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Pennsylvania-based Lutron Electronics donated artifacts representing its 50-year history to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on April 29. The donation included an early version of the original solid-... read more
Since its inception, the Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany, has served as the launching pad for future lighting technology and innovation in the global arena, offering an enticing peek of what’s to come for both... read more
World Market Center Las Vegas (WMC) recently announced the appointment of Ron Radin (pictured) to the newly created position of Business Development for Lighting. Radin publishes custom magazines for lighting retailers... read more
Pacific Coast Lighting recently announced the expansion of its National Geographic Home Collection to include exterior fixtures. The National Geographic Outdoor Lighting Collection is a line of energy-efficient lighting for... read more
Mario Industries has joined the Ernest Hemingway Collection of furniture and home accents as a new lighting licensee. The third-generation, family owned lighting company debuted 17 new floor and table lamps and sconces for... read more
Prototypes of tomorrow’s groundbreaking luminaires may have already sparked inside the classroom walls of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis. Students in the university’s... read more
The former pharmacist and businessman who became co-owner of Capitol Lighting stores throughout Palm Beach County in Florida, was pronounced dead at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. The cause is suspected to be a... read more
After a four-alarm electrical fire destroyed the long-standing Krell Lighting & Electrical Supplies warehouse and showroom on Park Avenue in Park Ridge, NJ, last month, store owners are picking up the pieces and pushing... read more
Scranton Gillette Communications (SGC), publisher of Residential Lighting and Hospitality Lighting magazines, has acquired the assets of the former Décor Division of Vance Publishing Corp. The acquisition includes all of the... read more
Lightfair Intl. (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, has changed dates and venues for 2011 due to the renovation of New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention... read more
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New Jersey chapter is organizing a full day of learning and a dynamic trade show focused on lighting design. The event, called Design Comes to Light, will take place on... read more
Gross Electric, electric and lighting distributors in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, will celebrate 100 years in business with a large product exposition in Toledo, OH, on April 27. The expo — for contractors,... read more
Lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama — which aims to capture the essence of luxury island living — has announced an exclusive licensing agreement with North Carolina-based Wildwood Lamps to manufacture, market and distribute a new... read more
Mesa, AZ-based 2nd Ave. Lighting is under new management. The manufacturer of indoor, outdoor and custom designs (including these fixtures) has been acquired by Meyda Lighting and will now operate in that company’s... read more
With its focus on business matters, networking and hospitality, Lighting One’s concentrated presence during the January Dallas Market helped infuse the show with renewed energy. Owned by CCA Global Partners and headquartered... read more
Catalina Lighting has filed for bankruptcy and will be sold to Evolution Lighting or higher bidder during an auction on April 8. The bankruptcy court for the southern district of Florida has scheduled an auction sale of all... read more
Co-owner and President of Robert Abbey Lighting since 1990, Jeffrey P. Rose died March 10 after a heroic battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He was 55. His father Jerry Rose, owner and Chairman of the company... read more
Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honor a select group of manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, home builders and other... read more
A new model for buying and selling luxury home furnishings made its debut last month. LuxFinds.com offered an online peek of its products to approximately 2,000 trade professionals and will soon open to the general public,... read more
The inaugural InspireDesign show, which launched in February at World Market Center Las Vegas, was host to a new design awards competition, the “Design Excellence Awards,” presented by Interior Design magazine. The awards... read more

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