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OCL expands the REV product family with new orientation, mounting and acoustic options.
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Litecontrol launches AIRA, an open center linear luminaire, providing scale without weight.
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Exitronix introduces Guardian G3 wireless automated life safety equipment testing and reporting.
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B-K Lighting marks a significant milestone, introducing laser sources
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Acclaim does it again, releases Unity with industry-first features
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Acclaim and Vertex together again, releasing Linear XTR product family
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Current appoints Vertex to represent full portfolio of brands
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Beta-Calco now represented by Vertex Solutions
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OCL’s Rev family expands – bringing with it several new illumination and mounting choices.

Our aspiration to push the boundaries of design and innovation continues. OCL is thrilled to announce the latest extension of our Rev series. The new Rev family extension brings a host of exciting additions to this minimal 1.75″ profile that will elevate your next lighting project.

Our popular decorative ring luminaire offers designers a blend of aesthetic appeal and functional versatility. These luminaires provide a striking visual element that can enhance the architectural features of any space, creating a centerpiece that draws the eye and adds a touch of brilliantly-lit elegance.

Here's what's new:
  • Down (RV3) and Up/Down (RV4) illumination
  • Ceiling and Surface Mounting Options
  • Power Over Cable (POC) Mounting
  • Acoustic Options for All Configurations
  • Rev Shapes Modification Guide

Rev Inner (RV1) and Rev Outer (RV2) in all configurations are AVAILABLE NOW – shipping in just 4-6 weeks.

Rev Down (RV3) and Rev Up/Down (RV4) are AVAILABLE TO SPECIFY NOW and will ship later this year.

Discover the Rev family at the OCL REV product page and from your local Vertex sales office.


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Aira delivers a semi-direct (25% up / 75% down) distribution, designed primarily for open ceilings but appropriate for a range of applications.

A complementary wall-mount fixture shares design language and performance with the pendant while meeting ADA requirements.

Space definition allows one to interpret the environment. Aira’s luminous, open-center system connectors enable this definition without sacrificing the spirit of the luminaire.

The flexibility your environment demands, executed with the thoughtfulness Aira demands.

Subtle details define the architectural environment, and subtle details define Aira as well. A clean read of brightness at the leading edge of the extruded rail provides definition. A design detail that helps define the fixture, and therefore your space, as exceptional.

Viewing life from all angles provides a confidence, an understanding. Viewing Aira from all angles provides the same.

Aira cross bar inserts can be customized to complement your architectural vision.

Additionally, Kurt Versen finishes are standard options to allow seamless integration of point source and linear lighting solutions.

You can find more information at the Litecontrol AIRA product page and from your local Vertex sales office.


Exitronix is excited to introduce Guardian G3, a massive evolution for life safety equipment.

Guardian G3 utilizes a secure, Zigbee Pro scalable mesh network, eliminating any single point of failure or distance limitations. Up to 100 fixtures can connect to a single gateway, and through 1 primary and up to 23 secondary gateways up to 2,400 devices per facility. The easy-to-use interface features an interactive 2D floor plan to locate fixtures, and centralized record keeping for up to 60 months. Maintenance personnel can schedule automatic testing or initiate testing in real time, eliminating the need for visual verification or disruptions to the building power supply.

Guardian G3 addresses many concerns of facility owners including occupant safety, code compliance, labor expenses, and data security. And an optional Pro Platform service enables email notifications with fixture status reports.

You can find more information at the Guardian G3 product page and from your local Vertex sales office.

Rio LAZR by B-K Lighting

B-K Lighting unveils their latest innovation, the Rio LAZR. This floodlight marks a significant milestone as B-K Lighting becomes the first company to introduce laser technology in commercially-available landscape lighting.

The Rio LAZR is a 14.5-watt, line-voltage floodlight available in 6000K CCT and 120-277 VAC

The floodlight features a cool white beam that offers clarity and brightness, effectively illuminating with a long throw and high-intensity beam.

With five cap styles and a choice between round or square fixture bodies, the Rio LAZR seamlessly integrates with any design preference.

Its laser diode makes it perfect for specialized applications requiring precise and focused illumination, accentuating architectural details, highlighting tall facades, and enhancing visibility of distant structural features. Moreover, it enables dramatic lighting effects and emphasizes specific landscape elements.

You can find more information at the B-K Lighting website and from your local Vertex sales office.

Unity by Acclaim Lighting

Acclaim has done it again, releasing a new product with industry-first features that will make your next project stand out.

Unity fundamentally rethinks what an outdoor LED floodlight can be. It uses the all-new Spectrum Five engine to give you perfect, high output / high CRI whites, dynamic white operation, and full color mixing in the same unit. It also provides a single, fully homogenized beam with no color striations or separation. Unity features Acclaim’s ColorSync Digital Color Calibration technology and Aria Wireless control built into every unit.

Spectrum Five Technology gives you more usable colors, including high-output dedicated whites, pastels, and dynamic white options, all in the same system. Our ColorSync digital calibration system ensures your colors are in perfect harmony.

Every Unity fixture features a direct connection to Acclaim's Aria Wireless DMX system, in addition to traditional hardwired DMX.

IP66 sealed construction, IK07 impact protection, and 3G rated for high vibration and bridge applications.

You can find more information at the Acclaim website and from your local Vertex sales office.

Acclaim Lighting

Vertex is excited to reboot our relationship with Acclaim Lighting, bringing an impressive portfolio of advanced lighting technologies and products to our customers. And the timing is perfect, as Acclaim has just released the all-new Linear XTR product family.

Linear XTR is designed for maximum run lengths. Using custom internal circuitry and advanced power systems, it allows for interconnection of up to 700’ of product in a single run, and up to 1400’ off of a single driver when controlled in group mode. Available in multiple static color temperatures of white or dynamic color-changing, it is perfect for applications where long-distance runs are required.

You can find more information at the Acclaim website and from your local Vertex sales office.

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Vertex Innovative Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce representation of the entire Current portfolio including all GLI brands, all HLI brands and Forum Lighting effective September 1, 2022.

At Current, inspiration flows both ways. In providing the lighting and controls solutions that help create beautiful, functional and safe environments, Current is inspired by the people who live, work and play in those spaces.

Current is passionate about helping customers solve complex challenges and see results, with reliable performance, responsive service, and the uncompromising quality you expect from an industry leader.

Current's purpose; To make a sustainable difference for the planet and people’s lives with advanced lighting and intelligent controls.

Current's mission; Meet our customers’ varied needs with smart sustainable lighting solutions that create safer, efficient, inspiriting environments.

Vertex aligns with this purpose and mission, and we're excited to reintroduce the entire Current portfolio to our customers.

You can find more information at the Current brand links below, and from your local Vertex sales office.


Since 1941, Beta-Calco has held a passion for designing cutting-edge professional lighting that changes how spaces are illuminated while upholding the enduring principles of quality and craftsmanship.

Beta-Calco's objective is to work in lockstep with clients by developing innovative products that meet their variegated design needs and comply with the latest energy and construction standards. Furthermore, their manufacturing infrastructure allows them to scale products and satisfy niche design requirements.

Leading-edge wellness technologies including BIOS, Tunable White, and Dim to Warm are embraced by Beta-Calco; as well as open-source connectivity to intelligent control systems, including Power over Ethernet.

A customer-centric approach to service and product design is the basis of Beta-Calco's reputation and how they have become a key lighting supplier across the globe.

You can find more information at the Beta-Calco website and from your local Vertex sales office.

Esko Design

esko design application photo Esko Design Americas LLC introduces Scandinavian-inspired lamp designs, attention to aesthetics and advanced lighting and materials technology, with the skill of highly trained craftspeople and technologically focused collaborators.

Assembly, customer service and day-to-day management are conducted at our spacious facility in Industry City, Brooklyn, New York.

Esko Schmidt-Sørensen, who holds an engineering degree, founded the original company in Praesto, Denmark, and applied his own deep passion for design and a strong sense of curiosity in combination with a real will to meet tomorrow’s needs for intelligent LED lighting solutions. Esko continues to meet the design challenges of the specification community for the commercial, hospitality, restaurant, education and residential lighting industries. With over eleven years designing and producing various elegant designs for the lighting community, we’ve developed a reputation for enhancing visual spaces with homogenous lighting, physical colors and beautiful lines.

You can find more information at the Esko Design website and from your local Vertex sales office.


techoled magnetic track product TechoLED is an independent lighting manufacturer, based in Brooklyn, NY. We specialize in delivering simple, functional high-end architectural luminaires. Innovation is at the forefront of our product line, which is constantly being expanded to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers.

HQ - We’re located in the heart of New York’s manufacturing renaissance, in Brooklyn’s renowned Industry City development. We are surrounded by a thriving community of innovators, makers and industrial pioneers.

The method - We work closely with the design community throughout the specification process, from ‘sketch on a napkin’, shop drawings, mock-ups, photometric calculations, to complete delivery, installation, and after-market support.

Support - Our products are designed with contractors in mind. We’re hands on, whether coordinating specifications prior to manufacturing or job site visits, we’re always there to help.

Partners - We take pride in our relationships with the architectural and design community, contractors, distributors, our nationwide network of representatives and long list of satisfied corporate and government clients.

You can find more information at the TechoLED website and from your local Vertex sales office.


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Slim and Seamless Circles

A seamless circular extruded aluminum luminaire with a single-piece diffuser that brings new creative design flexibility to the HP-2 Collection.

The High Performance 2" Aperture Circle (HP-2 C) is a patented, circular LED luminaire that provides creative design flexibility to the HP-2 product family. Constructed with an extruded aluminum body and a single-piece seamless downlight diffuser for a clean aesthetic. Available in Direct Pendant, Recessed, and Surface Mount in nominal diameters of 2', 3', and 4'.

Available with static or tunable white LED engines, and 80 or 90 CRI, with output packages raning from 2,000 to 9,400 lumens.

You can find more information at the Finelite HP-2C site and from your local Vertex sales office.


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Vertex Solutions is excited to introduce Edison Lighting Group to the Upstate New York market.

Named after Thomas Edison, Edison Lighting Group strives to be innovative, imaginative and inquisitive. Edison Lighting Group aims to use expertise and ingenuity in design, mechanics and craftsmanship to complement public spaces where people gather for work or for leisure, whether it be retail or commercial. Like Edison, in response to specific demands for new products or improvements, Edison Lighting Group enjoys collaboration with clients so that product solutions solve your problems both practically and professionally.

The comprehensive architectural lighting range offered yields both creative and technical solutions to projects of any scale. Combine this with exceptional lead times, rapid response times and superior post-sales support and you will find that we offer you complete lighting solutions for your projects.

Established in 2003 as a privately held Canadian lighting manufacturing company, Edison Lighting Group evolved from producing standard lighting products to creating unique architectural and custom luminaires. Edison Lighting Group initially found success as a manufacturer of downlight luminaires specifically for the financial sector, with a focus on performance and longevity. As the lighting industry made a transition from conventional light sources to energy efficient LED's Edison Lighting Group quickly and effectively reinvented our product line and moved to manufacturing tailored architectural lighting solutions by working closely with architects and designers to serve commercial, institutional, hospitality and retail projects.

You can find more information at the Edison Lighting Group website and from your local Vertex sales office.


Vertex Solutions is excited to introduce SONNEMAN - A Way of Light to the Upstate New York market.

SONNEMAN - A Way of Light is closely connected to Robert Sonneman, the designer, and his commitment to modern ideals, innovation, and the extraordinary quality that is the promise of the brand. As the leader in design and manufacturing of sophisticated contemporary lighting, SONNEMAN enjoys a reputation for exemplifying the best in modern design.

Award winning and acclaimed for clean lines and innovative approaches, many of Sonneman's sleek, functionalist lighting designs have become classics of the modern era. Robert's functional sensibilities and prolific design vocabulary has grown over his fifty-year career to include a unique perspective of modernism that extends through the architectural genres and modernist movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Robert Sonneman's designs have been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and design shows over the last five decades.

Today the company has moved extensively to electronic illuminating technology of LEDs, representing over 95% of its product introductions. The company has an extensive product line of approximately 1,800 SKUs. SONNEMAN continues to develop and introduce over 100 new products annually.

You can find more information at the SONNEMAN website and from your local Vertex sales office.