The entertainment industry has again named Bandit Lites as Lighting Company of the Year. The awards ceremony took place on February 7, 2008 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and was hosted by the Smothers Brothers, with presenters Peter and Gordon, Weird Al Yankovitc, Glen Frey, Timothy Schmidt (from the Eagles), and Andrew Dice Clay.

The awards ceremony closed out the 2008 CIC Convention. Held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in LA, the annual three-day event seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas between key decision makers, enhance the flow of information among professionals, and make a positive contribution toward enriching the concert industry's health.

Bandit Lites general manager Dizzy Gosnell was there to accept the honor on behalf of Bandit Lites. Bandit Lites has been named Lighting Company of the Year 16 different times through the years.

“This was made possible by the tremendous global Bandit Lites family. Please accept my most sincere thank you and offer my thanks and congratulations to all Bandit Lites staff worldwide,” comments Bandit CEO, Michael T. Strickland. “This is the perfect start to our 40th anniversary.”