Color Kinetics Inc. has formed Color Kinetics Japan Inc., a joint venture between CKI and ALS, Inc., a planning division of the Tokyo-based professional lighting company. Kiyoshi Otsuki, president of ALS, Inc., is president of Color Kinetics Japan, which opened April 1.

A shattering announcement: City Theatrical Inc. has been named exclusive distributor for Jauchem and Meeh breakaway products for live productions and films, including windowpanes, plates, and vases.

Edison Price Lighting has launched www.epl.com, its website for lighting specifiers. Features include a Product Finder with a search function that can be initiated by Keyword, Table of Contents, or Search by Feature.

Highlites announces new rep appointments: Arizona Lighting Sales for the state of Arizona; Curtis H. Stout/Shreveport for greater Shreveport, LA; Curtis H. Stout/Gulf Coast for Mobile, AL, and the Florida Panhandle; Stiles & Associates for the Las Vegas area; and United Associates for greater Charlotte, NC. Additional information can be found at www.highliteslighting.com.

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) announces the publication of the Recommended Practice on Lighting for Educational Facilities, ANSI/IESNA RP-3-00. This publication is available online at www.iesna.org; by writing to the Publication Dept., IESNA, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005; or by calling 212-248-5100, ext. 112. The document is $40; IESNA members get 30% off list price.

Martin Professional USA has moved into its new 45,000-sq.-ft. (4,050 sq. m) headquarters, located at 700 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway, Sunrise, FL, 33325, phone: 954-858-1800, fax: 954-858-1811.

Osram Sylvania's general lighting business unit has appointed five new strategic business unit managers: Joel Beyerle, fluorescent products; Chris Coliandris, HID lighting; Brian Ditchek, specialty fluorescents; Richard D. Leaman, incandescents; Kevin P. McGarry, halogen lamps.

Targetti-Tivoli Inc. and its former partner organization Exterieur Vert Lighting have joined forces under a unified corporate name, Targetti North America. Products manufactured and marketed by the three companies will now be available from single sourcing with centralized technical and customer support. For more information, go to www.targetti.com, www.tivolilighting.com, or exterieurvert.com.

Vari-Lite has announced the first phase of the expansion of its European sales dealer network, supporting the distribution of the new Series 2000 luminaires, with the appointment of Norsk Sceneteknikk a.s. in Norway and HispaLite in Spain.

On the move: Hoffend & Sons, 66 School Street, Victor, NY 14564, phone: 716-924-5000, fax: 716-924-0545…The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) in Chicago's Merchandise Mart has a new suite number, 9-104…Lycian, P.O. Box D, Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981, phone: 845-469-2285, fax: 845-469-5355 (note new area code)…Opti The Americas, 116 Sylvia Road, Suite A, Ashland, VA 23005, phone: 804-752-2570, 800-575-6784, fax: 804-752-2888, 800-678-4575, e-mail: optius@optikinetics.com…Strand Lighting Ltd.'s new London base, which includes an Academy Training Centre, is at P.O. Box 29986, London SW6 7FW, England, phone: 44-207-751-9620, fax: 44-207-751-9622, e-mail: sales@stranduk.com…Tempest Lighting/Vision Quest Lighting, 7 Grand Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735, phone and fax: 631-694-1999, e-mail: info@vql.com.