Flos has acquired Lukas Lighting. This acquisition will boost Flos’ growth in the North American contract market. “For a long time we have been looking at the North American market to find the right entity and the right... read more
Pantone Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz, Serenity
Pantone has named two colors as its 2016 Color of the Year: Pantone® 13-1520 Rose Quartz and Pantone® 15-3919 Serenity. Described as “weightless and airy,” Serenity (a soft blue) is comforting and provides a calming effect.... read more
The call for entries and nominations for the seventh annual Showroom of the Year Awards has now opened. The awards, which honor top lighting retailers, are presented by Residential Lighting magazine and the Dallas Market... read more
The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently issued notices of noncompliance to American Lighting Assn. (ALA) manufacturer members who are still selling a certain type of socket adapter prohibited by the Energy Independence... read more
The 2016 Lighting for Tomorrow competition will launch at Lightovation, the Dallas International Lighting Show, happening Jan. 20-24, 2016. “For the lighting industry, innovation and marketplace adaptability are the key... read more
Thomas Pheasant, an award-winning interior designer, will be honored as the 2016 Design Icon during the Las Vegas Winter Market, which runs Jan. 24-28, 2016. “Thomas Pheasant’s work has made an indelible imprint on interior... read more
Inc. magazine released its 5000 list for 2015. Comprised of America’s fastest-growing private companies, PureEdge Lighting was among the lighting companies honored. ““It is an honor for PureEdge Lighting to make the Inc.... read more
Lizzette Winters, AFX Inc.
AFX Inc. has hired Lizzette Winters as its new Eastern Regional Manager for Commercial and Residential Sales. "Lizzette brings more than 20 years of experience in the lighting industry," said Colleen DeStefano, AFX's... read more
Donna Moss, Ben Mai Elegant Lighting, Linda Cheng, Lightovation
Interior designer and entrepreneur Donna Moss has signed a five-year exclusive license with Elegant Lighting. Under the agreement, Moss will license a 40-piece collection named "Generations," in which individual looks will... read more
Capitol Lighting CEU Series
Capitol Lighting has developed and launched a free online professional CEU series focused on boosting design industry business opportunities through social media.  Accredited by the Interior Design Continuing Education... read more
The 2015 GE Edison Award competition, sponsored by GE Lighting, is open to lighting professionals who employ significant use of GE Lighting products, and new for 2016, they must be LED. This includes: LED systems, LED... read more
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, concurrent with Lightovation, announced its guest speakers for the winter market, Jan. 20 through 26. Speakers include: Rebecca and Sharrah Robeson, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Kelli Ellis,... read more
Eaton is now accepting entries for the 39th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. “There are many talented lighting specifiers and students that should be recognized for their creative and outstanding... read more
The 2016 Next Generation Luminaires Indoor Competition (NGL) has launched. Online intents to submit are due on Monday, Nov. 30, with the judging event taking place Feb. 10-12, 2016. New for 2016: the indoor competition... read more
Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Autumn Edition
The 17th annual Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) drew more than 2,550 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions. The fair ran from Tuesday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 30, at the Hong Kong Convention... read more
Cathy Choi, Bulbrite Industries
Bulbrite Industries was honored with the 2015 New Jersey Family Business of the Year Award at the 23rd Annual Award Luncheon held on Wed., Oct. 14, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. “It is an honor to have our family... read more
Soraa will open a semiconductor fabrication plant in Syracuse, NY, in partnership with the State of New York. "Central New York's economic growth is due in large part to high-tech companies like Soraa that recognize the... read more
GE Lighting announced its first connected LEDs designed for sleep and everyday illumination, C by GE, which will be sold direct to consumers. The bulbs can be controlled without using a smart hub. “GE wants to simplify the... read more
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is seeking experts to present at Enlighten Americas 2016, which will be held Oct.13-15, 2016, at the Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center in Puerto... read more
Acuity Brands is acquiring Juno Lighting Group, a unit of Schneider Electric, for a cash purchase price of approximately $385 million. "We are very excited about this strategic opportunity that will allow us to... read more

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