SPI Lighting – Top 12 Trending Products

SPI Lighting is a top manufacturer of architectural grade luminaires and high performance ambient lighting systems. As an independently-owned commercial lighting manufacturer located in Mequon, Wisconsin, their products comply with “Made in America”, “Buy American Act”, and “Buy America” requirements.

SPI’s architectural grade luminaires are offered in numerous styles, materials and finishes that provide a high performance output. In the Performance/Asymmetric category, their high performance ambient lighting systems are available in symmetric or asymmetric distributions. SPI additionally offers linear lighting solutions with simple, clean lines designed with today’s budget and energy constraints.

Check out SPI Lighting’s top 12 trending products below!

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If you’d like more information or a product demonstration of these products please contact a TSR Sales Representative.

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Inter-lux – Bringing European Lighting to the US


Many companies are popping up these days that curate collections of everything from make-up to dog supplies. In a time when there’s a dizzying amount of purchasing options for any given product, these companies have become popular because customers know that the products in these collections are selected based on certain standards and quality.

Inter-lux was ahead of the game, starting a curated a collection of lighting products sixteen years ago. The company was started with the concept of bringing high design, high quality European brands into the US market. Their lighting products represent the best in international design.

In order to bring this curated collection over from Europe, Inter-lux partnered with several companies and worked with them to UL-List their products, as well as revise their catalogs to be suitable for the US market.

There are currently six European lighting manufacturers that Inter-lux has introduced to the US market. They are: ALM, Filix, Linea Light iLED, Mike Stoane, and Sattler Vice. Whitegoods, also a part of their collection, is a US based company. Designers can find all the tools they need to illuminate entire projects within these seven brands.

Word has spread among lighting agencies across the country of Inter-lux’s unique offerings and top-notch service. And their sales network has grown from the Maryland/Washington DC market to having reps in every market in North America.

TSR is excited for the opportunity to represent Inter-lux.

Contact a TSR Sales Representative for further information or a product demonstration.



Minneapolis City Hall Clock: Let There Be Light, Again! This Time Using Energy Efficient LED’s By StarTek Lighting America!

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One of the world’s largest clocks (each face is 24′-4″ in diameter) has been restored to it’s original 1889 design using back-lit glass.  In 1949, the cracking glass clock faces were covered by ceramic plates and neon was added to the steel hands.  The City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County teamed up to renovate the historic landmark to it’s original nighttime skyline-prominence by installing new glass and lighting.

The Minneapolis office of Schuler Shook was hired to provide a solution for illuminating the four clock faces.  Michael DiBlasi, Partner, states, “We employed a technique to back light the glass clock face using a “bounce drop” to provide even and diffused lighting and avoid structure shadows. The StarTek fixture gave us the needed distribution, very high lumens and an economical solution to complete the design.”

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The fixture employed by Schuler Shook is the Lestra, by StarTek Lighting America, with a custom bracket that provided adjustability in a vertical surface mounting position.   The Lestra family provides up to 24,500 lm, with an efficacy of over 140 LPW, in an extremely uniform pattern.  The Lestra is also an affordable product considering the quality, Made In America construction and performance.  TSR Lighting+Controls congratulates the design team for this fantastic solution!

Learn more about StarTek Lighting America, located in Illinois:  http://www.starteklightingamerica.com/product

Contact TSR Lighting+Controls for a demonstration:  http://www.tsrlighting.com/contactus.html


LZF Lamps Now Represented by TSR Lighting+Controls

TSR Lighting+Controls is thrilled to announce that we now represent LZF Lamps in MN, WI, ND, and SD.

Based in Valencia, Spain, LZF started hand-making their wood-veneer lamps in 1994. Two decades later, they continue to produce their beautiful hand-made wood-veneer lamps. They have won numerous awards for their designs including 2 Good Design Awards in 2017, a Red Dot Award in Communication Design in 2016, the iF Design Award and German Design Award in 2016, and have already been nominated for 3 German Design Awards for 2017.


They’ve also recently launched a new lifestyle magazine on their website which covers a variety of topics and features their lighting creations. Designers can also get inspiration from the LZF Interiors section of their website by browsing useful articles like “How Light Affects Mood” and “Lighting the Dining Experience.”

Contact TSR Lighting+Controls to learn more about how LZF Lamps can set your next project apart!


View the product offering: http://www.lzf-lamps.com/




Beta-Calco Ring Fixture Wows Bank Customers

First Dakota National Bank wanted a unique look for the two story lobby of their new branch. Lead specifier, Jon Kennedy, selected the Beta-Calco ring fixture in a variety of diameters to achieve the unique look desired. Single stem mounting was utilized to keep the ceiling from becoming “busy”.  First Dakota is very happy with the results and say that their customers just go “wow”.

dsc01791dsc01793dsc01789The fixture diameters that were used include 24″, 26″, 60″, and 84″. The fixtures are LED and 4000K color temperature.

Architect and Engineer is TSP, Inc in Sioux Falls, SD.

To see other Beta-Calco fixtures visit http://betacalco.com/

For more information, contact your TSR representative at http://tsrlighting.com/

Jeremy Powell Joins TSR Lighting+Controls

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Oakdale, MN:  January 9, 2017  TSR Lighting+Controls is pleased to announce the addition of Jeremy Powell to our Outside Sales Department, effective immediately.  A graduate of Miami University (Ohio) where he studied Architecture, Jeremy brings previous experience as a Manufacturer’s Representative and as a Regional Sales Manager for SLV Lighting.  “Jeremy has the right mix of work experience, and work ethic, which will allow him to be immediately effective with our customers and manufacturers.  It is a pleasure to welcome him to the TSR Lighting+Controls Family!” – Rob Chassé, Principal/Sales Manager.  Jeremy will be focusing on specification sales with design firms in the Twin Cities area.

A native of Ohio, Jeremy and his wife recently moved to Minnesota and are excited about the opportunities that Minnesota has to offer.

Please join us in welcoming Jeremy to the TSR Lighting+Controls Team!

Contact Information:

Jeremy Powell                                                                     TSR Lighting+Controls

Direct: (612) 865-0401                                                    1358 Helmo Ave. N.

jpowell@tsrlighting.com                                                 Oakdale, MN 55128