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May 2019

Build2Spec: From Start to Finish

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PMC Lighting’s Build-2-Spec philosophy is focused on the creation of custom shapes, finishes, and colors to complement your unique, individual space. First, we craft a luminaire outside of the traditional, then we further create a memorable space when we combine this functionality with fashion finishes (such as wood grain or custom colors) and serviceable options like our AURA color tuning technology or sound absorbing acoustic solutions. PMC delivers fixtures that uniquely combine form and function.

We know how important color and finish are on our finished products. We have options that can make your lighting memorable and stylish.

RAL Colors

RAL is a color matching system for paint, coatings, and plastics. Utilizing the RAL color classification system allows PMC to ensure a precise color match and provide consistency and uniformity among multiple pieces. There are hundreds of colors to choose from that will provide a beautiful matte finish that is resistant to UV light, abrasion, humidity, and corrosion. Our range of standard options allow you to match branding or paint colors, to blend in a fixture, or add a pop of color, all at no additional charge.

Wood Grain Finishes

If a wood-like finish is more in keeping with your decor, our wood grain powder finishes create a seamless finish that mimics the look of solid wood. With a variety of different grains and colors available, wood finishes ranging from light bamboo to dark walnut can be achieved. Complete with graining and knots, this powder technology provides long term durability and protection, as well as a life-like appearance. The powder coating finish has the beautiful appearance of wood while being available in fixture configurations difficult to achieve in real wood. Like our RAL color finishes, it helps protect the fixture from UV and humidity damage, resulting in an extremely low maintenance luminaire.

Other Options

Beyond color and finish, changing the color of light to suit your mood or time of day is another option. Our AURA tunable solutions allow for customized output, 2 to 5 chip color mixing, and a choice of control methods, allowing for perfect light to shine.

PMC Lighting has earned its reputation in the design community for our custom and semi-custom lighting fixtures. We know that not all projects are the same and not all lighting fixtures should be the same either. For more information on how we can bring your project to life, contact us or find an agent.

May 2019 PMC Lighting Featured Agent of the Month: Alliance Lighting

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PMC Lighting introduces our May Featured Agent, Alliance Lighting.

Cassie Carter, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, selected Alliance Lighting to be our May Featured Agent. “Located in Columbia, MD, Alliance Lighting focuses on Lighting for Designed Spaces. This focus has been a natural fit with PMC Lighting’s Build2Spec focus,” Cassie says. “Working with Alliance has been about more than just the products; it is also about our relationship. Alliance is a dream agency in that their team is savvy, enthusiastic, friendly, and productive.  Their inside sales team is just as strong as the specification sales team.  They are honest about what they need for their market and always looking for new ways to use PMC products.  They have truly diversified their use of PMC product offerings. Their projects range from troffers to linear to curvilinear.  They are loyal, fun, and dedicated.  I look forward to many more years of working with this fine group!”

Mike Devlin, President of Design Sales, says, “Alliance Lighting has a long, extensive history with PMC Lighting dating back 15-plus years. We have always used them as our ‘go-to’ line for standard lighting products, such as 2x2s and downlights.”

Mike specifically states that over the past few years, the products have graduated into something that can be used in every space and at every location within that space. “My designers are no longer limited to office areas but we are now in the Lobbies of Class A buildings in Washington, DC. Visually interesting products are now part of our ‘go-to’ line. Clean lines of light, full integration, and cutting edge technologies have allowed my lighting designers to take notice. No longer is it just architects or engineers reviewing our PMC Submittal drawings.” Just a few of our projects with Alliance are shown in this email.

Mike mentions that over the years, Allliance’s primary contact had been our CEO/President Larry Crystal. “Larry is a great guy who will always get you the answer right away. Replacing him in our market was not an easy task. He spoiled us pretty good! Then, Cassie Carter started with us in 2016 and we couldn’t be happier. She stepped right in and gets my team the answers we need. Based on the years of our strong relationship with those folks, I personally consider them friends.”

PMC Lighting Clarus Pendant Drums at CSR (Courtesy: Fox Architects)

Staying on the cutting edge and delivering products as promised is important in our industry. Mike understands this. “Our market, like every other one, is extremely busy. Products need to be on the jobsite yesterday. PMC makes it happen every time. We know we can call Cassie or Larry directly, and they will do everything in their power to make the design team happy. And my designers know this and appreciate the effort shown. We look forward to the future innovations coming our way and so do my designers.”

Quest Global (Courtesy: SKB Architects) 

Respect and loyalty go hand-in-hand, and in the relationship between Alliance Lighting and PMC, this concept is no exception. Mike says, “I am constantly approached by factories to rep their lines, some very similar lines from even larger companies. However, I found the relationship will carry you further than the products alone. We value the rapport we have built, and feel valued in return.”
PMC Lighting is also proud of our work and our relationship with Alliance Lighting. We look forward to a continued, long association!

AARP HQ in Washington,DC (Courtesy: Joe Faass)