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VLS Welcomes New Director of Sales for Rental & Production

VLS is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Lombardi as the Director of Sales for Rental & Production. With a record of proven successes within the live events and hospitality industries, Lombardi will play a pivotal role in driving VLS’s growth and expansion in the Cleveland market.

Take-5 Spotlight – Libby Zamiska

Today’s Take-5 Spotlight is on Libby Zamiska, Production Manager

Take-5 Spotlight 06.23.23: Cyd Knight

Take-5 Spotlight 06.30.23: Cyd Knight

Wedding Lookbook

Check out our new wedding lookbook to discover inspiration for your special day!

Take-5 Spotlight 05.19.23: Paul Vincent

Take-5 Spotlight 05.19.23: Paul Vincent

Event Planner Tips: Why You Should Work with a Professional Lighting Company

When it comes to planning an event, lighting is often overlooked but in reality, it can be the secret ingredient that elevates any event from ordinary to extraordinary! Let’s dive into the top 5 benefits of working with a professional lighting company.

Event Lighting: How Colors Impact Your Event

Color is a powerful tool in the world of entertainment lighting. Learn about commonly used colors for events and their associated impacts to the overall ambiance.

Take-5 Spotlight 04.28.23: Carolyn Heard

Take-5 Spotlight 04.28.23: Carolyn Heard

Fog Machines vs Haze Machines | What’s the Difference?

Discover the differences between fog and haze machines, two popular special effects machines used to create misty atmospheres for events. We take a look into how both machines work, their advantages and disadvantages, and which machine might be best for different types of events.

Take-5 Spotlight 3.24.23: Kristina Zeigler

Take-5 Spotlight 3.24.23: Kristina Zeigler

Take-5 Spotlight 02.24.23: Randy Scheib

Take-5 Spotlight 01.17.23: Carly Conroy

VLS Supplies Equipment for University of Cincinnati’s BAAM 2023 Performance

VLS Supplies Equipment for University of Cincinnati’s BAAM 2023 Performance

Take-5 Spotlight 01.27.23: Carly Conroy

Take-5 Spotlight 01.17.23: Carly Conroy

VLS Lights Up Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2023

VLS lit up the annual New Year’s celebration in Pittsburgh, known as Highmark First Night.

Take-5 Spotlight 01.06.23: Victoria Fisher

Take-5 Spotlight 01.06.23: Victoria Fisher

Take-5 Spotlight 12.16.22: Michelle Leigh

Take-5 Spotlight 12.16.22: Michelle Leigh

Make Your Own Snow Bag!

A traditional approach to making snow onstage is with the use of theatrical “snow” dropped from a snow bag (also known as a snow cradle).

Take-5 Spotlight 12.2.22: Mandi Stevens

Take-5 Spotlight 12.2.22: Mandi Stevens

Take-5 Spotlight 11.18.22: Ryan Harris

Take-5 Spotlight 11.18.22: Ryan Harris

Take-5 Spotlight 11.04.22: Liz Turner

Take-5 Spotlight 11.04.22: Liz Turner

Take-5 Spotlight 10.21.22: Matt White

Take-5 Spotlight 10.21.22: Matt White

VLS is Hiring!

Start your career with VLS! Our people are our strength, and in addition to competitive pay, we offer lots of benefits. Click the button below to learn more.

How Safe is Your School Theater?

As school gets underway for the 2022-23 school year, so do productions in school theaters. From orchestral concerts to full-ensemble musicals, there is a lot going on in your theater! With that in mind, have you reviewed your facility for gaps in safety? The well-being of actors. musicians, stage hands, crew, and technical directors, as well as those in the audience, ultimately comes down to the decisions you make.

VLS Appoints New President

Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) and Canterbury Capital LLC are proud to announce that John Petrafesa has been appointed as the new President of VLS and accompanying brands, Production Advantage powered by VLS and Platinum TDM, from our office in Cleveland, OH.

VLS Resumes Internship Program

Students who wish to intern with VLS over the Summer or Fall of 2022 can apply for open spots in Cleveland, Cincinnati, or Pittsburgh.

Vincent Lighting Systems Re-Imagined

As our business evolves and we expand our service offerings, we have reimagined our brand to illustrate that we do more than lighting while continuing to stand by our core values and VLS Promise.

For lighting, rigging, video walls and more – VLS is your source.

A Statement from VLS President Tom Siko re: Coronavirus

Our country, our communities, our families and (of course) Vincent Lighting are all facing unprecedented challenges with the disturbance of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we have a bright outlook for the future, uncertainty definitely lies ahead. With events postponed and facilities closed, portions of our business are slower than we would like. We have a terrific team at Vincent Lighting, and as our rental shop is idle, we are making attempts to do maintenance on our facilities and equipment and provide training for our employees. Our goal is to robustly resume our operations, as the industry begins to reboot.

Web Conferencing and Video Streaming Lighting

Due to concerns from COVID-19, many customers are choosing to postpone or cancel their in-person events and meetings. Vincent Lighting is working to ensure that the show must go on. Our team of lighting and event technology specialists are working to offer alternate solutions for web conferencing and video streaming lighting.

USITT 2020 Houston has been Cancelled

Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the 60th Anniversary of USITT’s Stage Expo and Conference planned for Houston has been cancelled. Stay tuned for details on USITT 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.

Vincent Lighting Systems Announces Reorganization to Focus on Markets

For the past two years, VLS leadership has been structured around individual offices in Cleveland, Northern Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Detroit and North Carolina. To improve our focus on market and operational areas, we are excited to announce that several key individuals at Vincent Lighting Systems have been identified to hold new roles within our leadership team.

2019 in Review

About to embark on a new year, we have taken a moment to reflect on 2019. This video showcases just a handful of the lighting services that we provided for various corporate meetings, concerts, festivals, musicals, shows, parties, weddings, systems designs and installations over the past year.

VLS 2020 Vendor Showcase: Feb 11-13

Join Vincent Lighting Systems, for the 2020 Vendor Showcase and Open House, February 11 – 13. Registration is now open! Sign up in advance and attend, to be eligible to win a VLS Prize Package!

VLS is Accepting Applications for 2020 Internship Program

Students who wish to intern with VLS over the summer next year can apply for open spots in Cleveland, Cincinnati or Pittsburgh.

Support for Your ETC Console

Some legacy ETC consoles will have limited software development in the near future. It’s highly recommended that these consoles be evaluated for upgrade. Vincent Lighting Systems can support customers who have existing ETC products and help determine the most cost effective upgrade path.

Ohio Church Gets a Budget-Friendly Face Lift with New, Efficient Lighting

Vincent Lighting examined the church’s goals to create a modern look to their sanctuary stage and provide a cost-effective plan to gradually transition to LED lighting. Working closely with the church staff, VLS created a fresh look to to their stage, using energy-efficient fixtures.

BLINK 2019: Rumble the Singing Bridge Featured Session at USITT-OVS Fall Conference

For BLINK 2019, the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will be bathed in light and sound, October 10-13. Be part of a behind-the-scenes discussion with Masary Studios and Vincent Lighting, to learn what it took to put this together for the festival. This featured session will be presented at the USITT – OVS Fall Conference, Saturday, October 12.

Vincent Lighting Systems Opens a Sales Office in Raleigh, NC; Walt Weber Appointed National Sales Manager

Vincent Lighting Systems has opened a new location in Raleigh, North Carolina to support the needs of clients in North and South Carolina. This office is focused on the sale of both lighting and rigging products and systems. As part of the VLS commitment to this new effort, Walt Weber has been named National Sales Manager.

VLS Voted as Finalist for Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year

We are honored to have been voted a finalist for Projection, Lights & Staging News’ Hometown Hero Lighting Company of the Year award! Your vote can help us get a Parnelli Award.

Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center chooses Rosco Pica Cubes for an ideal LED retrofit solution

The Aronoff Center is a performing arts center in downtown Cincinnati comprised of three multi-purpose auditoriums. The largest venue, Procter & Gamble Hall, features a beautiful fiber optic star ceiling that was recently upgraded with LED illuminators.

VLS becomes largest rental supplier of VL2600 fixtures in US

Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) continues to drive innovation in lighting with a substantial investment in state-of-the-art, intelligent lighting fixtures. The Vari-Lite 2600 family of fixtures is one of the most powerful platforms on the market, offering high intensity, exceptional performance and superb light quality in an LED moving light fixture.