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Dallas Market Center and ART — the creative home furnishings network announced the 26th annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, recognize top... read more
Belkin Intl. and Osram Sylvania have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on residential solutions with the Osram Lightify™ smart connected lighting ecosystem and Belkin’s WeMo® home automation ecosystem.... read more
Leviton acquired BitWise Controls LLC, a leader in design and manufacture of control and monitoring solutions for residential and commercial facilities.  Leviton has been carrying BitWise Controls’ automation... read more
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is now accepting entries for the 32nd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards. Anyone may enter a project for an award. The project must be a... read more
ELK Group Intl. has purchased certain assets of Toronto-based Alico Lighting. The acquisition through ELK’s sister corporation, LED Lighting North America Inc., was finalized on Aug. 28th, 2014. Alico’s exclusive Zee-Led™ of... read more
The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide... read more
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) has announced the creation of an International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) pavilion within KBISNeXT™ for the 2015 edition of the show. ICFF provides an opportunity to showcase... read more
Feiss, Monte Carlo Fans and Sea Gull Lighting — three brands under parent company Generation Brands — have appointed Gary Biarsky to the newly created position of Central U.S. and Western Canada Regional Sales Manager.... read more
Osram Sylvania will relocate its Danvers, MA-based headquarters to 200 Ballardvale Street in Wilmington, MA.  The new location will be within the technology corridor and will create a new, dynamic workplace that will... read more
The Lightfair Intl. (LFI) 2015 Call for Speakers is open. The organization is seeking top lighting and design practitioners from across the globe to participate in the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial... read more
Brian Slater & Assoc. will be Nora Lighting's new showroom sales agency for southeast Florida. Slater & Assoc. is based in Boca Raton and will cover the coastal area from Vero Beach to the Florida Keys. The Nora... read more
“Smart” lighting systems might seem futuristic, but they are an increasingly important part of today’s lighting landscape. These apps and Web-based programs, which enable the control of bulbs through a wireless network,... read more
Civilight has entered the North American market and will sell indoor LED lamps in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Company headquarters are in Shenzhen, China. There are also offices in Eschborn, Germany. Civilight... read more
Mac Hoak, founder and owner of Mecox, will receive the Academy of Achievement honor at the 26th annual International ARTS Awards on Jan. 16, 2015, in Dallas. Mecox sells antique and vintage home and garden furnishings and is... read more
Tom Sargeant has been promoted to Vice President of New Product Development for Tech Lighting and LBL Lighting. In his new role, he’ll work on product extensions across the portfolios of both brands and determine future... read more
MaxLite has appointed Paul Shaskan as Vice President of Operations. In this newly created position, Shaskan will oversee the expansion of assembly and production lines at the company’s West Caldwell headquarters and new... read more
Kimberly LED Lighting has moved to its new 25,000-square-foot world headquarters at 5827 Terex in Clarkston, MI, as of Aug. 1, 2014. To celebrate, the store is hosting an informative open house on Monday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 7... read more
The National Kitchen & Bath Assn. (NKBA) launched NKBA U Professional of the Year, a contest recognizing the most driven in the kitchen and bath industry. The contest is open to both NKBA members and non-members, and... read more
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York announced its “Call for Speakers” for LEDucation 9, the largest tabletop exhibition and educational event dedicated solely to the LED market and technology. LEDucation 9 will return... read more
Larry Kraus, 50-year industry vet and founder of Laurent Lyons Lighting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, passed away on July 16, 2014. Kraus began his lighting career at General Electric’s light bulb division in the late 1960s and... read more

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