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At a cocktail reception on Jan. 17 during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market, Crystorama announced the 2012 sales representative of the year. Bill Barnhart and Stan Oldfield from Representations Inc. in the Baltimore-... read more
Jonathan Charles and Wildwood Lamps have named John Cunningham as the new Creative Director of Showroom Design and Product Development. Cunningham’s background in showroom design and visual merchandising will help highlight... read more
Lighting for Tomorrow launched its 11th consecutive annual competition at the Dallas Market, Jan. 17-20. For the first time, Lighting for Tomorrow will award bonus points to lighting designed to meet the needs of the growing... read more
More than 650 people attended the 24th Annual ARTS Awards on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Hilton Anatole hotel during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. The awards were sponsored by ART - The Creative Home Furnishings... read more
Philips Consumer Luminaires NA and Philips Lighting will join as lighting sponsors for the 14th annual Professional Builder Show Village exhibit at the International Builders’ Show, Jan. 22-24, 2013, in Las Vegas. The... read more
instagram
Move over Facebook and Twitter, there’s a new player in social media land. Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook in April 2012, is an online photo sharing service that allows its self-reported 100 million users to... read more
The Lighting Research Center (LRC), a university-based research center that investigates lighting issues and educates the next generation of lighting leaders, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an event on March 20,... read more
Dallas Market Center (DMC) named Kevin Strawbridge as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Technology. In his position, Strawbridge will be responsible for integrating marketing and technology efforts to best serve both... read more
MaxLite® appoints Jeffrey Hirsch to the newly created position of Manager of Customer Support Group, to oversee customer service, communications, quality control and technical support for lighting distributors, specifiers... read more
Metro Lighting is launching a line of recycled glass lamps and fixtures through Kickstarter.com, an online funding platform. The shades are made from clear bottle glass that is crushed, melted, and poured into molds.... read more
ALA blog
In November 2012, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) launched a consumer blog to expand the public’s awareness of lighting, controls, ceiling fan products and the showroom channel of distribution. The blog entries, about 500... read more
WithIt, the women's leadership network serving the home and furnishings industries, announced its 2013 Board of Directors. Betty Lyn Eller, Vice President, Home Division of IMRE, a marketing agency, takes the helm as 2013’s... read more
Two lighting products were honored with a 2013 CES Innovations Design and Engineering award. GreenWave Reality’s Connected Lighting Solution won in the Integrated Home Systems & Multi-Room Audio-Video category, and... read more
Trevor Shaw NICOR
NICOR Inc. has hired Trevor Shaw as an SSL engineering team member to help with the development of new LED lighting solutions. Shaw has been an engineer for 13 years, five of which were directly related to LED lighting while... read more
law bill legislation
With a vote on Jan. 1, 2013, Congress approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama the following day. The measure maintains many of the tax cuts established by... read more
Board members from the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA), Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) and Home Furnishings Independents Association (HFIA) completed voting on Jan. 2 to approve the merger of the... read more
Entries are now being accepted for the fourth annual Showroom of the Year competition, hosted by Residential Lighting and the Dallas Market Center. The awards recognize excellence among lighting showrooms and will be handed... read more
Satco Products Inc. has donated more than $25,000 to three local Long Island charities following Superstorm Sandy. The fund drive began soon after the storm hit and a full picture of the destruction was realized. “The... read more
Agostino Renna
GE Lighting announced that Agostino Renna has been named President and CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa effective immediately. Renna, who will report to GE Lighting President and CEO Maryrose Sylvester,... read more
robotic desk lamp
Fabian Gerlinghaus, a German engineering student, developed a robotic desk lamp that is capable of expressing emotions by means of its body language and can track objects and faces with an integrated webcam. In cooperation... read more

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