James O’Blaney Master of Ceremony at Lumens 2019

James O’Blaney was Master of Ceremony (and entertainer extraordinaire) along with Nathaniel Bliss for the 2019 IESNYC Lumen Awards held at Chelsea Piers on June 13. They delighted the crowd with a most amusing Lumen video and concluded the awards in Hawaiian attire, as they played ukuleles and passed out Leis! Industry folks comment that he is the funniest guy in the lighting industry. We here at O’Blaney Rinker couldn’t agree more!



We would like to congratulate the following Lumen Award Winners: BuroHappold Engineering; Tillotson Design Associates; LOOP Lighting; One Lux Studio; Focus Lighting; Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design; Lighting Workshop; upLIGHT; and CBBLD for their outstanding work!

Our team at ORA also had the pleasure to spend some fun time with our manufacturers! Following are some of the highlights:


O’Blaney Rinker Team and our Amazing Regionals from Barn Light, Rosco and Eklipse at the 2019 Lumen Awards.

Caroline Rinker enjoyed dinner with Steve and Elizabeth Seligman from Forum; Ellen Sears from TDA; David Del Rosario from WSP USA; and Nick Stuchlak and Batuhan Tumba from CBBLD

Jessie Grillo and Thomas Hadl from Techoled

Sheila Kuster from Rosco and Jessie Grillo

Dave Wallace and Bev Dahl from Barnlight

D.J. Ziobro from Dado Lighting celebrating with Diana and James O’Blaney

O’Blaney Rinker is an Educational Silver Sponsor for the New York City Section of the IES and also a Shuttle Bus Sponsor of the Lumen Awards.