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Gross Electric Inc. is celebrating its 105th Anniversary in Toledo, OH.  The third-generation, family-owned and operated business will hold a product expo for contractors, builders, designers and architects on Tuesday,... read more
wakaNINE
wakaNINE is presenting David Trubridge’s work for the fifth year in a row at Wanted Design in Manhattan, NY, May 15-18. The exhibit will feature the 2015 Red Dot award-winning lighting designs Nikau and Snowflake, along with... read more
Due to its expanding business in Canada, Hera Lighting has added a second territory, and hired Mokina Shugan as the Regional Sales Manager-Ontario. Shugan has worked in the technology and electronics industry for more than... read more
Philips has announced its plan to sell a majority of its LED components and auto-lighting business to GO Scale Capital. The company, which is transitioning away from manufacturing into services, will now focus on expanding... read more
Metro Lighting Show Me LED event
Representatives from leading LED manufacturers were on hand to educate attendees at the fourth annual Show Me LED event hosted by Metro Lighting. Approximately 250 contractors, electricians, designers and others attended the... read more
Jerald Castaneda
Jerald Castaneda joins Progress Lighting as Director of Business Development, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the homebuilding industry. In his role, Castaneda will be responsible for developing new... read more
Joel Spira, Lutron Electronics
Joel Spira, Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. Chairman, founder and Director of Research, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joel’s wife Ruth and his entire family," said Michael Pessina,... read more
Metro Lighting Energy Star Partner of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have named six lighting companies among the 128 organizations to receive a 2015 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award. The lighting... read more
Barn Light Electric
Barn Light Electric was awarded a Business of the Year accolade in the Large Business category during the inaugural Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards in Central Florida. The Brevard County lighting manufacturer... read more
Dallas Market Center and ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network announced the call for nominations for the 27th Annual ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market... read more
Google+
In early March, Internet circles were abuzz with the news of a just-introduced product from Google called Photos and Streams, which splits up the central feed and photo elements of Google+. Beyond speculation of what the new... read more
Generation Brands, Tech Lighting, LBL Lighting
Generation Brands (GB) has promoted Matt Vollmer to President and Chief Sales Officer. GB is a parent company for Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL Lighting, Tech Lighting and Sea Gull Lighting. “Matt has been instrumental in... read more
Lamps Plus is aligning with DreamWorks Animation and the upcoming movie “Home” on a new line of officially licensed lamp shades and lighting. In conjunction with the launch of the lighting products, Lamps Plus will host a... read more
U.S. interior design firms ended 2014 with continued but slowed business improvement, according to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI). The index registered 52.3 at the end... read more
Royal Philips announced in a Shareholder Circular on March 19 that it plans to separate its lighting business through an initial public offering (IPO) next year. In September 2014, Philips announced that it would establish... read more
Dominion Electric Supply
Dominion Electric Supply Company Inc. is celebrating 75 years in business. The company, which was founded in 1940, started with only one storefront, one delivery van and one employee in Arlington, VA. The full line... read more
Two recent Department of Energy (DOE) CALiPER (Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting) reports add key insights to knowledge of how retail LED lamps perform. The reports follow on the heels of... read more
Soraa, Ann Reo
Ann Reo has joined Soraa Inc. as Senior Vice President of Product Development. Reo has more than 20 years of LED product development and lighting design experience. “Over the last year, our product offering has expanded... read more
LEDucation 0
LEDucation hosted the largest event in its nine-year history March 15-16 at the Sheraton NY Times Square hotel. At the two-day educational event and expo, more than 230 manufacturers and 3,000+ attendees were present. Even... read more
Cree LED Bulb
Cree Inc. has expanded its $1.5-million commitment to provide LED lighting for new Habitat for Humanity homes built in the United States. Building on the company’s 2010 pledge to provide LED downlights, Cree is now offering... read more

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