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Specialty Contractor Showcase Highlighted

September 22, 2020

Candela Controls, Inc. ranked 57th in ENR’s 2019 list of Southeast Top Specialty Contractors and looks forward to placing even higher in 2020.  We are pleased to announce a full…

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NSCA Q&A with President Bill Ellis

September 22, 2020

Integrate Fall 2020, The Official Trade Journal of NSCA, features a Q&A with Bill Ellis, President of Candela Controls, Inc. in We Are NSCA.

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Long Reach Long Riders – Kazoo Relay Ride

July 21, 2020

The Long Reach Long Riders are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the 2020 LRLR Kazoo Relay Ride. The ride was the LRLR response to the coronavirus crisis that…

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Welcome Aboard!

June 25, 2020

We’re excited to introduce 3 new team members at Candela Controls: Brian Mobley, CAD Specialist; Ashley Acevedo, Project Manager; and Michael Capretta, Field Technician. Brian comes to us from DesignShop,…

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We’re 21!

May 1, 2020

We “celebrated” our 21st anniversary on May 1, 2020! We are continuing to work together apart at Candela Controls, so we’re looking forward to the day when we can toast…

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COVID-19 Announcement

March 25, 2020

Our Virtual Doors Are Open! Everyone at Candela Controls, Inc. is doing their part to stay safe and healthy. We are following all WHO/CDC and local government social distancing and…

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Candela Controls, Inc. Announces New Team Member

November 4, 2019

Candela Controls, Inc., headquartered in Winter Garden, Florida, announced today the addition of Michael Lay to the Candela team. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Candela, the premiere entertainment…

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Hurricane Dorian

September 3, 2019

Due to Hurricane Dorian, Candela Controls is running limited operations in Florida at this time, but does expect to be back at full strength on Wednesday, 4 September. We are available…

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LRLR Day 7 – The Final Day

July 13, 2019

On the final day of the ride, we peaked at Pikes! You can’t go on an altimeter tour in Colorado without visiting this iconic place. We drove to mile 16,…

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LRLR Day 6 – The Rio Grande

July 12, 2019

Today we took a gentle, sweeping ride along the Rio Grande. Unfortunately, the photos I took with my phone didn’t fully capture all the shades of green. It was very…

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LRLR Day 5 – Farewell Montrose, Hello Gunnison!

July 11, 2019

Actually, I’m not sure what else to say after posting the video of the small stretch of road through the Grand Mesas. At the risk of sounding like a PSA…

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LRLR Day 3 and 4

July 10, 2019

Day 3 – Winter Park to Montrose Day 4 – The San Juan Skyway and The Million Dollar Highway This installment is a two-fer deal as Day 3 was planned…

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LRLR Day 2 – The Rocky Mountain National Park Loop

July 8, 2019

A beautiful morning heading out of Winter Park, CO on our way to experience all that is The Rocky Mountain National Park Loop. However, unforeseen mechanical issues for one our…

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LRLR ​Day 1 – The Altimeter Tour

July 7, 2019

It’s a good day for a good day! The day began with a short ride to breakfast set up outside (how nice is that in July for us Floridians!) at…

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Long Reach Long Riders – The Ride to the Ride

July 6, 2019

The Ride To The Ride was uneventful in all the good ways. After driving 1,841 miles over 2 1/2 days, we rolled into Denver tired and road-weary, but thrilled to…

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Celebrating Two Decades of Lighting Control

May 1, 2019

On May 1, 1999, Candela Controls, Inc. opened their doors with a modest investment, a leap of faith and supportive friends in the industry who believed in their ability to spark something…

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Join us at USITT!

February 21, 2019

Candela Controls, Inc. will be at booth 1155 USITT this year. We look forward to seeing you!…

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Candela Controls Continues to Strengthen Their Project Management Team

January 17, 2019

Candela Controls, Inc. of Winter Garden, Florida is pleased to announce the addition of Carol Cimino to its list of team members. Carol brings with her over 30 years of…

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Candela Controls Welcomes New Project Manager Kacey Conn

October 1, 2018

Candela Controls, Inc. of Winter Garden Florida is pleased to announce the addition of Kacey Conn to its list of team members. Kacey brings over nineteen years of industry experience…

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Christmas Hours

December 21, 2017

Our offices will be closed Monday, December 25th for Christmas. If you have any needs with your lighting control systems, you may contact us at either service@candelacontrols.com, or our office at 407-654-2420, and…

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Thanksgiving Hours

November 22, 2017

Our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving. If you have any needs with your lighting control systems, you may contact us at either service@candelacontrols.com, or our office…

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Hurricane Irma Update, 13 September

September 13, 2017

GOOD NEWS, our power is back on as of 9am EST today.  So we are getting things up and running, and expect to be at 100% operation by the end…

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Hurricane Irma Update, 11 September

September 11, 2017

Candela Controls, and all of its employees, have come through Irma safely.  Some of us do not have power at this time, including our office.  As we work to get…

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Hurricane Irma

September 9, 2017

Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma, our office will be closed on Monday, 11 September.  However, we will do our best to provide technical support as customers may…

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System Design of Tomorrow

June 14, 2017

Founder’s Hall at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is a new worship center designed for contemporary worship services and theatre productions. What sets this facility apart from others is that the lighting…

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Candela Controls Expands into the Northeast United States

April 3, 2017

After nearly 18 years in the lighting systems integration business, Candela Controls (CCI) headquartered in Winter Garden, Florida announced today that they will be opening a Northeast regional office to…

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Candela Controls, Inc. Listed as a Top Specialty Contractor

December 6, 2016

Candela Controls, Inc. is proud to announce it’s listing as a Top Specialty Contractor for 2016 by Engineering News-Record Southeast. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the…

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ESTA has Announced Plugfest 2017

November 14, 2016

The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest is an outstanding educational opportunity for control manufacturers and developers to gather together in person and test their products for interoperability to the latest CPWG…

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Hurricane Matthew-UPDATE 10/8

October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has continued its trek up the Eastern US coast, and has left behind isolated damage along the coast of Florida.  However, our facility suffered no impact and we…

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Bill Ellis to Speak at LDI

September 15, 2016

Bill Ellis, President of Candela Controls, Inc., will be taking part in the LDIntensives session, “Envision: The Future of Lighting” at LDI this year. LDIntensives is a new concept at LDI that…

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Jim Ohrberg Accepted into ETC’s Advanced Programmers Group

August 25, 2016

Candela Controls is proud to announce that Jim Ohrberg has been accepted into ETC’s Advanced Programmers Group. As an APG programmer Jim has been trained and certified by ETC verifying…

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Candela Members Return From NATEAC

July 26, 2016

Bill Ellis and Dale Ward recently returned from attending the North American Theatre Engineering Architecture Conference (NATEAC). The conference kicked off with a dinner cruise Saturday leaving from Chelsea Pier.

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Taking Safety and Performance to the Next Level

July 21, 2016

When it comes to electricity and electrical components safety is the primary concern, especially when it involves the public. This is why, in March of 2016, Candela Controls put in…

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Candela Controls Gets Ready for NATEAC

July 8, 2016

Candela Controls is getting ready for the North American Theater Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC). NATEAC brings together leaders from various fields such as manufacturing, engineering, consulting, and architecture; which allows…

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Candela Controls Participates in NATEAC

April 13, 2016

Candela Controls is excited to announce that it is a 2016 Silver Level Sponsor for the North American Theater Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC). NATEAC brings together leaders from various…

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Color in the Capital!

December 29, 2014

Candela Controls, Inc. is proud to have provided the design, integration and installation of the lighting system at Tallahassee’s newest landmark: The Capital City Amphitheater at Cascade Park. Designed to…

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PLASA to Present Volunteer of the Year Award to Bill Ellis at LDI 2014

November 12, 2014

Join us in congratulating Bill on his nomination for PLASA’s Volunteer of the Year Award!  The award will be presented on Saturday, November 22nd in the PLASA Booth #1469 at LDI2014.

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Candela Celebrates 15 Years in Service!

May 7, 2014

On May 1st, 1999 Candela Controls opened its doors to the public and embarked on a journey to provide the best possible lighting integration to our customers.  15 years later Candela has…

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Jim Ohrberg Joins Candela Controls

January 7, 2014

Candela Controls is pleased to announce that Jim Ohrberg, a lighting designer and programmer, has joined the team as System’s Programmer. Jim has extensive experience in lighting consoles and control…

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Shuttle Atlantis “soars” again at the Kennedy Space Center!

July 12, 2013

Candela was there to light the orbiter on her final mission located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Opens at Sea World Orlando!

May 28, 2013

Sea World’s newest attraction; Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin opens in Orlando with some well-dressed and distinguished guests!  Penguins are the focus of this latest corner of the park which…

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PLASA Focus 2013

February 25, 2013

Candela will be exhibiting at PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013, the new event for live production professionals in Florida, taking place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, May 15-16th, 2013 On Wednesday,…

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Candela Controls, Inc. completes LED Lighting for Sea World’s new “One Ocean” show

June 15, 2011

Candela Controls, Inc. completes LED Lighting for Sea World’s new “One Ocean” show at all three North America parks.​ Over the course of April, May, & June, Candela Controls worked…

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Candela Controls, Inc. completes a dimmer upgrade for The Florida Department of Education

June 8, 2011

​Candela Controls, Inc. completes a dimmer upgrade for The Florida Department of Education at the WEDU TV studios in Tampa, FL. Through the last few months, Candela Controls have been…

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Brent Boulnois inducted into the ETC Advance Programmer Group

March 5, 2011

Candela Controls, Inc. is proud to announce that Brent Boulnois was inducted into the ETC Advance Programmer Group. The ETC Advance programmers group specializes in going beyond the system commissioning…

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Outstanding design and craftsmanship on some of today’s leading projects

March 5, 2011

Listed below are awards and accreditations that Candela Controls, Inc. has been privileged to receive or over the years for out outstanding design and craftsmanship on some of today’s leading…

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Associations and the awards or accreditations given to projects that Candela Controls

March 5, 2011

Listed below are Associations and the Awards or Accreditations that they have given to projects that Candela Controls, Inc. has been privileged to work on: Lincoln Group of New York…

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