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bandit lites named lighting company of the year

January 30, 2019 | Category: Print

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – Bandit Lites rounded out its 50th year by winning Lighting Company of the Year at the 18th Annual Parnelli Awards. Hosted by GRAMMY-nominated drummer Kenny Aronoff, the yearly gala returned for its second year at Winter NAMM on Jan. 25, 2019 at the Anaheim Hilton.

This year’s win marks the seventh time Bandit Lites has been awarded the Parnelli and the 26th overall Lighting Company of the Year award for the company.

Bandit Chair and Founder Michael T. Strickland accepted the award at this year’s star-studded gala, where the touring industry honored the extraordinary contributions of individuals, companies and technology.

“Bandit is humbled and honored to again be recognized by our peers,” said Strickland. “We strive daily to deliver the highest quality in people, service and gear and we take that mission seriously. Our clients are friends and they all place a lot of trust in Bandit to deliver excellence. This is a trust we will never break. We want to thank everyone in the industry and promise we will never cease our quest for excellence!”

Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter where your next show takes you.  More information available at



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