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Holophane and Martin Architectural Lighting have joined forces in the U.S. Market Holophane to now offer the Martin Professional range of color changing luminaires

Premier lighting solutions company Holophane and Martin Professional have formed a commercial cooperation in the United States that enables Holophane to offer Martin Professional’s complete architectural range of automated, color changing luminaires countrywide.

A leader in lighting for commercial, industrial, emergency and outdoor applications, Holophane’s extensive network of factory-trained sales representatives and Acuity Brand’s Lighting's New York City sales team will now have Martin’s complete Martin Architectural product range of exterior and interior color changing luminaires at its disposal, with the full support and technical back-up of Martin Professional, Inc.

Gorm Teichert , Martin Professional’s Vice President of Public Spaces and Vice President of Marketing, commented, “The agreement to work together with Holophane is a positive decision for both companies and a real win-win. It provides Martin with the exposure we need in the architectural lighting sector in the U.S. and enables Holophane to offer the best of both worlds – traditional and color changing lighting solutions.”

Brian Friborg , Martin U.S. President, added, “It’s a natural marriage . Martin offers a unique set of products that forms an excellent complement to Holophane’s range and t he cooperation will enable us to better cover the market broadly through Holophane’s experienced and educated workforce. Moreover, our association with a well-respected and market leading company like Holophane not only shows the level to which our unique application and quality of product are respected, it also provides a level of credibility and stamp of approval.”

Crawford Lipsey, Holophane’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, adds, “I am pleased that Holophane and Martin are teaming up together to provide a design solution to the architectural community that doesn’t exist today in the U.S. The Holophane sales force is in contact with the architectural community on many opportunities in commercial & municipal landscapes, retail, and waterfront design. Color, and its technical application in lighting, is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. Martin offers a diverse selection of low to very high output fixtures for almost all applications. Their products are very versatile, and their commitment to high quality and high performance is paramount in our decision to include them in our product portfolio and solutions approach to the market. I look forward to a successful relationship.”

The Holophane/Martin Architectural cooperation begins in earnest as several color-related seminars in selected cities are planned beginning with Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. on April 19, followed by Atlanta - April 26, Los Angeles – May 22, Chicago – June 7, and New York – June 21. The seminars are aimed to educate, inform and inspire the lighting design community to utilize colored lighting in their projects. Those interested should contact their local Holophane Rep, Martin, or sign up for the various seminar dates online at www.holophane.com.

The cooperation does not involve any other Acuity Brands company besides Holophane and Acuity Brand’s Lighting New York City sales office . The agreement has come into immediate effect. V isit www.martin-architectural.com or www.holophane.com for more information.


Martin Professional

Martin Professional is a world leader in the production of automated lighting for the entertainment industry and architectural lighting sector. The Martin Architectural product range consists of a dedicated line of functional and aesthetically pleasing exterior and interior color changing luminaires. All Martin Architectural fixtures are durable, easy-to-use tools useful in a wide variety of applications. Headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional maintains operations in over 90 countries the world over. U.S. operations are based in Sunrise, Florida with regional offices in Las Vegas; Branson, Missouri; and Simi Valley, California.


Holophane is an Acuity Brands company. Acuity Brands, Inc., with fiscal year 2006 net sales of approximately $2.4 billion, is comprised of Acuity Brands Lighting and Acuity Specialty Products. Acuity Brands Lighting is one of the world's leading providers of lighting fixtures and includes brands such as Lithonia Lighting(R), Holophane(R), Peerless(R), Hydrel(R), American Electric Lighting(R), and Gotham(R). Acuity Specialty Products is a leading provider of specialty chemicals and includes brands such as Zep(R), Zep Commercial(TM), Enforcer(R), and Selig(TM). Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Acuity Brands employs approximately 10,000 people and has operations throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.

For more information please contact:

David Baum
National Sales Director – Public Spaces
Martin Professional
Phone: 740-324-0362
E-mail: david.baum@martinpro.com


Peter Schreiber
Holophane, An Acuity Brands Company
Phone: 740-349-4241
E-mail: PeterSchreiber@Holophane.com


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