Led by the members of its Strategic Alliances Task Force, the American Lighting Association has formed a tactical partnership with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry in hopes of keying in on the lucrative... read more
Home automation draws a healthy dose of inspiration from science fiction. Think about it: We have technology that can wake us up, place and receive phone calls, stream entertainment from our computers to our televisions and... read more
Hunter Fan Co.: In Memphis, TN, Hunter Fan Co. seized the opportunity presented by the current downturn to implement sweeping brand changes to its packaging and Web presence. The modernization campaign, spearheaded by... read more
The American Lighting Association has prepared an illuminating schedule of educational seminars for the June Dallas Market. All classes meet at the American Lighting Association Seminar Center, Suite 345 in the World Trade... read more
Rachel O’Neill: At heart, I am an artist who has a passion for materials and light and the fabulous results that can be achieved combining the two. I studied Fine and Applied Art at the School of Art and... read more
This month at its annual conference, the American Lighting Association will induct Larry K. Powers into its Lighting Hall of Fame. The prestigious honor comes less than a year after Powers, acting as President of The Genlyte... read more
This month, Lite Source Inc. celebrates 25 years in the lighting industry. Since its inception in 1983, the Chino, CA-based manufacturer has built a solid reputation as a purveyor of fashion-forward lighting fixtures—a focus... read more
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently honored Seaside Home, a home furnishings retailer with several stores in Southern California, with its 2008 Design Excellence Award for Best Retail Design. The award... read more
Residential Lighting: What are customers' expectations about service? Becky Carroll: People are becoming very demanding thanks to Internet retailers that offer standout customer service, such as a 365-day return policy... read more
In the face of fleeting lighting trends, ceiling fan manufacturers continue to produce fans with enduring styles that have both full-bodied motifs and subtle bursts of inspiration. From enhanced housings to embellished... read more
At full buildout, Las Vegas’ World Market Center expects its campus to total more than 12 million square feet spread across eight sprawling expo buildings. Three structures are currently open, with the newest — the much-... read more
The American Lighting Association has launched an e-newsletter to offer design tips and product news to consumers. A concept generated by the American Lighting Association’s Public Relations Committee during sessions held at... read more
Since 1996, the Energy Star® lighting program has been run jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In June, however, a schism formed over how best to address solid-state... read more
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina recently honored Little Neck, NY-based Leviton Manufacturing Co. for its successful employee wellness programs. Leviton was one of three companies recognized at the insurance... read more
Students Jennie Maneri, Austin Doten and Robert Volek of New York City’s Pratt Institute of Design took top honors at the first-ever George Kovacs lighting competition. The contest, hosted by the New York... read more
Despite all the negativity and controversy surrounding this year’s Olympics in Bejing, I have to admit I’m eager to tune in this month to NBC’s coverage of the 2008 summer games. As a former swimmer, my favorite events are... read more
Cosmetics maven Mary Kay believed in the precept “a lady never reveals her age” so wholeheartedly that the date of her birth largely remains a mystery. On the contrary, I have never been one for a full face of makeup (thanks... read more
Poised in groups of two or three, pendants have secured a place of honor in contemporary kitchen design, but there’s always room for a few more at the table. A recent surge of traditional, oval-shaped island chandeliers... read more
Narrowing in on a great story can be a little like finding a needle in a haystack, and while I enjoy the hunt as much as any nose-for-news journalist, I count myself as very lucky indeed when a top-drawer idea falls in my... read more
If Stacy and Clinton from TLC’s “What Not to Wear” were to go through my closet, the first thing they’d condemn to the trash chute would be, without a doubt, my favorite pair of jeans. Yes, they are threadbare and hole-... read more

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