Q-Tran is offering the next Q-School session on Dec. 5, 2008. It will focus on low voltage and LED lighting power supply centers and transformers. The course will be held at Q-Tran's headquarters in Bridgeport, Conn., and is open to lighting showroom and distributor employees, lighting designers, engineers, and other professionals in the industry. Q-Tran has also announced that Illuminations, Inc. will act as its sales agency in southeast Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

Sentry Electric* has launched an upgraded website. The outdoor lighting manufacturer's new site gives customers new search options, the ability to save product choices, and access to specs and dark-sky-compliance information.

Equation Lighting Design and GIA Lighting have merged to form Gia Equation, a lighting design firm based in London. The firm will employ 14 designers and act as the lighting arm of the design firm GIA.

Venture Lighting International has announced the appointment of Amanda Foust as director of the Venture Lighting Institute (VLI) and as sales coordinator for Venture Lighting North America. She will manage VLI, which offers continuing education to lighting professionals. VLI classes can qualify for IESNA continuing education credits, AIA learning units, NCQLP learning education units, and PE professional development hours. Venture also announced that Ken Kerschner has been named product manager for electronic pulse start MR16 track lighting systems, tradeshow manager, and electric utility rebate manager for Venture Lighting International.

Barco has formed the Video and Lighting Integration (VLI) business unit to address the needs of systems integrators. VLI will incorporate expertise from Barco's rental and staging marketplace and from the corporate A/V market segment. VLI's portfolio will include projection, image processing, indoor and outdoor LED solutions, and other lighting and show control products.

Colorado Homes and Lifestyles has named Robert Singer Lighting to its Best List for 2008. The firm was chosen as the readers' and editors' choice for best interior lighting designer.

*Sentry Electric was incorrectly linked in the original posting.