This is where I will be putting any press releases, award information, and any other “media” stuff about the Architectural Lighting Blog.


Company provides LED solution to replace fluorescent case lighting…

International Light Technologies Partners with BJ’s Wholesale Club to Design Superior LED Refrigerated Case Lighting Systems

PEABODY, MA, ISSUED JUNE 4, 2010… International Light Technologies (ILT), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of lighting products and equipment, has partnered with BJ’s Wholesale Club ( to create a new LED (Light Emitting Diode) Refrigerated Case Lighting System that is being installed in 68 of the BJ’s locations this year.

ILT designers worked with BJ’s Energy Department and Club Installers to create an LED-based refrigeration case lighting system ideally suited to the BJ’s Wholesale Club environment. The ILT LED-based refrigeration lighting products are state-of-the-art green technology that provide reduced energy consumption, extremely low maintenance, and they avoid the hazardous waste issues associated with fluorescent lighting. The ILT solution will replace fluorescent fixtures with this new, more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective lighting.

The features and benefits of the ILT Caselight include:

  • Crisp uniform light distribution across all shelves for better illumination of products.
  • Going GREEN – Significant energy savings over fluorescent lamps reduces carbon footprint with no mercury disposal issues
  • Durable aluminum extrusion construction protects the LEDs and drivers – no exposed lenses to crack or break
  • Drivers are fully integrated, easing installation and maintenance
  • Design eliminates glare

“Our product designers went into the BJ’s Clubs and observed how the cases were used, loaded, and maintained and came away with a very realistic understanding of what was needed,” said Thom Connolly, President and CEO of International Light Technologies. “The current fluorescent lighting system combined with the factory lenses can be easily broken during restocking.  The new LED lights have a much lower profile and are more robust in design. Broken lights destroyed the visual for the case and were difficult and expensive to replace. We are pleased to have worked with BJ’s Clubs and to have developed a quality and sturdy lighting product that has applications across a wide spectrum of uses.”

He added, “We believe that LED lighting is the way of the future and that this is one of many applications ideally suited to LED technology.”

“BJ’s is committed to improving efficiency in our clubs, and improvements in efficiency ultimately translate to a better shopping experience for our Members,” said Kevin Moran, Manager of Energy at BJ’s Wholesale Club.  “International Light Technologies’ expertise in LED lighting combined with their ability to truly understand what BJ’s needed resulted in a product that is robust, better for the environment and cost effective, which all will positively impacts the shopping experience.”

About International Light Technologies

International Light Technologies was created in 2005 with the merger of Gilway Technical Lamp and International Light. International Light Technologies Sources Division combines 45 years of expertise in providing customers with off-the-shelf and customized solutions across a broad spectrum of light sources, including high power LEDs and modules, UV-Visible-IR lamps, specialized replacement lamps, and power supplies. Through the Systems Division, the company has been solving light measurement problems through the design and manufacture of a wide range of highly accurate light measuring instruments. The newly formed Innovations Divisions brings together the expertise of both divisions to design and manufacture an ultra slim ILLUMALED product line of LED fixtures for under cabinet and task lighting, refrigerated/freezer and display case lighting, motion sensitive security lighting and a complete line of LED modules for signage lighting. For more information please visit or call 978-818-6181.


BJ’s is dedicated to providing members with high-quality, brand-name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores.  BJ’s carries the most product variety of any wholesale club with more than 7,000 items, including supermarket-sized staples, USDA Choice meats and stock-up items. BJ’s is the only wholesale club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and for greater convenience, offers the most payment options including EBT.

Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.  The Company currently operates 189 clubs and 105 gas stations in 15 eastern states.  Learn more and shop online at or for exclusive content visit

International Light Technologies Launches Architectural Lighting Blog

Peabody, MA – October 4, 2007 – International Light Technologies has announced the launch and sponsorship of a dedicated Architectural Lighting Blog opening a new lighting industry media outlet.

International Light Technologies sponsorship of the Architectural Lighting Blog allows their expertise in the lighting and light measurement industries to combine with the experiences of other lighting industry insiders to provide a new media channel for not only their customers but to lighting designers, lighting engineers, architects, light artists, building contractors, electrical contractors, and lighting consumers.

The Architectural Lighting Blog will provide it’s readers with the latest architectural lighting industry news, free tools, references, and research as well as comments and discussion from lighting experts at International Light Technologies and from industry insiders abroad.

For more information about the Architectural Lighting Blog visit:

International Light Technologies, Inc. represents the combined resources of Gilway Technical Lamp, a leading manufacturer and distributor of technical light sources and systems, and International Light, a leading manufacturer of light measurement equipment. International Light Technologies current product lines and custom capabilities includes UV-Visible-IR lamps, LEDs, lighting assemblies and modules along with radiometers, LUX meters, spectroradiometers, color analysis systems, and lighting process control and data acquisition systems. More information is available at

Craig Bickford
International Light Technologies, Inc.



I got tired of not having awards so I did what I think ALL blog writers SHOULD do….give themselves an award. So I cam up with the Self-Awarded Blog Award for 2008 and gave it to the Architectural Lighting Blog. It was a tough choice….it came down to several good finalists but in the end, my desire for shameless self promotion overtook the other competitors leaving the Architectural Lighting Blog with the crown! LOL 😀

So here it is….the winner of the 2008 Self-Awarded Blog Awards…..the Architectural Lighting Blog!

2 Responses to Media

  1. Michael Tim says:

    I love your site! 🙂

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  2. paola v says:

    we support the manufacturers of great lighting products, especially the ones with a kin sense of humor 🙂 With your questions about which light source to use for a particular application go to we are lighting designers and lighting consultants. Long live la illuminacion!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s