Lighting companies have been busy in 2008, forging new business strategies through mergers and partnerships.Firme di Vetro, the Italian lighting consortium that includes the brands I Tre, Murano Due, Aureliano Toso, Gallery... read more
On Aug. 17, employees from GuildMaster, a company based in Springfield, MO, that manufacturers lighting and home accents in China and Indonesia and imports them to the United States, traveled to Bantul, Indonesia, a village... read more
Celebrity designer Nate Berkus (right) joins Rion Stassi, winner of the 2008 Basil Hayden Design Chicago competition. Stassi’s winning chandelier is shown in the background. Lighting design draws inspiration from... read more
The American Lighting Association continues to cater to busy professionals with its recently expanded Webinar schedule. From the comfort of home or the office, participants can dial into a conference call hosted by American... read more
January Dallas Market’s ceiling fan intros embrace the past, present and future with distinctive details that stand the test of time. TRADITIONAL Textured amber glass, rich blade treatments and fancy flourishes are... read more
Current looks in crystal are landing lighting’s most courtly category in more rooms throughout the home. No longer restrained by totalitarian rules of traditional style, designers are fashioning newly sized, shaped and... read more
The California Lighting Technology Center in Davis, CA, is a leader in LED research. The think tank’s projects like this LED demo kitchen, work to benefit the lighting industry as a whole. Goodbye, filaments; hello... read more
Robert G. Davis, a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and Senior Instructor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will join American Lighting Assn.'s (ALA) team of... read more
In response to what show organizers recognize as an evolving home furnishings industry and exhibition model, Valencia, Spain’s Feria Internacional de la Iluminación (FIAM) is undergoing a bit of a face-lift: On hiatus... read more
The American Lighting Assn.’s (ALA) BiNational Advertising and PR Program recently released a host of new marketing materials, which are currently available to member showrooms for use in their local markets. Produced by... read more
Jim Olson, architect, interior designer and principal, at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, Seattle: “Lighting design is critical to a design concept; you absolutely needit to create an overall... read more
The American Lighting Association (ALA) announces its educational seminar schedule for the June Dallas Market: Thursday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dallas Market CenterHow to Design and Lay Out a Lighting Plan and a... read more
FederalBill H.R.1547Bans the sale of inefficient bulbs (<60 lumens per watt by 2012; <90 by 2016; <120 by 2020) and demands a plan of action for encouraging the use of more eco-friendly light sources; introduced... read more
Following a prolonged campaign, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) successfully convinced the National Classification Committee’s (NCC) staff and hearing panel that there is no basis for increasing ceiling fan freight... read more
Advancements in technology and an increased awareness of what quality illumination can do for the look and value of a home are factors just beginning to nudge lighting to a top spot on home buyers’ list of priorities.... read more
Pushing living space to its outermost limit, decks, patios, lawns and gardens are an integral part of the 21st Century home. And with more happening outside and at all hours of the day, landscape lighting has become more... read more
In preparation for another challenging year for the lighting industry, American Lighting Association Executive Committee members Fred Fennell, Tom Early, Linda Pavletich, Irene Wang and Zia Eftekhar met recently to define... read more
This month’s Dallas Market promises to pack a bigger punch than ever before, what with all the new territory to explore. But the real excitement will be found inside lighting showrooms, as exhibitors vie for buyers... read more
Lighting for Tomorrow (LFT), the design competition sponsored by the American Lighting Assn. in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, recently announced the winners of its... read more
As editors, we are consistently thrilled and sometimes astonished to discover which luminaires appear in our annual “Top 100,” a list of the products featured on the pages of this magazine over a 12-month period that... read more

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