The 2014 GE Edison Award competition is open. The entry deadline is January 19, 2015. Lighting professionals who creatively employ significant use of GE Lighting Products, including but limited to, GE LED systems, LED... read more
Legendary designer Carleton Varney, President of the historic Dorothy Draper & Co., will be honored as this year’s 2015 Las Vegas Market Design Icon. In his presentation at the winter market on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to... read more
Hermitage Lighting Gallery has named Brad Dobson as Showroom Manager. Dobson has been in the lighting business for close to 15 years and has worked on both the national and local lighting levels, mostly in manufacturing. He... read more
Bill Sanford died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 17 at the age of 93. Sanford had an active business career, owning and operating Weiss & Biheller. He graduated from Yale University in 1943 and also served in the army after... read more
Furniture manufacturer Abbyson Living will greatly expand its lighting family. About 100 new designs, primarily lamps in both contemporary and traditional, will enhance the company’s current accessory offerings of lighting,... read more
Surya employees collected more than 3,900 non-perishable food items during the company’s fourth annual food drive, which took place from Nov. 10 to Nov. 20. The donations were delivered to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank,... read more
The call for entries and nominations for the sixth annual Showroom of the Year Awards has now opened. The awards, which honor the top lighting retailers in North America, are presented by Residential Lighting magazine and... read more
International Market Centers (IMC) has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO). The IPO filing, with a fundraising target of about $200 million, did not reveal how... read more
Zeev Lighting has appointed Steve Joffre as National Sales Manager. Joffre will head up both the domestic and international sales teams and lend his expertise to the marketing and branding team. He has been in the industry... read more
A new showroom concept aims to elevate the shopping experience for consumers. Opened Oct. 1, Lights Fantastic Pro, part of the Texas-based Lights Fantastic family, is a 19,000-square-foot space dedicated to teaching, showing... read more
Capital Lighting is partnering with Donny Osmond Home to launch 10 lighting families at the January 2015 Dallas Market.  The initial offering will feature a range of styles and finishes and will be available for... read more
phillips collection, #rhinoselfie
During fall High Point Market, The Phillips Collection hosted a “rhino selfie” contest. Clients and visitors to the company's showroom posed with one of the three colossal rhino heads and posted their photos, with the... read more
Hermitage Lighting Gallery was recognized by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville during a home's ribbon cutting on Nov. 9, 2014. The house at 340 Schoolhouse Ct. in Antioch, TN, was the 300th that Hermitage Lighting... read more
The 2015 Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Indoor and Outdoor Competitions have launched, with Written Intents to Submit due on Dec. 15, 2014. The competitions are now concurrent and winners of both will be announced at... read more
AERIN has appointed Alessandro Fabrini as President and CEO, reporting directly to founder Aerin Lauder. Launched in 2012 with a successful beauty line, AERIN has since expanded to include home décor categories such as... read more
This Old House has named its “Top 100: Best New Home Products of 2014,” which includes several lighting and fan products. First the Terna pendant fan by Kichler, equipped with short blades for a compact design. The magazine... read more
Hudson Valley Lighting, part of Littman Brands, celebrated the official groundbreaking of its new world headquarters in Newburgh, NY, on Oct. 23, 2014 with the city’s elected officials including Congressman Sean Patrick... read more
Auburn University’s Xin Li, Florida State University’s David Roan and University of Minnesota’s Megan Ziesmer placed first in the popular vote for the “Groovystuff by Design: Connecting Education with Industry" challenge at... read more
In celebration of the grand opening of its new facility in Anaheim, MaxLite donated $14,000 worth of energy-efficient lighting products to the Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Anaheim ReStore. MaxLite has donated more... read more
Rob Wynne Adesso
Rob Wynne is the new National Sales Manager for Adesso, effective at the Fall 2014 High Point market. Wynne's responsibilities include managing the Adesso sales force, working with key accounts and representing the company... read more

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