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Jacob Hothan Joins Candela in San Diego

September 11, 2013 - Candela, Sparling's specialty lighting division, is pleased to welcome Jacob Hothan as a new member of its lighting design team in the San Diego office.

Hothan earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering at the University of Kansas which helps him combine the technical aspects of engineering with the creative process of lighting design. His experience includes a variety of building types and sizes from government buildings to recreational facilities and commercial buildings to hotels. Currently, he is working on projects for Loma Linda University Medical Center and for a confidential corporate client in San Diego.

Established over 22 years ago in Seattle, Candela provides lighting design and consulting services in markets that range from entertainment to educational and medical campuses to civic and hospitality. For more information about Candela's capabilities and experience, go to