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Thirteen American Lighting Association (ALA) representatives traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to talk with lawmakers about issues important to the lighting industry. ALA President and CEO Dick Upton says the annual... read more
Cooper Lighting recently announced the winners of the 34th annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition, including three residential projects, on May 16 during Lightfair Intl. Top honors in the Professional... read more
Wooree Lighting celebrated the grand opening of its new factory in Yangzhou, China, on April 19. The Korean company will use the 900,000-square-foot complex to produce LED packages and products for the KolourOne brand, which... read more
A commitment to the environment and a willingness to go above and beyond recently earned Metro Lighting one of Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards, which honor green businesses in the San Francisco bay area. The Berkeley... read more
A couple of weeks ago, I retuned from another excellent Accessories Resource Team (ART) Conference — this one in San Diego. I had the pleasure of seeing a number of lighting showrooms at the event: Black Whale Lighting,... read more
We’re proud to profile the 2011 Showroom of the Year finalists in our May issue, and I wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge them publicly here as well. This is our second time presenting these awards in partnership... read more
Bulbrite recently took its commitment to education to the next level by launching a new online lighting resource called Lightopedia. The website was unveiled May 18 at Lightfair Intl. in a presentation complete with a Thomas... read more
Two residential projects were among the honorees at the 28th annual International Lighting Design Awards given out by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) in Philadelphia on May 18. Richard Renfro (IALD... read more
Lightfair Intl. (LFI) recently honored innovative lighting technologies and products during the 2011 LFI Innovation Awards ceremony on May 17 in Philadelphia. A panel of lighting industry professionals selected the winners... read more
Bruce Renouard (pictured) has joined Cree Inc. as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Renouard previously worked for Power Integrations as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Bulbrite recently... read more
After months of speculation, the buyers behind recent High Point and Las Vegas market property buys were revealed to be the same entity – a newly formed company called International Market Centers (IMC). According to a May 3... read more
When 82-year-old twin sisters Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner (pictured), who have devoted their lives to helping the less fortunate, found their homes in need of repair earlier this year, area businesses including lighting... read more
A new location has made all the difference for a lighting showroom in Chicago’s western suburbs. Since relocating in March from an industrial area to a more residential location five miles away, Burr Ridge Lighting has seen... read more
Elk Lighting purchased Artistic Lighting & Designs, a company known for its outdoor lighting products, on May 9. Elk CEO Bradford Smith says he was looking to expand Elk’s outdoor offerings and that Artistic was a... read more
Many of you probably don’t know about our company’s We Care program. I’m guessing this because we have never received a request from our Residential Lighting audience, while dozens are received (and fulfilled) regularly from... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) recently announced a new web marketing program designed to help lighting showrooms succeed in today’s online environment. The program, called “Marketing Made Easier,” will include a series... read more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently voted unanimously to extend the deadline for including the Lighting Facts label on light bulb packaging to Jan. 1, 2012. The FTC also decided that the labels will not be required... read more
The new Light Bulbs Etc. showroom in Costa Mesa, CA, is only two blocks away from its old location, but in every other sense, the two stores are worlds apart. “The new showroom is quite magnificent,” says President Melvyn... read more
Kichler Lighting recently announced the acquisition of Teron Lighting Inc. (TLI), a privately owned manufacturer of commercial lighting products based in Fairfield, OH. TLI manufactures commercial grade, energy-efficient... read more
Despite an overall upbeat mood and plenty of product innovation at this month’s International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, official registration data indicated about a 7 percent decline in attendance compared to... read more

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