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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
Crow Holdings will acquire the interest in certain real estate at Dallas Market Center (DMC) owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc. The agreement, which involves more than 5 million square feet of property at DMC’s campus,... read more
Almo Corp., distributor of mainly appliances and consumer electronics, has acquired the assets of AF Lighting from Interline Brands Inc., announced March 9. AF Lighting has manufactured decorative lighting since 1987. Almo... read more
April 2015 marks 60 years in business for Bill Brown Sales (BBS). In 1995, the company represented a handful of factories, had two employees (Norma and Bill Brown) and was headquartered around the Brown’s kitchen table.... read more
Crystorama
Viewers of the lifestyle show, “For Your Home”, can see Crystorama lighting fixtures in an episode that will air April 6 on PBS. The episode, themed "Light It Up," spotlights lighting applications in the second annual For... read more
Carolyn Overman of Western Montana Lighting, Missoula, MT, has been chosen as the latest inductee into the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Lighting Hall of Fame. She’ll be honored at the 2015 Annual Conference in Huntington... read more
When it comes to Web usage and social media engagement, Canada ranks among the top countries in the world, sometimes ahead of the United States. About 86 percent of the Canadian population uses the Internet — that number is... read more
Currey & Co., ELK Group, River of Goods
Instagram announced in December that it had reached 300 million monthly active users, up 50 percent in nine months. This milestone means that the photo- and video-sharing platform has exceeded Twitter, which had 284 million... read more
Lynn Tangorra Residential Lighting
Lynn Tangorra has joined Residential Lighting and sister publication Home Fashion Forecast as Associate Editor. She will report, write and edit news and features for the Residential Lighting in print and online, and travel... read more
Koncept received a 2015 iF Design Award for its Mr. n LED table or accent lamp and Lady7 LED desk lamp. This year, 4,783 entries from 53 companies were submitted for the awards. The Product Lighting category included... read more
Hinkley Lighting Wiedemer
Rick Wiedemer has assumed the title of CEO at Hinkley Lighting and his sons transitioned into new positions; Jess Wiedemer was named President and Chief Operating Officer and Eric Wiedemer was named Vice President and... read more
Light it Right; Best of Show/Best Residential (Large) Lighting
The Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP) announced the 2015 Lighting Award recipients on Feb. 19 at an awards presentation and dinner held during its annual conference and expo in San Antonio. Brandon Kuehler... read more

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