ConTech Lighting 2012 Lighting Awards for Creative Design

An Annual Acknowledgement for Design Excellence in Lighting

Northbrook, IL, December 14, 2012 – ConTech Lighting announced today the winners of their 13th Annual Lighting Awards for creative lighting design. The award winners were recognized in the categories of hospitality design and commercial design; projects are located in Florida and Illinois, respectively.

Tryst Gastro Lounge in St. Petersburgh, Florida was given a ‘fashion runway’ effect created by mounting sixty Sirius Starlight fixtures in a long rectangular pattern on a black ceiling. ConTech’s MiniTrack fixtures mounted with both track and mono-point accent the rich tufted upholstered high back booths and reflect off of surfaces drawing attention to the rich finishes. The main focus however, was the bar. Sixty-two Sirius Clear Carat fixtures were arranged in staggered rows and columns to create a stunning chandelier suspended above the onyx bar. With the proper dimming applied, this unique twenty foot long, low voltage, halogen chandelier sparkles and reflects light throughout Tryst. This entire 2,000 square foot interior is illuminated with ConTech products specified by Jeff Vinachi, LC of Certified Lighting Solutions and the design was completed by Rob Bowen of the Design Group.

The second winning project was the Groupon Headquarters in ConTech Lighting’s home state of Illinois. Elaine Kilburg with KSA Lighting was the specifier on the project and Jenna Rivera with BOX Studios was the designer. 6” Compact Fluorescent Downlights highlight the tabletops in the CEO’s two exclusive board rooms; each with floating, perforated metal tile ceilings for a futuristic appearance. Throughout the rest of Groupon’s Headquarters in Chicago, each space is theatrically themed; a tiki style lunch room, futuristic lounge and outdoor park meeting area, to name a few. ConTech’s 6” Compact Fluorescent Cylinders are utilized throughout these themed spaces. Specified in silver, the shades act as general lighting while ‘disappearing’ into the surrounding exposed ceiling and HVAC elements. These fixtures add a dramatic ambience and allow the colorful and whimsical design of the space to take center stage.

Applications are flowing in for next year’s 2013 Lighting Awards and here’s how you can

About ConTech Lighting of Illinois, LLC:

Since 1980, ConTech Lighting has been committed to providing innovative, high-quality lighting products. ConTech is continually searching for ways to make products easier to work with, perform better and last longer. With cutting-edge fixture designs and superior product engineering, they are constantly introducing new products that feature the latest in lamp, ballast and transformer technology. For more information, visit their website


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