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At the October High Point Market, two lighting companies received Pinnacle Awards from the American Society of Furniture Desginers (ASFD); Hubbardton Forge won the Green Leaf category for sustainable design and Golden... read more
Philips hue
On Oct. 30, Philips introduced hue, a Web-enabled LED home lighting system available exclusively to consumers through the Apple store. With the starter kit, which includes three LED bulbs that fit into any standard light... read more
Kristean Alcocer
NICOR Lighting has hired Kristean Alcocer as the Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Alcocer is a former member of the Navy's submarine force and University of New Mexico alumni. He comes to NICOR with extensive... read more
International Market Centers Facebook
International Market Centers (IMC) has rolled-out a new marketing strategy that incorporates a new website and social media accounts for the portfolio of IMC High Point’s properties. The new campaign —“The Center of Market.... read more
Louie Morales
Louie Morales has joined Progress Lighting as commercial product manager.  He is responsible for all aspects of Progress Lighting’s commercial products, including recessed, track and linear fluorescent categories.... read more
In connection with the summer 2013 reorganization of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) into four broad market collections, GLM has announced a series of personnel changes, effective immediately, for the NYIGF team... read more
Francisco Garza
MaxLite has announced the appointment of Francisco Garza to Product Marketing Manager. Garza will report to Pat Treadway, Director of Product Marketing for MaxLite. “With more than 20 years of lighting industry experience,... read more
Generation Brands, the parent company to Feiss, LBL Lighting, Monte Carlo Fan Co., Sea Gull Lighting and Tech Lighting, has named several staff promotions within—and additions to—its organization. Matt Vollmer has been... read more
Xicato announced that James Norrish joined the company as Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand. He will lead the company’s growth in a region that boasts an inspiring community of lighting designers and... read more
On Oct. 4, Capitol Lighting celebrated 88 years in business with a Roaring ‘20s party at its showroom in East Hanover, NJ. The night kicked off with a CEU presentation on LED Lighting and then the party started, complete... read more
Nathan Shannon
Hera Lighting announced that it has hired Nathan Shannon as a new Business Development Executive Manager. Shannon brings more than seven years of experience in sales, marketing and branding for both retailers and... read more
John Strainic
GE Lighting announced that John Strainic will head the business’s North America Consumer Lighting operation. In this newly created role, Strainic will be responsible for driving growth for GE Lighting’s North America... read more
NICOR announced that Cahaba Sales Group Inc. will exclusively represent the company in the state of Georgia. Principals Paul Chatta and Butch Finley formed Cahaba Sales Group in 2003 with over 50 years combined... read more
Dwell with Dignity
Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, announced Dwell with Dignity will be honored during the 24th annual ARTS Awards with the inaugural Visionary Award. The Visionary Award recognizes industry... read more
The new G. Scatchard Lamps officially opened for production Oct. 1, 2012. House of Troy purchased the assets of G. Scatchard LTD, dba G. Scatchard Lamps on June 15, 2012. The artisan stoneware lamps that G. Scatchard Lamps... read more
Classic cars
Fanimation hosted an Urbanjet release party on Saturday, Sept. 29th in Zionsville, IN, with more than 170 attendees and 18 classic cars on display.  Guests got to check out cars like a 1969 Ford Galaxie GT convertible,... read more
Toronto-based gift company Ganz has purchased Midwest-CBK, leading holiday, gift and home décor designer and manufacturer, from MVP Group. The acquisition includes the Midwest-CBK brand name and the holiday, gift, and home... read more
California Energy Codes
Energy-efficiency success in California is a big story these days, and new residential lighting standards are playing a big part. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced earlier this month that its energy... read more
Alan and Mitch Colker of Alco Lighting Sales, with partner Hubbardton Forge, will host their 32nd American Lighting Assn. seminar in Richmond, VA on Monday, Oct. 29th with speaker Joe Rey-Barreau. Rey-Barreau will present on... read more
LightSmart app
In September, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) introduced a new version of its LightSmart™ app, a tool for consumers that tries to demystify LED and the other energy-efficient alternatives to traditional incandescent bulbs.... read more

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