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Manufacturers’ representative Richard Sanders died Oct. 21, 2010, after working in the industry for nearly four decades. He was 70 years old. Sanders’ son Shawn, who worked with him at Sanders and Assoc. in Mentor, OH, says... read more
Glenn Ludwig (pictured) has been appointed CEO of Foscarini Inc., the North American subsidiary of the Italian lighting firm. Based in New York City, Ludwig will be responsible for the company’s presence in the United States... read more
IKEA has pulled the plug on the sales of incandescent light bulbs, the retailer announced last week. Effective Jan. 4, 2011, IKEA US will no longer stock or sell incandescent bulbs, becoming the first retailer to do so ahead... read more
It’s that time of year again. Time for me to take stock of my shortcomings and embark on a plan for improvement that’s, at best, ambitious and, at worst, mission impossible. But I must say, a couple of late-in-the-year... read more
While the rest of the country won’t start enforcing the new energy efficiency regulations for light bulbs until 2012, California will get a head start beginning Jan. 1, 2011. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA)... read more
Richard Cash, President and owner of Besa Lighting just outside Columbus, OH, died of a heart attack on Dec. 14. He was 49. Mike Wypasek, Besa’s Graphics and Marketing Communications Coordinator, says Besa was a small... read more
Brownlee Currey (pictured) has been named President of Currey & Co., succeeding Barry Wabler, the sixth President in the company’s 22-year history. The son of company founders Robert and Suzanne Currey, Currey began his... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) recently revealed the winners of $10,000 in prizes for the 2010 Home Lighting Makeover Sweepstakes. Four winners were selected by random drawing from nearly 28,000 entries. Larry Lauck, Vice... read more
If I were to do a 2010 “year in review,” one of the highlights for me would be our inaugural Showroom of the Year Awards, held in partnership with the Dallas Market Center at that organization’s June show. From dozens of... read more
Acuity Brands recently announced it has purchased Winona Lighting, a Minnesota-based company known for its custom capabilities. Winona Lighting provides architectural and high-performance indoor and outdoor lighting products... read more
Chandeliers from Crystorama are helping add a dose of drama to the holiday décor at a famous Fifth Avenue boutique. Ten of the company’s crystal chandeliers are part of the window and atrium displays at Henri Bendel in New... read more
Bill Ferber and Assoc. recently closed its Dallas Market Center showroom after 56 years. The agency, which was located on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center, represents Savoy House, Van Teal, Elegant Lighting, Troy... read more
Designer Christopher Guy will receive the prestigious Design Icon award during the Winter Las Vegas Market next month, World Market Center Las Vegas announced recently. Randy Wells, Vice President of the Las Vegas Design... read more
A Cleveland family’s life is a little brighter thanks in part to lighting manufacturer Hinkley Lighting and the crew of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Hinkley donated the exterior lighting for the home, which was... read more
Karen Ritter, veteran sales representative for Meyda Lighting, died Oct. 18 at the age of 49. Ritter started out as a Meyda customer before becoming a sales representative for the company in the early 1980s. Since then, she... read more
Byron Gulledge (pictured) celebrated his retirement earlier this year after 51 years in the lighting industry. Gulledge spent 15 years as owner of a lighting showroom in Baton Rouge, LA, four years as a sub-representative... read more
Bruce Robinson, President of Robinson Lighting in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and Lighting Hall of Fame inductee, died Oct. 31 of a rare liver disorder. He was 65. American Lighting Assn. President Dick Upton remembers Robinson as... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) is looking to honor retailers who are doing good in their communities with its new Next Big Give contest. Winners will receive a complimentary trip to the March 24-27, 2011, Market in Dallas.... read more
A recent design contest at Lightology in Chicago gave designers a chance to show off their creativity with LEDs and brought a number of new faces into the retailer’s showroom. Lindsay Wilps, Lightology’s Web Content... read more
Architectural lighting designer Charles Cameron, MIES, Assoc. IALD, has been selected to lead the new graduate program in Interior Lighting Design at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID). Cameron, who has extensive... read more

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