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
Aria from American FluorescentThis year, competition veteran American Fluorescent tied with Lithonia Lighting for most LFT 2006 wins. One of American Fluorescent's five victorious designs, sleek, sophisticated Aria is... read more
Noticeably absent from this June’s Dallas Market, Lighting One, the largest cooperative of specialty lighting showrooms, traded the summer edition of its biannual convention at the Dallas Market Center for the opportunity to... read more
The iconic image of the kitchen as Mom’s domain, where she disappeared for an hour or so to prepare a homemade feast for the family, is now quite archaic. Kitchens are undeniably the hub of the 21st Century home—a place to... read more
On the heels of successful celebrity-branded collections by Oscar de la Renta, Doug Wilson and Candice Olson, high-profile licensing agreements have exploded onto the lighting scene in recent years, with manufacturers and... read more
Sweetened by the promise of big payoffs, Elvis impersonators and 24-hour buffets, the 2006 American Lighting Assn. Conference invitation enticed industry folks to gather for a few days of accolades and agendas, education and... read more
The American Lighting Assn.’s January Dallas Market lineup of educational offerings will be held in the ALA Seminar/Meeting Center(WTC 345). To register or for more information, contact Nicole Juneau at (800) 605-4448.... read more
Since its inception one year ago, the Certified Lighting Manufacturers Representative (CLMR) program, administered by the American Lighting Assn., has grown to include a total of seven sales representatives.  “The... read more
Al Thomas, CLC, of Seattle Lighting Thomas: I view the kitchen as one of the hardest areas to light because the design approach must fulfill two needs: It must fulfill a functional need to provide adequate light for... read more
Exotic InfluenceDesigner: Linda DonohueCompany: Shawna Stoney Shawna Stoney’s tasteful mix of exotic rawmaterials has been lending organic sophisticationto the company’s line of furniture, decorative accessories and... read more
In any given year an analysis of the products featured on the pages of this magazine that generated the most reader inquiries will most undoubtedly reveal a few bombshells. But our look back at the response to designs... read more
Gerald Fleischer was no stranger to success. After taking over Nashville, TN’s Hermitage Lighting Gallery for his father-in-law, Jack Tenzel, in 1965, he led the family business into the second half of the century, building... read more
The American Lighting Association (ALA) Board of Governors—led by Chairman Tom Early, President and CEO Dick Upton and Chair-elect Paul Eusterbrock—gathered during September’s annual conference to define the organization’s... read more
Technological innovation headlines Lightfair International, May 28-30 at Las Vegas Convention Center. Here’s a first look at the architectural illumination designs set to stage breakthrough performances later this month.... read more
  Jennifer Pinto Please don't laugh, but one of my favorite movies growing up was “The Parent Trap,” a saccharine, lighthearted tale of mistaken identity and misadventure, starring a cloned pair of tow-headed... read more
Beck: My design business started with a job I hated. A sales job. I was selling printing. But I have a degree in graphic design, and I had become interested in metalworking while working for a welding supply company and... read more

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