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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working on new Energy Star® product specifications for lamps and luminaires. The new luminaires specification will take effect in early 2012, while the lamps specification is... read more
The Accessories Resource Team (ART) and the Dallas Market Center (DMC) have given more people a say in who wins the next ARTS Awards and given more manufacturers a chance to win the new Green Manufacturer award, thanks to... read more
Generation Brands has named Maria Scutaro (pictured) the new president of Murray Feiss. Effective Jan. 31, Scutaro will take the place of Greg Vandia, who has been with the company for 21 years. Scutaro started at Murray... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) offered its members a wave of timely information on technology and retailing during its 2011 Annual Conference Sept. 11-13. The conference made the most of its beachside location at The... read more
Cree has developed a new LED luminaire testing service meant to identify design flaws and accelerate time to market, the company announced on Sept. 28. The TEMPO service, which stands for Thermal, Electrical, Mechanical,... read more
ELK Lighting has partnered with HGTV to launch the HGTV Home collection of lamps and lighting fixtures. ELK CEO Bradford Smith says HGTV approached ELK about partnering for the new lighting collection. “I feel that it’s a... read more
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) will host its first research symposium on lighting’s effects on the aging population on March 6-7, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The event, titled “Light + Seniors – A Vision for the... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) inducted Zia Eftekhar (pictured), CEO of Philips Lighting North America and 40-year veteran of the lighting industry, into the Lighting Hall of Fame at the ALA Annual Conference in Palm... read more
Winners of the 2011 Lighting for Tomorrow Competition (pictured) were announced at a breakfast meeting on the last day of the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference at the Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, on Sept. 13. The... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) presented its Pillar of the Industry Awards during the closing gala at its 2011 Conference at the Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, on Sept. 13. The awards recognize up to three ALA members (one... read more
Fanimation President Nathan Frampton (pictured, with Residential Lighting Publisher and Editorial Director Laura Van Zeyl) took home Residential Lighting’s 2011 Industry Leadership Award at the American Lighting Assn.’s (ALA... read more
Lloyd Gottesman (pictured with his wife Sheila), the second-generation owner of Royalite Lighting Centers, died on Aug. 27, just a week shy of his 87th birthday. Lloyd’s son Dean Gottesman, who is now Executive Vice... read more
Cree purchased Ruud Lighting, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of LED outdoor lighting, on Aug. 17 for an estimated cost of $525 million. Michelle Murray, Head of Corporate Communications at Cree, says the acquisition came... read more
Phillips Lighting & Home’s new showroom, which opened in May in Modesto, CA, offers customers an entirely new experience that’s just across the parking lot from its old location. The smaller space allowed the owners to... read more
Jim Toole, a sales rep in the northeastern United States, died Aug. 20 after a brief, serious illness. He was 55. Jim spent his entire career doing sales for electric and lighting companies, including most recently... read more
The Accessories Resource Team (ART) and the Dallas Market Center recently announced the finalists for the 23rd Annual ARTS Awards. The winners will be announced on Jan. 21 at a new location – the Hilton Anatole, which was... read more
Generation Brands recently announced plans to consolidate some of its services to different locations in an effort to make the company more efficient. As a result, the company will lay off over 10 percent of its employees... read more
The grand prize winner of the 2010 Home Lighting Makeover Sweepstakes, sponsored by the American Lighting Association (ALA), recently completed her $5,000 makeover. Elisa Marra’s name was randomly selected from nearly 28,000... read more
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) recently named trade show executive Tom Conley (pictured) as its new president and CEO, replacing former CEO Brian Casey, who left in the spring. Conley is the owner of TPC &... read more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the first recipient of the prestigious L Prize competition on Aug. 3, naming Philips Lighting North America as the winner of the 60W replacement category. The DOE launched the L... read more

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