative for Canada

    April 3, 2023 08:51

    A.C. Lighting Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Manali Dhaduk as Inside Sales Representative for Canada.

    In this newly created role, Manali will report to Fred Mikeska, Executive VP of Sales, and works closely with Sales and Customer Support teams. Manali is responsible for supporting A.C. Lighting Inc.’s Canadian Client base and rep firm, PAG Canada, to grow sales and support clients with pre- or post-sales services.

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    How do you know good lighting in Broadcast?

    January 2, 2023 10:41

    If you don’t notice the lighting, and it doesn’t draw your attention to it, you know you’ve done a good job.

    Discover how to overcome three problems in broadcast & social media. 

    1. Camera angle
    2. Distance from the camera
    3. Lighting
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    Anthony Stofflet Named Brand Manager - Luminex

    February 27, 2023 14:49

    A.C. Lighting Inc. is pleased to announce Anthony Stofflet has joined the team as Brand Manager for the Luminex product line.

    "Anthony has a unique ability to educate others on technical brands so that they learn to use the product effectively,” explains Mikeska. “Working with Luminex products, while integrating PROLIGHTS and Chroma-Q lighting products, has provided Anthony with hands-on experience in network design, which will be integral in his new role as Brand Manager.”

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    Case Studies

    A View from the top of the World…Includes Chroma-Q

    A View from the top of the World…Includes Chroma-Q

    February 19, 2023 11:06

    2022 Grammy-winning Prog Giants Dream Theater worked throughout the pandemic to create their newest album “A view from the top of the World”. 

    When it came to lighting the panels, I wanted to use the Chroma-Q® Color Force II™ 72’s fixtures. The fixtures were hung at the top and the bottom of each panel to provide full color on the set. “The Chroma-Q® Color Force II™ fixtures provide great powerful colors, and I think the best saturation on the market,” explains Baird “Dream Theater has a powerful show. Using the fixtures to color match the video for the best audience experience was the ideal choice.”

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    Luke Combs Spotlights Follow-Me

    Luke Combs Spotlights Follow-Me

    November 4, 2022 08:31

    “We literally turned it around in about 15 minutes. And I'm going, ‘Is this going to work?’ <Laughs> I sat back and let the guys do what they do. And 10 minutes later, I see these lights traveling across the stage and these beautiful, nice circles. They're running the iris up and down and the level up and down, and I went, ‘That's awesome. We’ve got follow spots.’” Jeff Cranfill, Vice President of SES

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    Cotton Bowl Hospitality Suites - Lighting Creates Ambiance

    Cotton Bowl Hospitality Suites - Lighting Creates Ambiance

    May 30, 2022 13:57

    PROLIGHTS EclProfile FS replicates team colors and creates a fun environment

    “The project was interesting, as I needed to match the team colors, perfectly, for each hospitality suite. I used gobos in the EclProfile FS and projected them using the teams' colors on the wall. The entire space was fun,” comments Gillies.

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    The Rady Shell Invests in Follow-Me

    The Rady Shell Invests in Follow-Me

    December 7, 2021 12:12

    Follow-Me turned out to be an incredible solution for us,” explains Jason Rothberg, Technical Director, and Lighting Designer at The Rady Shell.“ The software can work with any moving light allowing us to utilize any IP65 rated fixture.”

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    The Canadian College of Performing Arts Invests in Prolyte

    The Canadian College of Performing Arts Invests in Prolyte

    November 10, 2021 07:11

    Prolyte products can be tailored to anyone’s needs, that’s the beauty of the product,” remarks Paul. “The client is impressed with the rigging structure and happy with the result.”

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