What’s in a name? More than you think!

What’s in a name? More than you think!

The origins of brand   StageSmarts has now begun its 8th year, and we thought we’d share the philosophy behind the brand and why we do what we do. We chose the name StageSmarts as we had ideas for various products in many stage-related areas. In the end, we...
The life of a Lighting technician

The life of a Lighting technician

StageSmarts very own dimmerman This is Ebbe Wengenroth, and he is one of our highly valued employees who has a long history of working as a lighting technician.  When I first met him, we talked a lot about cameras and film, quickly setting a common ground. But I have...
Start with Why

Start with Why

“People don’t buy WHAT you do; they buy WHY you do it.”  //  Simon Sinek From time to time we get asked about how we came up with the idea of building power distribution. It’s not ‘sexy’ and there isn’t exactly a shortage of products and manufacturers in this field....
Being Ken Berreen

Being Ken Berreen

Kenny goes to Sweden Stagesmarts recently had its first visit from Ken Berreen, our UK-based business development manager. He arrived at our headquarters in Malmö, and the next day he made the long road trip to the factory in Arboga together with our CEO Mats Karlsson...
The Socapex Story

The Socapex Story

  How a quick decision turned into a global de-facto standard.   Everyone working in the events industry is familiar with the term “Socapex”, sometimes shortened to “Soca” or “Soco”. Socapex is actually a French brand of industrial connectors, they make a...
Powering the big LED screens

Powering the big LED screens

Challenges and solutions Despite the LEDs getting more and more efficient, big LED screens still consume a lot of power, and dealing with that and other power-related issues isn’t trivial. Not everything is quite what it seems.   How much power do I need?...