I just received the August issue of The American Organist, the official publication of the American Guild of Organists. On the cover is a picture of the first American organ to be installed in Denmark – an interesting organ made by Lewtak Pipe Organ Builders of Mocksville North Carolina. Upon careful examination of the picture one sees a horizontal brass tube above the music rack, which just happens to be one of our Ektralamp organ music lamps. The lamp is more visible in a picture of the console in the internal article about the organ. So, not only is the Lewtak the first American organ in Denmark, but the organ has also the first Ektralamp light in Denmark.
During the next week we will be shipping our second light to Scandinavia, as we send a grand piano lamp to a customer in Norway.
These lamps represent in a small way the increasing national appreciation of our quality music lights. We have shipped numerous lamps to Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Switzerland.
The first call was from Lee Stadeles, an Allen Organ dealer in New Jersey who has been including our music lights on new organs that he sells. He was ordering two more lamps and shared with me that not only do the lights enhance organist’s ability to see and read their music, but that the color of the emitted light enhances the appearance of the organs.
The second call was from an organist. He had been helping an organ technician by “holding keys” while the technician tuned pipes, in another church. If you have ever had the pleasure of holding keys you know what a dull job it is. Well, the organist, out of boredom, noticed the overhead light and started turning it on and off and soon realized what a marvel the light was. As soon as he returned to his own church, he called me and ordered a lamp for his organ.
The third call was from a musician who was excited about the organ just installed in her church, and the overhead light that came with it. She saw the name on the light, and told me that she rushed home and called me immediately, as she just had to have a light for her grand piano.