Following a difficult first year in the rough-and-tumble stock market, which has seen the firm refocus on its core businesses, Vari-Lite Inc. has sold its architectural lighting company, Irideon, to Electronic Theatre Controls. The sale allows Vari-Lite to concentrate on rentals and its burgeoning Vari-Lite Production Services (VLPS) network, and gives ETC an entree into automated lighting. "We've talked about the synergies of what our companies have been doing in the architectural market ...

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