Losing a Lighting Legend

With all the sadness of the tsunami disaster that has pervaded our world lately, our industry was hit with another, closer-to-home loss of Bill McManus, pioneering lighting designer, originator of the new PAR can in the 1970s, and president of McManus Enterprises and PeakBeam Systems.

While I did not know McManus personally, it is obvious he touched many lives, even those of others who did not know him well. His remarkable achievements aside, I think the following letter is a perfect

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