(formerly Bright Lighting) announces that Claas Ernst has joined the company as general manager of European operations. Ernst's first days on the job were spent at the PLASA show in London, where the company's debut product, Color Streamâ„¢, was launched, receiving an award for design excellence.

Nils Thorjussen commented, "I'm thrilled to have Claas join our team. He's an outstanding individual and I couldn't think of a more qualified person to lead the charge in Europe. Based on the response at PLASA, I think he'll be quite busy!"

Prior to joining Pixeon, Ernst spent seven years with High End Systems. Ernst will be based in Pixeon's German office. His goal will be the establishment of distribution channels for Pixeon's products in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as well as the building of relationships with lighting designers and consultants. He can be contacted by phone at 49-5331-9968222 or by e-mail at claas@pixeon.com.

Ernst says, "LED-based lighting is going to have major impact on architectural as well as entertainment lighting. Pixeon is doing innovative things with the technology and has an international team of great people with a global view. I look forward to be of best possible service to our clients and make this a big success together with them."