GrandMA Real World Training Contest

ILC hosted a GrandMA training course a few weeks ago and invited the attendees back to work on the board, program a short light show, and play with our NEW EQUIPMENT! We want you to be the judge of who wins this contest! Vote for your favorite shows (there are 5) and help them win $250!

Change

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein

Holding Down ILC

As Chuck mentioned in his blog last week, things here are definitely in ‘holding down the fort’ mode, as about 25% of our full time employees have been out on vacation during these dog days of summer. For the past week or so it’s been Nic and me alone on the 2nd floor handling with phone calls, adjusting orders, and …

Dog Days of Summer

As I look out my window I thank the weather Gods for the relief in the heat. It has not been as bad as 2012, but last week was unbearable. Walking outside in the early morning and it is 80 degrees and 80 percent humidity with no breeze. Need I say more?? I will not drone on about weather because …

On Vacation

I guess it is time for another blog. As is typical the last time I did my blog I had grand plans for future blogs, and the ideas were flowing. It was my intention to make some drafts and outlines and get it all done way in advance. Well I guess that didn’t work out so well for me, as …

Summertime Blues? No way!

Well, it’s official. 2013 is half-way over. Believe it or not, this was a recent revelation of mine (sometimes I’m a bit slow). Ok, I simply wasn’t paying attention. I’ve been thinking, how can it possibly be July already? If the fact that there is still a glimpse of daylight at 9PM isn’t a clear indicator, maybe it has been …

Bro Blog V. 2

The summer is here and that means bathing suit weather. Time to cut out the carbs and up the protein intake. Low carbs and a very active physical job make for a bad combination. How do we do it? Caffeine! And lots of it, which Kevin Bradley is no stranger to. Some prefer coffee, some energy drinks, I like a …

Heather Carson

I met Heather Carson about six years ago in grad school. At that time, she was beginning to add lighting artistry to her successful theatrical lighting design repertoire. In the theatrical lighting design world, she is well known for using unconventional lamps as the main sources of light. She uses sodium vapor, metal halide, as well as fluorescent lamps in …

Future LD

Most people that know me, also know just how much of a geek I can be when it comes to lighting and lighting technology. What most people don’t know, is that my boy William, at the tender age of 1 ½, is also turning out to be a rather precocious lighting designer in his own right. Now some people might …

Value of Chicago City-wide Conferences for Lighting Rentals

Sometimes, it is hard to see how a decision by an association not to hold their annual conference in Chicago directly affects a lighting rental shop such as Intelligent Lighting Creations (not to mention other trade show and event service providers). Although the drop off of trade show lighting rentals going to McCormick Place is apparent, subrentals and offsite events …