John Nadon has Accepted the Management Position for Colormotion, a New LED Lighting Fixture Manufacturer

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Experienced lighting product and marketing manager, John Nadon, has accepted an offer to manage a new lighting company, Colormotion, focused on advanced LED technology. Nadon is known in the lighting industry for his past work introducing new award winning products, and the development of award winning marketing and sales support materials for lighting industry segment leaders Zumtobel Staff, Lightolier, Prescolite-Moldcast and Litelab.

John Nadon, most recently the Business Unit Manager for Point Source Products for Zumtobel Staff Inc., has accepted the position of Business Development Manager for Colormotion, the advanced technology LED products division of the Jesco Lighting Group, in Glendale, New York. Nadon is known in the lighting industry for his past work introducing new, award winning products, and the development of award winning marketing and sales support materials for lighting industry segment leaders Zumtobel Staff, Lightolier, Prescolite-Moldcast and Litelab.

In his tenure with Zumtobel Staff Lighting Inc., the U.S. division of Europe’s largest lighting fixture manufacturer, Nadon managed the product design, production, and new product catalog release of LEDOS, a limited, but very successful release of LED specification-grade architectural lighting fixtures. The LEDOS LED line included a special RGB color-changing linear series called KOVOS, made possible by his negotiation of a special OEM contract agreement with Color Kinetics for development of a special and award winning RGB color-controller.

Nadon, during his three-years as Zumtobel Staff Business Unit Manager of Point Source product types, was responsible for the development and release of many new products. These introductions included their new PANOS line, a modular recessed downlight series, the CARDAN square and rectilinear multi-head recessed downlight line, COPA surface pendants, and their new and stylish, advanced source technology XENO, PROTON, and SPIRIT track lighting product lines.

Nadon had responsibilities also for the introduction of these new Zumtobel Staff point source products in their new 660 page catalog, and the opening of their new Manhattan lighting showroom. Products developed during his tenure can be seen in such well known places as Swatch, H&M, Hugo Boss, and Adidas stores.

Jesco Lighting Group President and CEO Richard Kurtz selected Nadon to develop Colormotion as a new division, focused on LED lighting products suitable for indoor and outdoor lighting applications. In the late 1980’s and mid 1990’s Kurtz and Nadon both were employed by Lightolier and worked successfully together, creating the then unique modular Po-Spec downlight series and the very successful Lumi-Plus compact fluorescet downlight series. Lightolier Calculite still utilizes today the catalog design structures developed by Nadon during his tenure, as does Prescolite-Moldcast where Nadon led the development of their specification grade product series, including the development of their Virtual Source optics patent, and his assignment to work on the acquisition of Siemens Lighting in Europe (now SiTeco Lighting) which led to the development of their PHOS track lighting product and its Light Fair Best New Product Award and ADEX Platinum Award.

On behalf of the Jesco Lighting Group, Nadon, most recently, participated in the fourth annual Lighting Congress at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan. Nadon provided a major presentation on the benefits of currently available LED lighting. His presentation noted even greater upcoming benefits of LED’s to architectural lighting as major technological advances are already in development. Discussion at the Lighting Congress included both commercial and residential lighting opportunities for users who can benefit significantly from the increasing light-output and significant wattage consumption reduction of LED’s. In addition, and of major interest in the presentation, was the reduced costs of products made by Colormotion that utilize advanced wiring and DMX control technologies that greatly reduce both today’s fixture and installation costs compared to older technologies involving certain fluorescent, neon, metal halide (in fiber-optics),and incandescent lamps.

In addition to his responsibilities at the Jesco Lighting Group’s Colormotion LED product division, Nadon will have other responsibilities in the business development of Jesco’s recessed downlights, track, and specialty fluorescent lighting products. Among these new product types, Nadon is currently focused on catalogues for new metal halide track technology and a new product series of modular, rectilinear downlights.

“I am truly excited to have this opportunity with Jesco’s Colormotion advanced LED technology division”, stated Nadon. “Colormotion was put together for start up in May 2005 and some excellent work was done in the initial product development. As I found, when first developing LED’s for use in architectural lighting applications, there are nothing but exciting opportunities with LED’s. We increasingly have the opportunity to expand the quality of the lit environments of stores, restaurants, hotels, and people’s homes with great improvements in both energy efficiency and product styling”. Nadon has had the opportunity in the past to work in advanced technology changing the way lighting designs are done. He worked on the early development of the use in architecture of the MR16, of the first compact fluorescent lamps, and of low wattage metal halides. “As important as these technologies were and are today, LED’s and OLED’s are, simply in my view, the future - providing increasingly high light output, with up to 80% less wattage consumption.”

Nadon currently is focused on the development of the new Jesco Lighting and Colormotion catalogs, the Jesco Lighting upcoming Light Fair trade show display in Las Vegas, and new product development for literally hundreds of new LED lighting products providing solutions for a wide, and expanding variety of lighting application needs.

John Nadon began his career in the theater, working as an independent scenic, costume, and lighting designer, as a college guest and resident designer, and as a college instructor. He graduated in 1973 from Allan Hancock College, Performing Arts Center Theater in Santa Maria, California. Nadon has worked for Litelab, Lightolier, Prescolite-Moldcast, and most recently, Zumtobel Staff Lighting.

John Nadon is also the founder and partner of a graphic design company, Design by Design, LLC, and of Navy Blue, Inc. with investments in the arts. Current investments include a film, “Love is the Drug”, and in the new film production company Alpine Pictures. Navy Blue, Inc. is also the owner of Art Now – Modern Art Investing, which has recently pre-opened its web site for test viewer input before its planned final opening in June.

For information regarding Colormotion go to or contact John Nadon, Business Development Manager at or at his home office using

Jesco Lighting Group

66-25 Traffic Avenue

Glendale, New York 11385

Telephone: 718.366.3211

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