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In September 2012, Philips announced it would rationalize its industrial footprint as an important part of its plan to accelerate operational efficiency.   As a result of this program, the company has decided to... read more
Lightfair® Intl. (LFI®) will expand its product presentation and increase its scale in 2013 with the addition of two high-profile categories occupying newly added Hall F space in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center... read more
GuildMaster Inc. has filed suit in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri for the return of 5,150 lamps manufactured and shipped a year ago. The federal indictment calls for forfeiture and destruction of... read more
The Eva Zeisel Collection for Leucos is now available. The collection is the last design project Zeisel worked on with her own hands before passing away at 105 years old, and also her only lighting collection on the market.... read more
Hera Lighting announced a partnership with the international manufacturer of European-designed and -engineered cabinets, Hans Krug. Hera will now be the exclusive lighting provider for Hans Krug kitchens and cabinetry. Hans... read more
EYE Lighting Intl., a manufacturer of lamps, luminaires and related lighting products, has added David Cook as the new Northwest District Sales Manager and Louis Woike, PE as District Sales Manager, Lamp-Southeast. In his... read more
WAC Lighting is working with local organizations to provide relief to help victims of Storm Sandy in the New York metropolitan area. “We have established a grassroots program to encourage industry friends and employees to... read more
pantone emerald 17-5641
Pantone has announced its 2013 color of the year: Emerald 17-5641. Described as a “lively, radiant, lush green,” jewel-toned emerald promotes balance and harmony. Emerald is a great color for home accessories, and color... read more
The 2013 Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Indoor Design Competition has officially launched. Written Intents to Submit are due by Jan. 18, 2013, and must be submitted online at www.ngldc.org. Physical product... read more
Peggy Traub Adesso
Margaret Traub, CEO and president of Adesso® Inc., will be honored with the Founders/Lifetime Achievement Award from WithIt during the 2013 WOW Awards dinner and ceremony. The event will take place Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at... read more
light bulb led
The second phase of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which Congress passed to encourage the use of more efficient bulbs nationwide, will be effective on Jan. 1, 2013. Starting that day, 75W... read more
Kichler
Kichler launched of a new brand and business unit, élan, that offers contemporary European styling to address growing consumer interest in modern interiors and furnishings. Taking its inspiration from the best of... read more
From the looks of it, the housing market will see solid gains in 2013 as steady job growth and improved consumer confidence bolster new home construction and remodeling. And while this growth is not large by historic... read more
GE lighting christmas tree
This year, GE Lighting marks its 50th year of lighting the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. And although America has been watching the National Christmas Tree light up every December since 1923, this year is a... read more
MaxLite appointed Chris Primous to Vice President of OEM Sales to work closely with residential and commercial lighting manufacturers on the global level. Primous will report directly to Thomas Rhee, Senior Vice President of... read more
Stan Drake
Lite Source Inc. has appointed lighting veteran Stan Drake as its new National Sales Manager effective December 2012.  Drake has had more than 20 years of sales management experience for such companies as Trend Lighting... read more
Dick Duff
Midwest‐CBK announced the addition of Dick Duff as general manager. Duff brings 29 years of experience in the gift industry, including five years with Midwest of Cannon Falls as the Executive Vice President of Sales and... read more
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High Point Market is updating its logo to include the Market’s hashtag, #hpmkt. The change makes the High Point Market one of the first organizations in the United States to incorporate a hashtag as a main element in its... read more
Rodney Huffan Nicor
NICOR® Inc. has hired Rodney Huffman as its Business Development Manager. Huffman brings more than 20 years of business management, sales and marketing experience from the semiconductor and solar PV Industries. He has a B.S... read more
Jack Melnick Nora
Jack Melnick, a well known and highly respected businessman in the home lighting industry, passed away at age 83 on Nov. 3, 2012. Head of Jack Melnick Sales in San Rafael, CA, Melnick was very active in the industry he loved... read more

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