Firmly Lays Foundation for Lighting to be No. 1 Growth Category
SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Feb. 6, 2018 — ProSource, the largest audio, video, and integration buying group in the United States, announced today the addition of Coastal Source and Colorbeam North America as vendors that strengthen the opportunities for members in the lighting category.
Coastal Source, a research-driven company, designs and manufactures landscape lighting and outdoor audio product lines that feature a patented Plug+Play connection. The innovative, best-in-class products are engineered to meet the challenges installation specialists face. With dedicated support for certified dealers, Coastal Source offers a simple, reliable, repeatable, and profitable addition to their revenue streams.
Colorbeam North America manufactures a unique low voltage lighting system, which offers a tremendous opportunity to capture the entire lighting revenue stream in residential, commercial, hospitality, and retail applications. Colorbeam’s low voltage infrastructure, tunable white and RGB fixtures, proprietary patent-pending GATEway processor, and flicker-free dimming offer all the essentials for a superior lighting solution.
“The lighting category is poised to be the No. 1 growth category for our members,” said Dave Workman, CEO and President of ProSource. “ProSource is dedicated to enriching our members’ portfolio of robust lighting solutions that deliver lifestyle and wellness enhancements for their customers. The available options anchored by Coastal Source, Colorbeam, and Vantage lay the foundation for additional growth, with new products to be added in the future.”
“Our goal is to provide dealers with a high-quality, complete system from transformer and cables to fixtures and LED lamp,” explained Franco D’Ascanio, President of Coastal Source. “You will not find our certified products at the local store or on the internet.”
“Colorbeam North America lighting solutions are designed and engineered by integrators for integrators,” said Mike Teolis, President and Co-Founder, Colorbeam. “We provide ProSource members the opportunity to enter the lighting fixture market with a superior low-voltage lighting system supported by experienced designers and technical specialists.”
Long time ProSource Member, Greg Simmons, VP of Eagle Sentry in Las Vegas is enthusiastic about the opportunities for lighting with his customers. “Low-voltage lighting and fixtures are a significant new offering that will contribute the biggest percent revenue increase to our business in 2018,” he said. “It may well be the No. 1 growth category for 2018 and beyond. Now we have the opportunity to design, wire and install the lighting system, adding more dollars per job and more control over client satisfaction. Our clients love the Colorbeam experience built into our showroom customer tour. Lighting is an artistic aesthetic that alters the feeling of any space. We can highlight architecture, art, exteriors and create a unique ambiance for parties and seasonal applications.”
“There’s no doubt that lighting represents the largest percent growth category for us as well,” echoed Robert Haecker, ProSource member and TRIPhase Technologies’ Owner and Founder, located in Carmel, Indiana. “With our state-of-the-art Light Lab, we can demonstrate the differences between halogen, LED, and incandescent lighting technologies, educating our clients about the value of their investment in quality lighting design, lighting fixtures, and the control options that are available. The opportunity to experience how different color temperatures from accent lighting, under cabinet lighting and showcasing the home’s exquisite furnishings is often eye-opening. On a daily basis, we welcome customers and their architects, interior designers, and builders to explore the options of painting with light.”
For information on becoming a ProSource member, please contact Sherry Dantonio, Director of Membership, at (562) 810-1706 or by e-mail at Sherry.Dantonio@Prosourceinfo.com.
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ProSource is a cooperative, member-owned, not-for-profit buying group representing more than 550 specialty retailers and custom integrators. With annual sales of more than $5 billion, ProSource is the largest specialty and consumer-electronics merchandising group in the United States, which allows it to negotiate stronger programs with manufacturers, helps independent dealers stay relevant to consumers, and keeps the specialty A/V channel competitive. For additional information go to www.prosourceinfo.com.
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