New LiFT Architectural Lighting Inspires Creativity in Grid Ceilings

Pinnacle Architectural Lighting introduces LiFT – LED lighting designed with appearance and performance equally in mind. From a traditional grid layout to an ornate pattern, LiFT LED luminaires can be flexibly constructed and clustered together to achieve the creativity you want, along with optimal power consumption, light output and energy efficiencies.

LiFT architectural lighting is a family of luminaires that are extremely versatile and proves any ceiling can be unique. inspired by the Golden Ratio, a universal law of beauty and completeness in nature, its clean lines and harmonious proportions are best displayed in patterns. The LED fixture’s seamless lens-to-trim transition creates a skylight-esque appearance that suggests bringing the outdoors in. Its low-power density and shallow housing profile make LiFT both versatile and efficient option for architectural LED lighting.

LiFT LED luminaires are available in 1×1, 1×2, 1×4, 2×2, 2×4 and 4×4 configurations. For more information contact Maronee Rodenberger at or download the LiFT family brochure.

Meet The Team: Kristin Miller

This month’s Meet the Team profile is a one-on-one Q&A with our very own principal, Kristin Miller. Kristin is the head of operations and financials for the company.

Q: How did you get started in the lighting industry?

Miller: My dad started the agency 35 years ago. Like many teenagers… I honestly had no interest in working for the family business. I decided I wanted to be a teacher and I went to college for a degree in child development. After graduation, I asked my Dad if he had any openings to sustain me while I searched for a job. Luckily for me, he gave me a job as a receptionist, I fell in love with the industry and I’ve never looked back.

Q: How did this start shape your career?

Miller: People joke that I am the Mom of the office because I take the approach of leading by example and really making sure I am part of the team, not just leading it. I view myself as just any other employee – after all, that’s where I started. From the receptionist, to project management to quotes… I’ve seen it all. I have truly been in every employee’s role over the years, which allows me to put myself in their shoes.

Q: What has been the biggest accomplishment for you in your time at SDLA?

Miller: I think the growth we have gone through in the last 2.5 years has been a huge accomplishment. We have gone from 11 to 23 employees and moved to a new office space. It has always been important to me to build a place where employees enjoy coming to work, and I think we have accomplished that.

Q: What’s is your favorite part of your job?

Miller: That every day is different – I love it. It keeps things interesting. I also like the satisfaction that comes with finding solutions to challenging problems our customers have. It’s definitely rewarding when you figure out the puzzle, and you can say you made a difference.