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Lights Up! has acquired Matthew Lampshade, a 40-year-old lamp shade manufacturer in Brooklyn, NY, known for hospitality lighting and custom fixtures. The two companies’ facilities have been consolidated in a beautiful new... read more
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) recently published its fifth annual consumer research study, the 2013 Green Home Furnishings Study. The report, available now for SFC members and non-members, shows that consumers... read more
UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced the enhancement of its popular LightSmart App in the latest version 1.5. The free app is designed to help users realize the many benefits gained through LED and other more energy-... read more
Dallas Market Center and ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network announced the judges for the 25th annual ARTS Awards.This distinguished judging panel will select winners in 24 different categories. The awards will be... read more
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently released an interactive video that offers guidance about selecting and installing LED lighting. The video was designed for contractors, builders... read more
Crystorama launched a “Find My Doppelganger” contest hosted on its Facebook page. The contest plays off of the company’s regular social media feature, Lighting Doppelgangers, where lighting fixtures are matched up with a... read more
Arteriors launched a completely redesigned arteriorshome.com website. The new site was developed to improve the user experience, making it easier for current and potential customers to discover product, plan projects and... read more
International Market Centers announced dates for Winter and Summer Las Vegas Markets through 2016, introducing a new Sunday-to-Thursday pattern to better serve retailers’ needs for a weekend day and to accommodate Friday... read more
On August 15, Philips Lighting issued a recall for approximately 99,000 Endura 12W and Ambient 12.5W LED dimmable light bulbs. The company identified a potential issue involving two batches (2K and 2M) of the 60W LED... read more
Winners of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) NY Metro Chapter “Best of the Best” Awards and Accent on Design® Awards at NY NOW®, the Market for Home & Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF®), which ran through Aug.... read more
Pacifc Coast Lighting and kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW) have announced a partnership with The School Fund, a California-based global education nonprofit, to improve access to attend high school for students living in low-... read more
PORT 68 has partnered with the renowned high-end textiles house Scalamandré for a licensed collection to debut at the upcoming October High Point Market. Entitled "Scalamandré Maison for Port 68," designs inspired by... read more
Orbit Industries, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of electrical products for commercial and residential installations, has announced new affiliations with sales reps in three Western states. Brian McGarry Sales, based in... read more
Hera Lighting announced that it has expanded its technical department and added another Technical Support Engineer, David Cui. “Due to the increase in customized applications, I am excited to add David to our team," says... read more
On Saturday, Aug. 3, 1,300 guests packed Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom for the 13th annual Goombay Bash, a cancer research fundraiser hosted by Hortons Home Lighting, LaGrange, IL, and its organization The H Foundation. To date... read more
According to the study by Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D. of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., typical institutional light levels are not high enough during waking hours or tuned to... read more
The second annual Las Vegas Market CEO Summit has been scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, during the Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market. This executive-level conference for the gift and home furnishings... read more
International Market Center’s (IMC) Chief Executive Officer Robert Maricich has reported an increase in attendance over recent summer Las Vegas Markets. It was also announced at a press dinner that registrations doubled from... read more
Nora Lighting President Fred Farzan has announced the appointments of two new Nora commercial account sales firms in the West.  Deco Lights, based in Las Vegas, will handle commercial sales in southern Nevada with Derek... read more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has revised the L Prize® PAR38 competition requirements based on feedback from lighting industry experts and data analyzed from the LED Lighting Facts® program. The competition spurs... read more

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