AC Lighting has appointed Lee House as technical sales and support specialist for the lighting division at the High Wycombe headquarters. He will focus on supporting the new Jands Vista console, the MA Lighting grandMA range, and WYSIWYG control software. (www.aclighting.com)

Color Kinetics Incorporated and Spectrum Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of UK-based AC Lighting, have announced a patent licensing agreement through which Spectrum will expand the Chroma-Q line of products with a new LED-based offering. (www.colorkinetics.com or www.spectrummfg.net)

4Wall Entertainment-West (4Wall) has appointed Todd Mertzel as vice president of business development. He will be involved with rentals, sales, and 4Wall's new labor division. (www.4wall.com)

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) celebrates 35 years of independent architectural lighting design with a day of events on Thursday, October 14 in New York City. An evening reception will also be held at the Center for Architecture. (www.iald.org)

ETC Architectural, has announced the appointment of Karl E. Haas as its new western regional manager for architectural sales. Based in Hollywood, Haas will serve Los Angeles, Las Vegas, the western US and western Canada. (www.etcconnnect.com)

Lighting Technology Projects has moved to new premises at: Midland House, 19A The Courtyard, Gorsey Lane, Coleshill, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK, B49 1JA. (www.paigroup.com)

American DJ has announced that it has entered into an artist-endorsement agreement with mobile DJ entertainer and author Stacy Zemon. Zemon., author of The Mobile DJ Handbook, will be featured in ads, make personal appearances at conventions and special events, and use and endorse ADJ lighting products in her performances. (www.americandj.com)

Elation Professional has been appointed the exclusive North American distributor for Antari fog machines. Based in Taiwan, the company was founded 20 years ago to specialize exclusively in foggers and other atmospheric-type effects, such as snow and bubble machines. (www.elationlighting.com)

Clay Paky America has announced that Giovanni Zucchinali has returned to the company as technical product manager. Zucchinali previously worked at Clay Paky in Italy — in the research and development department for six years and as service/product manager for seven. (www.claypakyamerica.com)

John Jones has launched a new company, LTM — Lift Turn Move. The independently owned company specializes in the sale of Lodestar Motors and other rigging accessories for the professional leisure and entertainment industries. Jones is joined by co-director David King, as well as Dawn Gerrard, Paul Hadfield, and Dave Ward. (www.liftturnmove.co.uk)

Ian Brown joins Robe UK as sales and marketing manager, where he will be working alongside Robe's managing director, another Ian Brown. (The newer) Brown's past work includes extensive periods at both Martin Professional and High End Systems. He was most recently with Stage Electrics. (www.robeuk.com)

Paul Kelly has assumed the role of managing director at UK-based flying and rigging sales company PCM following the recent departure of John Jones. Kelly has been with the company for 12 years and has been general manger since 1997. (www.askpcm.com)

XL Video has acquired event AV specialists Event Technical Services, and former Event Technical Services directors John Hooker and Malcolm Whittall have joined XL Video's account team.

Color Kinetics Inc. has been awarded a US patent that extends the coverage of its core methods for controlling LED-based illumination. Patent #6,788,011 relates in part to an LED-based lighting system comprising a user interface and an addressable controller that receives a network signal. The network signal may include such protocols as DMX512. This allows control of color, intensity, and the creation of dynamic effects in both standalone and networked environments. The patent also extends Color Kinetics' coverage of techniques for controlling the output of LEDs beyond pulse width modulation. (www.colorkinetics.com)