Friday, October 31, 2014
Darklight rebrands as Gantom and introduces the Gantom One pinspot at LDI 2014
Valencia, Calif, USA – At the LDI show in Las Vegas Nov 17-23, booth #1665, Gantom Lighting & Controls will display its established Precision product line while introducing two new premium products: the Gantom One pinspot and the DMX Programmer app for the iPhone. “We hope that both of these new products will become ubiquitous and ingrained into the vocabulary of lighting professionals,” said company co-founder Quan Gan.
Gantom is the new name of the former Darklight Precision Lighting System. (Company ownership remains the same.) Gantom is now a global company with representation in Europe, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Canada in addition to its established network of representatives and dealers throughout the US. A new website has been launched at www.gantom.com.
Darklight began as a manufacturer and supplier of compact LED fixtures to haunted attractions and dark rides in 2010. Founders Quan Gan and his wife Charlie Xu, having operated a successful haunted attraction the prior year, faced many challenges using the available lighting technology that mostly catered to larger and brighter applications. Along with their close friend and multi-talented engineer Jerry Dong, the trio set out to develop Darklight: a versatile and compact lighting product line that was high quality and durable while still being affordable. The progression from napkin sketches in a coffee shop to exhibiting fully functional prototypes at their first tradeshow took less than 3 months. This fast paced development cycle remains a core strength of their business to this day. Now carrying the torch as Gantom, the company will continue branching out to serve the architecture, museum, theme park and theater industries with an ever increasing range of innovative, professional grade products.
Gantom is a portmanteau of “Gan,” the last name of a co-founder, and “phantom” in a salute to the company’s origins in the Halloween attraction business. The rebrand marks a milestone and pivotal year of not only business growth but also personal growth as Gan and Xu are expecting their first child this December.
New products launching at LDI