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
EarthTronics has appointed Tripp Smith as the Vice President of Sales. Smith is an accomplished sales executive with more than 30 years of experience in the lighting industry.  His charge will be to help develop and... read more
Messe Frankfurt has acquired two of India’s leading trade fair brands. Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd., the Indian operation and subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, will acquire the rights to organize and manage the... read more
Surya has appointed Jim Levine to the newly created role of Vice President of Surya Outdoor. Levine is a veteran of the casual furniture industry where he has spent the last 32 years overseeing business operations, sales and... read more
Orbit Industries has appointed Conor McElyea as a new Sales Representative for northern California. McElyea will oversee Orbit sales activities along the Central Coast from San Francisco to Monterey. He will liaison with... read more
The 14th annual Goombay Bash brought about 970 guests to the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom on July 12, 2014, to raise money for cancer research. The fundraiser, hosted by Hortons Home Lighting, LaGrange, IL, and its organization... read more
Satco has successfully defended the design of the company's PAR CFL lamps in a patent infringement lawsuit before the International Trade Commission (ITC). The plaintiff, Neptun Light Inc. and Andrzej Bobel, alleged that... read more
In 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) will consolidate its Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D workshops (typically held in January and June) into a single R&D meeting slated for Jan. 27–29, 2015. These workshops... read more
The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education presented a total of $30,000 for lighting education grants and awards at its annual luncheon held at Lightfair 2014 in Las Vegas on June 3. Founded in 1989 in honor of the late... read more
Progress Lighting promoted Todd Roy from Director of Builder Sales and Marketing to National Sales Director and hired Jennifer Kis as Key Account Marketing Manager. Prior to directing marketing and sales initiatives for... read more
Dallas Market Center and the producers of the American Made Show announced plans for the American Made Show to debut in Dallas as part of the Total Home & Gift Market. The American Made Show will be held June 25-28, 2015... read more
Updated building standards, designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings, took effect July 1 in California. The 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24) will... read more
Philips will start the process to combine its Lumileds (LED components) and Automotive Lighting businesses into a standalone company within the Philips Group. Philips will explore strategic options to attract capital from... read more

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