Day: December 11, 2015

Hive Lighting Co-Founders Receive Prestigious IPA Tesla Award

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Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s Hive Lighting Receives Prestigous International Press Academy Tesla Award

LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2015) – Hive Lighting (Hive), a Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) portfolio company, announced that it will receive the International Press Academy’s (IPA) Tesla Award for Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology for 2015. Hive’s co-founders, Robert Rutherford and Jon Edward Miller, will accept the award at the International Press Academy (IPA) Satellite Awards on February 21, 2016 in Los Angeles. IPA is recognizing Hive’s energy efficient, full spectrum, flicker-free plasma lighting systems in the category of Recognition of Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology 2015.

Hive Lighting is the first and only company to bring plasma lighting technology to the entertainment industry. Its plasma lighting is based on the company’s arc lamp technology that closely resembles natural daylight. To date, Hive’s lighting fixtures have been used on numerous movie, television, and commercial sets both domestically and internationally. Most recently, Hive Lighting’s technology lit late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live in Brooklyn, the 2015 New York City Marathon, and Mena, a Tom Cruise movie, which premieres in 2017.

LACI is a non-profit, private-public cleantech business incubator that helps promising cleantech entrepreneurs, like Hive Lighting, achieve market success by accelerating their development through flexible office space, CEO coaching, mentoring and providing access to a network of experts and capital. Hive Lighting is one of 28 promising portfolio companies LACI currently guides from their new home at the La Kretz Innovation Campus, a facility built and owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the heart of Los Angeles’s Arts District.

“We are thrilled that Hive Lighting is receiving this prestigious award, as it serves as a testament to the important, innovative work they’ve created while here at LACI,” said LACI President and CEO Fred Walti. “We congratulate Hive on this great achievement.”

“It is an honor to receive the Tesla Award,” said Miller. “We’re proud to be a part of the long tradition of entrepreneurs inspired by Nikola Tesla’s groundbreaking inventions. As a young company we accept this award not only as recognition of what we have accomplished, but also as a challenge to continue to innovate and create superior tools for filmmaking in the future.”

IPA created the Tesla Award in 2001 to honor game changing pioneers who continue to influence the way filmed entertainment evolves. Rutherford and Miller join a prestigious list of recipients, including James Cameron, George Lucas, and special effects master Stan Winston.

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