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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
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working on a new Energy Star® product specification for luminaires, and will soon release the final draft of the proposal. The proposed specification would replace the... read more
Donald McEvoy, co-founder of the Donald McEvoy Ltd. showroom at the Dallas World Trade Center, died on Sept. 28 after a long battle with illness. He was 79. McEvoy had been in the home furnishings business for more than 45... read more
Global Views has joined forces with Eastern Breeze Home Collections to help develop the Studio A line of home accessories and accent furniture. Under the new partnership, Eastern Breeze -- which will now take on the name of... read more
Vermont-based Hubbardton Forge received top honors at the recent Pinnacle Awards, taking home the award for Design Achievement in Lighting for the third year in a row, as well as the new Pinnacle Green Leaf Design Award for... read more
The Accessories Resource Team (ART) and Dallas Market Center will honor HGTV with the Academy Achievement Award at the 22nd annual ARTS Awards this January, it was announced earlier this month. This is the first time the... read more
The family team formerly behind Feiss Industries is returning to the lighting industry with a line called Authenticity Lighting. The new company, helmed by Chairman Murray Feiss and Presidents Ron Hersh and Robert Greene,... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Annual Conference at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas culminated in a ceremony to induct Michael Ber, CLC, President of Lighting Inc., New Orleans, into the Lighting Hall of Fame. Ber received a... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) presented its Pillar of the Industry Awards during the Annual Banquet gala to close the 2010 Conference at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. The awards recognize up to three ALA members (one sales... read more
Winners of the 2010 Lighting for Tomorrow Competition were announced at a breakfast meeting on the last day of the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in September. The awards, which... read more
Nora Lighting has hired three new sales representative firms to showcase its growing product lines. The new rep agencies include CRL Lighting in Newtown, PA; Design Build Lighting in Tolland, CT; and the Walsh Agency in... read more
Nessen Lighting and its sister company d’ac Lighting were recently bought from Philips Lighting by a holding company called the Coldstream Group. Charles J. Florio, who has been involved with Nessen for more than two decades... read more
Elk Lighting has purchased home furnishings vendor Sterling Industries, it was announced recently in a joint statement from both companies’ CEOs. Elk Lighting CEO Bradford Smith says the acquisition will give lighting... read more
With a program encompassing the latest technologies and proven business strategies, the 2010 American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Annual Conference drew 503 attendees to the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Sept. 20-22. First-time... read more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced plans for a new consumer education initiative to help retailers, utility companies and lighting designers inform consumers about upcoming changes in light bulb... read more

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