OHNY Features Project with Kelvix Lighting

Jen Mason makes the scene at The National Hockey League Flagship Store, Hudson Yards tour promoted by Open House New York (OHNY) Saturday night. Kelvix, an O’Blaney Rinker manufacturer-partner supplied RGBW solutions for cove and stair lighting for this multi-sensory hockey experience.

The tour featured the senior lighting designer from Cooley Monato Studio and a member of the architectural team from TPG who discussed the thoughts behind and challenges of designing and building this elevated retail experience using light and materials to convey a visual sense of movement and the perception of being on the ice and part of the game.

ORA Team Places 3rd at the IESNYC Scavenger Hunt

ORA Team places 3rd Place in a 3-Way Tie at the IESNYC Scavenger Hunt in NYC! Way to go Dave Wallace, Andrea Martinez, Evan White, Amanda Espinoza, & Caroline Rinker!!
The IESNYC invited lighting enthusiasts to participate in the first ever IESNYC Lighting Scavenger Hunt, on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Scavenger Hunt teams received clues and riddles and it was up to them to find the sites of notable lighting and architectural interest in Manhattan.

O’Blaney Rinker Hosts Successful ‘Homecoming at the Hangar’

On October 7th, O’Blaney Rinker hosted “Homecoming at the Hangar” at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum.

New York lighting design studios, architectural firms, and others in the lighting industry gathered to view hands-on demos of the latest technologies and newest product releases from the following O’Blaney Rinker Associates family of manufacturer-partners:

Barn Light Electric
Dado Lighting

Eos Lightmedia


Lamar/ Clear Vu

Scout Lighting

The quality of the attendee struck me the most as there were lots of big name firms as well as independent designers. It harkened to a different era when one or two people worked a booth and demonstrated product to a small group of people and those waves of groups just kept coming and coming, and coming,” stated Randy Reid of the Edison Report

This single-day event included a walkthrough of the manufacturers’ tabletops, and the opportunity to explore the museum’s most-comprehensive historical exhibits! The evening offered food, cocktails, and live music outdoors on the Fantail! Overlooking the Hudson River and the New Jersey skyline, the fantail was the ideal outdoor setting to enjoy a magnificent view of the sunset. The ship’s design provides a natural awning, convenient for all types of weather. Ligeo sponsored a photo booth for all to enjoy! Visit our Homecoming at the Hangar page for photo highlights »

Light for Life

We have been working hard for LIGHT FOR LIFE!! 

LIGHT FOR LIFE is a 90FT long x 3FT high ribbon of dynamic color-changing light—generously donated by Tivoli Lighting—that will be programmed into text, images, and movement, creating a powerful visual across the front façade of the hospital. The dynamic programming will be set against a backdrop of large-scale printed images of the neighborhood, community, and hospital staff. The photography and the chance to “Buy a Light” in tribute to thank a frontline worker or honor loved one who has been touched by cancer or COVID (survivor or departed) will provide an opportunity for the community to create a deep, personal connection with the installation.

Join Paddle for the Cure NYC, Women in Lighting + Design NYC, and Elmhurst Health + Hospitals at the FREE unveiling of the LIGHT FOR LIFE installation – help us FLIP THE SWITCH!

WHEN: October 4th | 6PM – 8PM
WHERE: Elmhurst Hospital Center, Broadway Entrance

Tivoli used their Litesphere True RGB+W, a TRUE original commercial grade, outdoor rated, low voltage LED strand light available in color changing RGB+W. A Tivoli proprietary design from the ground up provides an all-new receptacle eliminating water penetration with a new screw-on design and a double O-ring for a secure fit on every globe.

Tivoli’s research in algorithm performance eliminates the need for a fourth channel from the standard RGBW DMX setup. The use of three channels reduces data consumption and speeds up setup time with self-addressed pixel/globes. Upgraded mounting hardware allows for suspended or surface applications providing the perfect installation for any demanding project.

Forum Acquisition by Current Offers Synergies

Elevate your design to the next level with

TriGain® technology and Forum architectural lighting.

O’Blaney Rinker Associates is enthusiastic about the acquisition of manufacturer-partner Forum Inc. by GE Current, a Daintree company. Forum Lighting’s 50-plus–year record of working with the design community to develop and manufacture spec-grade products is exceptional. Forum will continue as a vertically integrated, standalone entity and enjoy numerous advantages as part of Current.

Current’s TriGain phosphor technology presents just such a synergy. Current has invested significantly in the development of an efficient, narrow-band red phosphor. TriGain technology offers great color rendering across the spectrum, with vivid reds – at no cost to the light engine’s efficacy. The highly detailed TM30 color rendering tool shows TriGain’s optimized performance. Few light sources can meet the criteria in TM-30 Annex E, and TriGain technology does so with high efficacy. Retailers, specifically, will benefit. Packaging and merchandise catch the eye, thanks to colors that pop.

Combining TriGain with Forum’s high-performance luminaires also offers virtually limitless possibilities for offices, wellness service providers, transportation centers, and more. “Forum’s focus on providing high-quality linear solutions for architects, designers, and specifiers makes them the ideal partner to expand our lighting portfolio,” said Manish Bhandari, CEO, Current. “Forum’s values and customer-centric culture are well aligned with Current. Current will continue to invest in Forum to deliver new solutions, accelerating their growth.”

Call 212.577.2552 or email us at O’Blaney Rinker for your next project!