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UL introduced streamlined processes for manufacturers to obtain a UL listing for LED surface-mounted tube lamps and global market certification for portable LED luminaires. LED Surface-Mounted Tube Lamps With significant... read more
ELK has appointed Sarah Yeganhe to the position of Western Division Sales Manager. Yeganhe originally joined ELK Group during the company’s most recent acquisition of Lazy Susan USA in November 2013, where she had previously... read more
The cutoff date for certifying to the CFL V4.3 or Integral LED Lamps V1.4 specification is approaching on May 30. More than 400 light bulbs have already been certified to the new specification. The transition to the new... read more
Keath Briley has joined Groovystuff to further develop its growing portfolio of regional and national accounts. Briley will be responsible for sales team leadership, trade show management and driving revenue for the company... read more
ELK has appointed David Tremblay to the position of Southern Division Sales Manager. Prior to joining ELK Group, Tremblay spent 15 years in numerous senior management positions with EGLO Lighting, Hunter Fan Co. and... read more
ART — The Accessories Resource Team is hosting an eBay auction to fund its annual Conference and a donation to Dwell With Dignity, a non-profit group of interior designers and volunteers that provide and install home... read more
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new collaborative initiative, the Lighting Energy Alliance, to increase the benefits of lighting while reducing its environmental and... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) has hired a new Director of Membership, Jacob Cambron. Cambron will replace Eric Jacobson as he transitions to becoming President of the organization in January 2015. Cambron officially... read more
A keynote from Jim Jones of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will headline the SFC NEXT conference, which is set for June 13-14 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in... read more
Through the Industry Leadership Award, Residential Lighting recognizes one individual each year for his or her service to the lighting industry. This year’s winner will be chosen by our readers in an online vote and... read more
AFX launched a new website, AFXinc.com. Improved navigation and functionality provide quick access to detailed product information and the new Design Board feature supplies specifiers and designers with a unique planning... read more
Hera Lighting has made some recent personnel changes. The company added a new South Central sales region and promoted Daniel Shaver to Outside Sales Manager for the this territory. It also hired Elizabeth Burroughs as the... read more
MaxLite appointed Donille Perrone to Director of Marketing. Perrone reports directly to Thomas Rhee, Executive Vice President of MaxLite. Perrone brings more than 15 years of marketing experience with a strong lighting... read more
Update: Justin Neumann is no longer with ALA. Michael Weems began his duties on June 16, 2014. The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) has hired Justin E. Neumann to the newly created position of Vice President of Government... read more
Ryan Ranzino has been promoted from National Sales Manager to Vice President of Sales for Crystorama. “We’re a small, family-owned company so it’s not unusual for our employees to wear many hats and Ryan has been integral to... read more
Generation Brands, the parent company to Feiss, Monte Carlo Fans, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and Tech Lighting, announced Joe Higgins will be promoted to Chairman of the Board and Josh Weiss to Chief Executive Officer,... read more
Lamps V1.0 transition milestones set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Energy Star are drawing near. After May 30, 2014, EPA-recognized certification bodies will stop certifying new product submittals to the... read more
Studio A will open its first New York showroom in the New York Design Center (NYDC). The new showroom will debut mid-May with more than 4,000 square feet of space neighboring Global Views on the 6th floor of the NYDC, home... read more
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) first-quarter 2014 Remodeling Business Pulse (RBP) data of current and future remodeling business conditions show current condition ratings fell significantly in... read more
Deadlines for the Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Indoor Competition have been extended. Written Intents to Submit are now due online at www.ngldc.org on May 23 and product entries are due on June 30. Judging will now take... read more

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