The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold a four-day, hands-on seminar May 14-17, 2013, to teach industry professionals how to incorporate LEDs and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs... read more
MaxLite donated $1,500 to Table to Table through the organization’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” program. Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects fresh and perishable food that would otherwise be... read more
Maria Williams
Midwest-CBK has hired Maria Williams as Senior Director of sales. With more than 30 years of experience in the holiday and gift industry, Williams is returning to Midwest-CBK in a newly created role where she spent three... read more
Crystorama has launched "Showroom Stars," a merchandising contest hosted on its Facebook page. The goal of the contest is to support Crystorama retailers by featuring showroom displays and drive sales at retail. Customers... read more
Lighting Facts label
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that instead of continuing to require that all LED Lighting Facts®-listed products be tested to IES LM-79 to qualify, it will allow manufacturers to group related LED lighting... read more
Philips Zhaga
The Zhaga Consortium has published its second interface specification for LED light engines. Zhaga Interface Specification Book 2 can now be downloaded from the organization’s website ( read more
Released on Feb. 25th, the fifth annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey from Osram Sylvania finds that consumers are adjusting to new legislation and energy-efficient lighting options, with about half saying that they plan to switch... read more
Lite Source Inc. has completed its move to a new headquarters located in Chino, CA. According to company management, the new headquarters enables Lite Source to increase its efficiencies across the board, including getting... read more
Alexa Hampton
Interior design icon Alexa Hampton has been confirmed as keynote speaker for the 2013 ART Conference. The annual event for ART – The Creative Home Furnishings Network will be held May 7-10 at The Palms Hotel & Spa in... read more
Nora Lighting has partnered with Integrated Lighting Sales for showroom representation in northern California and the Reno, NV area, says Fred Farzan, President of Nora Lighting. Integrated Lighting is based in Lafayette, CA... read more
Lutron has chosen Canada for its first international Experience Center. The center, which is located in Markham, ON, will showcase a variety of wireless lighting and shading control solutions for commercial spaces. “We... read more
ETi Solid State Lighting Inc. announced David Rubin has been appointed President for the Americas. Rubin brings years of progressive leadership experience with companies specializing in LED lamps and luminaires, as well as... read more
Hinkley Lighting held its annual national sales meeting on January 15th in Dallas at the Hinkley showroom and just announced the 2012 rep award winners. 2012 Reps of the Year John Blachowski, Terri Sanders Timberline... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) will have a delegation of 11 members from its Government Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., from March 19 to 22. They will meet with the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental... read more
Edge Lighting, Chicago, IL, is a winner of the Department of Energy's (DOE) fifth annual Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition for outdoor lighting. The competition was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the... read more
In an effort to boost the residential side of its business, Van Teal has hired six new sales representatives. Karla Boca-Bornfield works as part of the Resource Lighting Inc. team in New Mexico. David Philips, who... read more
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, Capitol Lighting celebrated the opening of its Palm Beach Gardens showroom with a free community grand opening event and special appearance from rapper and DIY Network host Vanilla Ice. Vanilla Ice... read more
Laurence Warden
Midwest-CBK has hired Laurence Warden as Vice President of Sales. With more than 25 years of experience in the holiday and gift industry, Warden is excited to return to the company where he began his career in the industry... read more
Gross Electric received the 2012 Shade Job of the Year Award from Lutron Electronics. The award, which is part of a national competition among lighting showrooms, was presented at the 2013 Dallas Intl. Lighting Market in... read more
Sister brands Feiss-Monte Carlo Fan Co. announced the winners of their Annual Sales Representative Awards. “We feel very lucky that we have a strong partnership with our sales force, so we want to show them our appreciation... read more

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