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Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Chelsea Lighting to Celebrate Over 25 Years with Expansion

Company to Expand Technical Resources with Dedicated PoE Lighting & Controls Division


(New York, NY – May 6, 2020) Chelsea Lighting (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the launch of its dedicated Power over Ethernet Lighting and Controls specialty division to provide leading technology solutions to the real estate, design, and construction community.

After completing several of the most high profile Power over Ethernet (PoE) projects in the country, the Company is expanding its capabilities as “smart building” initiatives and energy code requirements continue to drive technology changes to the lighting and lighting controls industry. With expertise in lighting controls, PoE lighting, and project management, Catherine Lomanto has been promoted to manage the Power over Ethernet Lighting and Controls Division, under the leadership of industry veteran, Glenn Buchholz.

“We are excited to be at the forefront of PoE technology which has only just started to change the way lighting and lighting controls can be used to collect data and create efficiencies that benefit both building owners and tenants,” stated Tom Ike, Chelsea Lighting’s President. “Since our Lighting Controls Division has seen incredible growth over the last 7 years with lighting control systems now in every office building, the next logical step has been to connect these devices in ways that allow for businesses to further maximize energy savings, optimize space and improve employee well-being and productivity. Our new dedicated PoE division will help guide our clients in understanding and implementing this technology,” stated Mr. Ike.

About Power over Ethernet (PoE)

PoE lighting, driven by LED technology and a subset of the Internet of Things (IoT), refers to the intersection of lighting and technology through the use of low-voltage data cabling and network switches to power light fixtures and transmit data between the light fixtures, sensors and the control system software.

Friday, June 12, 2019


Chelsea Lighting Finishes 2018 in Top 200 Electrical Distributors across North America

We are proud to announce, Chelsea Lighting ranked #92 on The 2018 Electrical Wholesaling Top 200. Electrical Wholesaling’s annual listing of the 200 largest distributors of electrical supplies is the most in-depth ranking of the largest players in the electrical market available anywhere. Along with the ranking of the Top 200 electrical distributors by sales revenues, Electrical Wholesaling’s editors provide in-depth analysis of which companies are growing fastest, are making the most acquisitions and investment in their companies, and have the highest sales-per-employee.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Advisory Board Launches with Representatives from Real Estate, Utilities, and Building Services Sectors

Cresa’s James Pirot brings together preeminent groups supporting a new era of smart buildings and the adoption of Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 07, 2019

Cresa, the world’s largest occupier-centric commercial real estate firm, is pleased to announce James Pirot, Managing Principal of the New York office, has organized a group of influencers in the real estate, utilities and building industry spaces to develop methodologies for adopting Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards in new construction and interior alterations. In addition to Mr. Pirot, the inaugural board includes: Kevin P. Mackey, Security by Design/Wire Works Business Systems; Ari Konikoff, LEED AP EIT, Benchmark Builders; Mitchell Bloomberg, International Lights, Inc.; Michael Jacob, JFK&M Consulting Group, LLC; Jeffrey Moerdler, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C.; Larry Jalbert, Northeast Technology Partners; Ronald B. Alalouf, TPG Architecture; Stephen Margulies, One Lux Lighting Design; Glenn Buchholz and Tom Ike, Chelsea Controls & Technology; and Arthur Metzler, AMA Engineering.

“While PoE is not new, the potential for broad and innovative applications is just starting to be addressed,” points out Mr. Pirot. “Not only does PoE offer a sustainable green approach to spaces as they are designed, it also hits targeted areas to reduce utility and lighting costs, as well as carbon emissions. This technology inherently adds flexibility for future moves, expansions and changes, as needed. As a project manager for commercial office spaces for more than 30 years, I have seen extraordinary progress in energy conservation in recent years, including LED lights and wireless connectivity.”

PoE uses Ethernet cabling that already exists in structured IT network cabling and servers to deliver low voltage power to selected areas, predominantly lighting. The IoT or digital information through these same “nodes” allows for the expansion of building management systems and provides the ability to track workplace utilization. Everything from lighting to HVAC, security and electrical load may be run through PoE. Such other day-to-day tasks as booking meeting rooms remotely and daylight harvesting may be also facilitated by considering PoE as a Smart Building installation. PoE technology reflects one of the simplest and most viable Smart Building solutions available today, and maybe implemented within existing buildings and new construction.

Adds Mr. Mackey, Managing Director of Security by Design/Wire Works Business Systems, “A PoE installation entails an integrated approach to determine the right technology for each individual business. Once applied, its greatest advantage may be the actual ease of use and instant access to real-time information.”

Mr. Pirot initiated the group to push advancements to smart building technology that benefit tenants and building owners, which he identifies as “smarts to parts.” The advisory group and Cresa’s initiative to provide occupiers of space an “end to end” solution is well underway.

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