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
Last month, President Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus package into law. Among a slew of spending and tax cuts aimed at lifting the nation from a deepening recession, a home-buyer tax credit of up to $8,000 (up... read more
For as much as we like to tout our fashion savvy at this publication, at times we can be complete nerds. I don’t know what potty-training issues we had in the distant past that have made us all organized to a fault in order... read more
Notorious for gulping gobs of electricity, lighting showrooms must often fashion a kind of energy diet to slim down bills for illuminating both the salesfloor and products on display. Wilson Lighting installed motion sensors... read more
Residential Lighting: What are among the most surprising findings in your research about how showrooms can tap into the home builders’ market? Don Winspear: It was surprising that, though half of the 200 home builders we... read more
Oh, just admit it: You wanted a Clapper from the moment you heard its catchy jingle and observed its marvels on your new cable TV. But though clapping on and off (and on again) offered thousands of Gen-Xers hours of... read more
Landscape lighting can be a tricky nut for retailers to crack—after all, you’re trying to sell something that, done well, should be invisible. Despite the category’s obvious challenges, the use of expertly orchestrated path... read more
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, were created to lend a helping hand. Forty years ago the little-lights-that-could told you when your household appliances were on and helped you tell the time. Uses for the early versions of... read more
Sometimes a dream can take years to come to light. For David Gottfried, that’s not a moment too soon.Gottfried, the founder of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the World Green Building Council (WGBC), and CEO of... read more
The American Lighting Association helps its members stay on top of trends and business strategies with a heady lineup of educational seminars, scheduled for the January Dallas Market. The following classes will be held at... read more

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