Simon Needle - director of special projects
UK - Specialist manufacturer representative 3LR Lighting has announced Simon Needle as its newly appointed director of special projects. Simon, well-known throughout the global lighting industry from his varied career including his former role as international projects director for White Light, begins his new role at 3LR Lighting with immediate effect.
Founded in 2019 by Matt Lloyd, 3LR is an architectural manufacturer representative working closely with ETC, Studio Due and Schnick Schnack Systems and in film & broadcast lighting with Sumolight, offering expert advice on lighting and control for auditoriums, cruise ships, concert halls, theatres and themed environments plus television and film.
Lloyd comments: “Being able to welcome Simon to 3LR is a huge deal for me personally and for the company as a whole. I’ve known him for a long time and admired his contributions to so many shows and projects over the years. He will be an enormous asset to our business, and I am beyond delighted that he is joining us.”
After joining White Light full-time in 2008, Simon handled the City of Dreams project in Macau and the Visitor Centre at Germany’s Nürburgring before taking a seat on White Light’s board in 2011.
“At 3LR I’m looking forward to working with like-minded people and helping with the business strategy for growth with the exposure to exciting new markets and the creation of extraordinary experiences all over the world,” says Simon.

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