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Ennea Wall Sconce
Ennea Lighting Line – New Lights the Love Child of our Diamond Luxennea and Electron Wall Sconce

Lighting Designers Create a brand new lighting design for the Karice Lighting Line – Introducing our Ennea Wall Sconce and Ennea Pendant.

“Lighting Designers Create” – Maurice L. Dery and Jordan N. Dery collaborate to create our Ennea Lighting series.  New lights created as the Love Child of our Diamond Luxennea and Electron Wall Sconce.

In the fall of 2016, our client from New Market Ontario came to Karice wanting wall sconces to match his newly installed Diamond Luxennea in his foyer.

The lighting designers of Team Karice immediately went to work to design a new lighting fixture.  Using Auto-CAD inventor, 3-D conceptual images were created and presented to the client.  The client loved what he saw, and made a suggestion as to how he would like to see the design changed.  The chamfered edged on the Electron a minimal.  The chamfered edge on the Ennea was made to be the full 1/4″ thickness of the aluminum plate used in the light.  We loved how this created an even greater angular look to the light.

Ennea Wall Scone

Ennea Wall Sconce

The Diamond Luxennea chandelier that was made for our client in New Market used LEDs with a cool lighting temperature.  To develop the Ennea Wall sconce using matching color temperature, research had to be done to obtain a product that would work.  The first LEDs we purchased were scrapped as they created Hot Spots.  Finally, we were able to source a suitable LED that would work for our client.   This of course gave Karice additional flexibility to offer its clients in the future.  The Ennea lighting products are available in both warm and cool color temperatures.

The lighting designers at Karice also took the time to design and develop a Pendant model in the Ennea Series.  Pictured below is a look at the Ennea Tri-Pendant.

 

Ennea Tri Pendant on Black

Ennea Tri Pendant on Black

Ennea Tri Pendant

Ennea Tri-Pendant luminaire in Silver

The Ennea lighting fixtures are made with an anodized aluminum finish.  They are available in Silver, Black and Light Gold.

 

Studio Shot of Ennea

Studio Shot of Ennea Pendant

 

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Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with our cleint in New Market Ontario. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Shrrom nomination in Darc Awards
DARC AWARDS 2017 – SHROOM PENDANT NOMINATION

The Darc Decorative Lighting Awards

The Darc Awards Decorative is a unique concept utilizing mondo*arc and darc magazine’s reputation as being the most widely read and respected lighting design publications in the world. It’s time to vote for the best products of Darc’s Decorative Lighting Awards for 2017!  Our entry is in the Bespoke category and can be viewed HERE Be sure to check out all other nominated entries before casting your vote.

Please register and vote  HERE   for our entry.

Voting is open from April 3rd – 18th, 2017.   Only independent designers are eligible to vote. Go through all the entries on the Darc website to make your choices. Once you have decided on your favorite entry from each category then go to www.darc.awardsplatform.com to register and cast your votes. You get one vote per category – you simply choose your favorite.

Karice’s Shroom Pendant is one of the submissions in the “BESPOKE” category.

The Story behind the SHROOM light

Kalu Interiors approached Karice in April 2016 to help them with their IDS Vancouver Central Bar display. They needed lighting for their display, and came to Karice to design and supply the custom lighting. The theme planned was Alice in Wonderland. We were given the project carte blanche, so this is when the real fun began. Lead designer at Karice, began contemplating the story of Alice, and one night while sitting in the bathtub, design innovations began to populate the mind of our master designer, Maurice L. Dery. The idea of huge mushrooms began to take hold. And so began the journey to create ‘Shroom.

Shroom is an interesting take on a Pendant lighting fixture. Using thin gauge aluminum shapes, the mushroom gills, thirty in all, form the unique shape of our light. Shroom is an LED pendant light fixture that illuminates from both its inner core and a down light. The illumination from within casts a unique play of light onto the aluminum gills. A beautiful array of colors results from the glow of its inner core. The light is also equipped with an MR11 down light. This enables the light to be used for task lighting.

A mushroom shape is not your typical lighting fixture. Travelling on a whimsical theme, the gills of a mushroom heavily influenced our design. Our design began by using Auto-CAD inventor to create the light fixture shape, using the constraints of a 50.8 mm diameter center core. Once the shape was finalized, more detailed drawings were drafted. The aluminum gill shapes were cut on a water jet machining center using thin gauge aluminum sheet material. The details of the top and bottom caps were drafted in Auto-CAD mechanical. CNC programs were written to produce the machining of the top and bottom caps. The caps were designed to enable mounting of the LED’s, the center lighting diffuser, and hold all 30 aluminum gills. Once all of the components were made, the parts were sent out for anodizing. The lights that exhibited at IDS Vancouver in September 2016, were finished in a light gold anodized finish. This color resembles the currently popular brass, only at a more affordable price point.

The light is 596.9 mm diameter and 406.4 mm high. The light is constructed using aluminum, acrylic and energy efficient LED’s. The light is suspended using aircraft cable. A coaxial wire is used for power, thus giving the illusion that the light is floating in mid air.

Darc Award Categories

The entries on the Darc Awards website can be seen in the following categories as follows:

PROJECT – LIVE, WORK, REST, PLAY and SHOP
PRODUCTS – BESPOKE, CEILING, WALL, FLOOR, TABLE, EXTERIOR, SOURCE

Shroom Light

Shroom Light as captured in BC nature.

Shroom LED Pendant

Shroom LED Pendant

Shroom at Central Bar Diplay

Shroom photographed in situ at the IDS Central Bar Display

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

 

Tractor Foods custom lighting installation executed by Karice
Tractor Foods – New Location at the Telus Gardens on Robson Street in Vancouver, BC

Tractor Foods Custom lighting design for their Telus Gardens Restaurant – Dave Wong of WHG Design and Karice Enterprises collaborate a second time to provide custom lighting for Tractor Foods at their newest location on Robson Street.

WHG Design and Karice Enterprises – Work Together for a Design Collaboration to provide a new and Innovative Lighting Design for the newest Tractor Foods location on Robson Street.

In the spring of 2016 Dave Wong of WHG Design came to Karice with the lighting concept for the Telus Gardens location.

In May 2016, we were presented with initial design concepts for the new location.  The new lighting installation was set over the dining area of the restaurant.  The design consists of intersecting linear lights.  A design theme that was carried through out the rest of the restaurant.  Similar subtle details were replicated in the millwork, unifying the design.  The installation  was crafted by Karice using our in-house, proprietary aluminum lighting extrusion.  Welding the channels together, the lighting installation is 22-feet x 10-feet in size.    Using extra bright LEDs, we were able to provide lighting that would illuminate the entire restaurant.

When it came to suspending the light in the restaurant, Dave wanted a minimalist approach.  Originally, we had imagined 10 – 11 rigid drop tubes to suspend the light.  Dave wanted only six!   This would mean that the light would cantilever and project out from the drop tubes.  The difficult part of this installation was to figure out, where the six drop tubes would work.  The balance point on the structure had to be figured out, and finalize the locations.  Using large round tubing and large, thick mounting flanges, we were able to meet the strict requirements of Vancouver’s seismic zone codes.

 

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting Installation – Telus Gardens, Vancouver, BC

Tractor Foods custom lighting installation executed by Karice

Tractor Foods a custom lighting installation crafted by Karice

In addition to the eye catching lighting display in the dining area, Karice also crafted eleven custom linear lights for the kitchen service line.  The lights were suspended in between a wood ceiling grid.  A beautiful design by WHG Design.

 

Tractor Foods custom linear lighting crafted by Karice

Tractor Foods custom linear lighting crafted by Karice

Custom linear lighting for Tractor Foods.

Tractor Foods custom linear lighting on the kitchen service line

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with WHG Design, a partnership that has lasted over twenty years. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Custom lighting installation for Caffe Artigiano
CAFFE ARTIGIANO – Park Royal, West Vancouver, BC

New Custom lighting installation –  Box Interiors designed a beautiful custom lighting installation for the newly renovated Caffe Artigiano in Park Royal in West Vancouver.  An eight foot diameter lighting ring was the design concept brought to Karice by Box Interior Design.  The end result is spectacular a total eye catching feature to the cafe.  Our Caffe Artigiano project page shows more pictures of this custom lighting installation made for this location.

CUSTOM LIGHTING for Caffe Artigiano in Park Royal – Karice and Box Interior Design collaborate.

Tricia Link of Box Interior Design in Vancouver collaborated with Karice when bringing their lighting design to life for the newly renovated Caffe Artigiano in Park Royal.  The lighting concepts were drawn up by Tricia, and Karice went to work to see how to make the design work.  The concept included an 8ft diameter lighting ring that would suspend nine Rejuvenation Cedar & Moss 14″ pendants.  Faced with the challenge of enabling the lights to be re-lamped was one obstacle that had to be overcome.  Maurice came up with the idea of individual clamping brackets that held the pendant wires into place.  This eliminated the need to store excess wire in the ring that would be needed facilitate the re-lamping process.   Our next challenge was a bigger one.  We had completed our shop drawings, and asked the question, “will the eight foot ring fit through the door?”  Unfortunately the cafe was equipped with only a single door.  This obstacle would make it impossible to fit an eight foot diameter ring through the door.  Back to the drawing board, Karice redesigned the light so that it would come apart in three pieces. Once shop drawings were approved Karice went to work to build the ring.

AutoCAD was used to draft up the shop drawings for this lighting installation.  Pieces were cut on our Omax Water Jet Machining Center.   Using solid sheet aluminum the light was crafted with three layers and three sections.  Each section joins together using overlapping joints and fasteners.  A unique canopy was also built for the project.  A unique clamping mechanism was built into the canopy that would clamp all nine pendant wires to keep them taut once the light was hanging.  This is another service the team a Karice offers.  Always trying to think all possible outcomes that will occur from an installation such as this.

Once the lighting ring was completed a pre-assembly was completed on our mezzanine.  This is one step that we always complete.  Pre-assembly assures that our product will fit in its final home.

Box Interior Design has also posted photos of this project on their website and can be viewed HERE.

 

Custom 8ft ring for Caffe Artigiano

Custom bespoke lighting for Caffe Artigiano

Custom lighting installation for Caffe Artigiano

Caffe Artigiano Custom Lighting Installation at their Park Royal location

 

 

Caffe Artigiano in process photo of cnc programming

Caffe Artigiano in process photo of cnc programming

 

Caffe Artigiano pre-assembly on mezzanine

Caffe Artigiano pre-assembly on mezzanine

 

 

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Romer's Custom Lighting
ROMER’S BURGER BAR – Port Moody

New Vintage Custom LED lighting design –  Vintage and modern team up to create the new lighting installation at the Romer’s Burger Bar in Port Moody.  Four brand new lighting concepts were brought to life by the team at Karice.  The end result was stunning, adding to the warmth and glow of this new dining location on Morrissey road.  Our ROMERS project page shows more pictures of these custom lights made for this location.

CUSTOM LIGHTING for Romer’s Burger Bar in Port Moody – Karice and CLO Design collaborate.

Robert Clark of CLO Design in Seattle contacted Karice when trying to source lighting for the new ROMERS Burger Bar in Port Moody.  The lighting concepts were drawn up by Robert, and Karice immediately fell in love.  Karice has been working with CLO Design for years, and has always loved what they come up with.  They are innovators in their own right.  To work on this new restaurant location was exciting, and we couldn’t wait to get started.

The look and feel of the restaurant has a vintage appeal.  We loved it.  As you enter into the front door one is greeted by two large starburst style chandeliers.  Each light is equipped with vintage edison style LED bulbs.  The lights are huge at a 5ft diameter globe shape.

In the dining area two large 5ft diameter chandeliers were made.  Each light has (x24) candelabra bulbs.  Feit Electric’s new edison LED Bulbs were perfect for the light.  Feit has done an amazing job on reproducing the warm glow of the incandescent bulbs.

The six booth tables have a steel pendant light that hangs over each location.  The steel shades were made with thin gauge mild steel, and were left with a natural steel finish.  Each shade was coated with a clear epoxy finish to preserve the look.  Each steel pendant is illuminated with a single edison LED bulb.

Upstairs in the Growler room is an inviting space for sitting at the bar.  Three large rings and custom 8-lamp chandeliers were meticulously installed on the ceiling on the mezzanine level.

 

Romer's Custom Lighting

Romer’s Burger Bar Custom lighting Design. Collaboration with CLO Design

Romer's Burger Bar Custom Steel Pendants

Custom Steel Pendants for Romers

Custom Lighting Design by Karice

Custom lighting created for Romers by Karice

Custom Steel Pendant lights for Romers by Karice

Custom Steel Pendants for Romer’s Burger Bar by Karice

 

 

 

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting Olympic Village
Tractor Foods – New Location at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, BC

New lighting design for Tractor Foods – Dave Wong of WHG Design and Karice Enterprises collaborate to provide custom lighting for Tractor Foods.

WHG Design and Karice Enterprises – Work Together for a Design Collaboration to provide a new and Innovative Lighting Design for the newest Tractor Foods location on Quebec Street.

In late 2015 Dave Wong of WHG Design and Steve and Meghan Clark, owners of Tractor Foods came to the Karice facility to investigate lighting for their new  location set to open in early 2016.  Karice was able to show everyone, the seamless process that Karice provides to their customers to accomplish the task of a new custom lighting installation.

In January 2016, we were presented with initial design concepts for the new location.  The original design for the location included ten single linear LED lights suspended at differing, angular dimensions.  In the end, Dave changed the design to be a single rectangular fixture that was 28ft x 7ft wide.  Karice was able to use its very own custom aluminum extrusion to create the lighting masterpiece that resides at the Olympic Village location in Vancouver.  Using extra bright LEDs, we were able to provide lighting that would illuminate the entire restaurant.

Custom seismic bracing had to be engineered and desgined to meet the strict requirements of residing in a seismic zone.  The owners of Tractor didn’t want to see aircraft cable bracing, so a system of metal flat bars was developed to accomplish the task.

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting. Designed and Crafted by Karice. Design collaboration with WHG Design

Tractor Foods Olympic Village Custom Lighting

Tractor Foods Custom Lighting Installation

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and what we’ve experienced with Dave of WHG Design, a company we have been working with for over twenty years. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

SHROOMS – Design Lighting for IDS Bar

SHROOMS! – WHAT? Are we crazy?

Kalu Interiors approached Karice in April 2016 to help them with their IDS Vancouver Central Bar Display.  The theme planned was “Alice In Wonderland”.  “What, how can this be?” we told Aleem “we are already there, our display booth is to be a whimsical theme, as we are designing and building the “TREE OF LIGHT”.

Karice was delighted to travel down the rabbit hole with Kalu to design and craft the lights for the Kalu central bar.  We were given the project carte blanche, so this is when the real fun began.  Lead designer at Karice, Maurice Dery, began contemplating the story of Alice In Wonderland.  One night, while sitting in the bathtub, design innovations began to populate the mind of our master designer.  The idea of huge mushrooms began to take shape.  And so began the journey to create the lights that showcased at the IDS Vancouver 2016 Show.

Our process began drafting ideas on AutoCAD inventor and AutoCAD drafting.  Preliminary sketches included a hammered copper dome.  Conscious of the heavy weight of the concept, the design eventually morphed into an aluminum composition.  The Gills in a mushroom are always a strong identifiable part of a mushroom.  The gills in a mushroom heavily influenced our final design for our Shroom Light.

Using thin gauge aluminum shapes, the mushroom gills, thirty in all, were cut on our OMAX waterjet machining center.  Specially designed tops and bottoms were created that would enable the gills to be mounted on to a center column.  The light is illuminated using energy efficent LEDs.

Once illuminated, the light becomes an interesting play of lighting.  The inner core of the fixture, glowing a warm color temperature casts and interesting play of shadows on the gills.  A down light is also incorporated into the design to provide functionally lighting.
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Once product is completed, of course it needs to be photographed.  What better place to photograph this new light design, but at the IDS Vancouver 2016 Design Show.  Our in house resident photographer, Jordan, managed to capture the essence of these beauties with exceptional display.

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

 

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GOOD ANIMAL and KARICE COLLABORATE ON CUSTOM LIGHTING

Good Animal, Karice Enterprises collaborate to create Custom Design Pendant Lights

In December 2014, Karice was approached by Vancouver Lighting Designer, Hesam Ghaemi to collaborate with him on a new custom lighting installation for the new Earls to be built at Mall Millennia in Orlando, Florida, USA.  Hesam had a new idea for custom design pendant lights.

Two lighting designs were quoted to Good Animal in February of 2015.  Only one of Hesam’s lighting designs was selected by the Earls Design Team to be used in their new project in Orlando.

Shortly thereafter, the project was awarded to Good Animal to build fifteen new custom designed pendant lights for the new location in Orlando.  Karice was contracted by Good Animal to further design and craft the pendant lights, and to bring Hesam’s vision to life.

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Karice immediately went to work to prepare the shop drawings for the project.  Round four shop drawings were approved by Earls in the fall of 2015.  In December, Karice began the process of drafting the mechanical construction drawings.  Production began shortly thereafter.

Fifteen custom design pendant luminaires were crafted by the team at Karice for the new project.  Design challenges included the sloped ceiling that the lights were to be mounted to.  An approximate angle was provided by architects.  Using this angle Karice designed a two piece canopy that was sloped as well as adjustable.  Site conditions are never what they seem, so  this was calculated into the design of the custom ceiling canopy.

Slight aesthetic design changes did occur along the way.  The back metal diffusers were originally black, and were changed to gold.  The height of the glass diffusers were modified, to suit the bulb that was eventually selected.  Everything had to be perfect for the new project, and perfect it was.  The final result was stunning.

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

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BEST OF YEAR AWARDS 2016 – LIGHTING SCONCE – ELECTRON

INTERIOR DESIGN’S BEST OF YEAR AWARDS

It’s time to vote for the best products of Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards for 2016!  Our entry is in the Best of Year Lighting Sconce category.

Please vote  HERE   for our entry.

Voting is open from Oct 3rd – 14th, 2016 in a public gallery on boyawards.interiordesign.net

Karice’s custom design electron wall sconce is one of the submissions on the “LIGHTING SCONCE” category.

In physics, the electron is a subatomic particle with a negative elementary, electric charge. Electrons radiate energy in the form of protons when accelerated. Thus began the inspiration for the light that we designed and titled The Electron. The Electron Wall sconce reflects the image and nature of its namesake. What emerged from our inspiration is a beautiful, simplistic design that can be used in a variety of decors. It is illuminated with energy efficient LED strips through frosted clear acrylic along the inner and outer rings.

The Electron is a wall mounted LED luminaire for indoor use. It has a beautiful, simplistic design that is modern and futuristic in appearance. LED lighting technology enabled the creation of this unique design and also produced an energy efficient luminaire.

The Electron is made using aluminum sheet, aluminum shafting, and frosted acrylic sheet. The aluminum sheet and acrylic are cut using an OMAX waterjet machining center. Next, using a CNC milling machine and lathe, the aluminum is processed further. Once the aluminum parts are machined, they have a brushed finish applied on all exposed surfaces. The parts are then sent for anodizing. The aluminum is anodized in silver, black, or gold. A dimmable 12V LED strip is used as the source of illumination. The LED driver is mounted integrally into the wall plate.

The wall plate for the Electron has no exposed fasteners. A custom designed mounting plate was designed and created to enable the mounting of the luminaire with no visible fasteners. A simple set screw at the bottom of the wall plate fastens to the mounting plate.

Dimensions: 9-7/8″ or 250mm diameter x 4.5″ or 114.3 mm Colors Available Are: Anodized Clear, Black or Light Gold Lamping: LED strip 12V Lumens 840, 3000K, 8.4 watts Dimmable LED Driver

Electron wall sconce in gold

Gold electron wall sconce

 

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

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Electron wall sconce - gold

Electron wall sconce in gold

OUR LITTLE BUGGERS – FIREFLY LIGHTS

OUR LITTLE BUGGERS! – JUST FOR FUN

The team at Karice is out to have fun.  I mean real fun.  Who would have thought that Fireflies could become lights!

One Saturday afternoon, lead designer Maurice L. Dery was dreaming about fireflies.  How he would like to be out in nature enjoying the fresh air, and thinking of new ways to enhance his “TREE OF LIGHT”.  Our tree display was well under construction for the IDS Vancouver 2016 design show, and the idea of fireflies was a sure tie in.  So naturally, the idea came to him to create a light that would become known as Karice’s “LITTLE BUGGER”.

The body is CNC machined using solid copper round bar. The wings and the feet have been cut from solid copper sheet metal using our water jet machining center.  Once parts are soldered together, they are tumbled in our newest tumbling machine, to bring the copper to a bright shiny finish.  The finish doesn’t last though, because the air quickly oxidizes the copper to a warm orange/brown hue.

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Once product is completed, of course it needs to be photographed.  What better place to photograph this new light design, but out in the wilds of Nature, at Redwood Park.  Karice comes complete with its own resident in house photographer J.N Dery.

Wiring the little buggers was real fun.  The coaxial cable selected for this project is so thin, that the job became a complicated  event.  Once wired, special arduino boards were programmed, so on display, the lights will glow like luminescence with varying wavelengths of light, just like they would on the real bug.  The LED bulbs were also tinted green, so a illusion of phosphorescence resulted.  Hanging on the tree, these little buggers are really at home.  Some are even crawling on the trunk.

Contact Us Today for More Info About Us and Our Innovative Lighting Design

Stunning artistry. Sophisticated design. Seamless process. That’s the Karice way, and that’s what we do every day. For more information about us or to see how we may collaborate with you or build custom lighting works for you, contact us by sending us an email or calling us at 604-542-7137.

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