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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
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

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