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
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

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