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
California’s Lloyd Levine (D-Van Nuys), Chairman of the state Assembly’s Utilities and Commerce Committee, introduced the “How Many Legislators Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb Act” to the Assembly last February,... read more
Discerning decorators have moved away from prefabricated, overcoordinated home scenes in favor of a more customized look that is purely a reflection of the individual. As a result, decorative details, such as lamp shades... read more
Dallas Market Center’s Trade Mart expansion grand opening celebration took center stage at January’s lighting event, setting the pace for what promises to be an exciting year for the industry. But even as the sparks flew... read more
Fredrick Ramond Glassman, President of Fredrick Ramond Inc., died Feb. 3 of pneumonia at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital. He was 75 years old.At an age when most people are content to leave behind the daily grind in favor of a... read more
Seasoned accessories and giftware manufacturer Crystal Clear Home recently announced that it will exit the lighting industry at the end of the year. The company has been manufacturing lighting since 1969 and was one of the... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) has announced this year’s fall lineup of regional educational seminars: Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaSunday, Oct. 15Advanced Kitchen & Bath LightingInstructor: Norm BrownSponsor:... read more
This month, more than 100,000 visitors from around the world will descend upon Frankfurt, Germany, for Light+Building, a biennial international trade show that targets the lighting, electrical engineering and building... read more
Upon hearing his customer's name called as the winner of the American Lighting Assn.'s second annual $10,000 Home Lighting Makeover Sweepstakes, Connecticut Lighting's Dave Director let out a cheer that almost drowned out... read more
Schonbek Worldwide Lighting picked up the prize for Lighting Fixtures Manufacturer of the Year at the 17th annual ARTS Awards, a sequined-studded gala event held Saturday night at the Dallas Market Center during the January... read more
If you don’t meet her from behind the lens at the Dallas Market or ALA’s annual conference, you might meet ALA Communications Manager Leslie Ellis when she comes knocking at your showroom door soliciting story ideas for the... read more
Sea Gull Lighting and Murray Feiss rocked the lighting industry late last fall when they announced plans to combine forces under a newly formed holding company, Quality Home Brands. But just as the paint was beginning... read more
Judy Anderson’s career in the lighting industry has been marked with firsts—the first female President of the show-room division for the American Lighting Assn.’s predecessor, the American Home Lighting Institute; first... read more
Weston from Lithonia LightingThanks to programs like LFT, energy-efficient options are more visible in the marketplace than ever before. Offering a more transitional look, Lithonia’s Weston is available as a pendant, post... read more

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