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Just 53 days after shocking the industry with news that it was filing for bankruptcy, Generation Brands offically completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 status on Jan. 26. The voluntary... read more
For 2010, the annual energy-efficient Lighting for Tomorrow competition will be considering lighting control devices in addition to its focus on solid-state lighting (SSL) fixtures and replacement lamps. This year’s... read more
In the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti’s Port-au-Prince capital — and stunned the world — the lighting industry has mobilized to aid the island nation. From manufacturers to showrooms, stories... read more
In an effort to streamline energy efficiency requirements and clearly define expectations, the joint Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE) Commercial and Residential Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Committee has issued a... read more
Generation Brands announced on Jan. 15 that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has confirmed the company’s pre-packaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The court’s approval of the plan, which had received the strong support of the... read more
Independent ceiling fan and lighting distributor Litex Industries announced on Jan. 14 that it made a cash offer to Craftmade Intl. Inc.’s Board of Directors on Jan. 8 to acquire the company for $3.25 per share in cash. In a... read more
The winners of the 21st annual ARTS Awards were announced at a lavish ceremony on Jan. 16 during the Dallas Intl. Lighting and Total Home & Gift markets. About 550 guests attended the annual black-tie gala, which is... read more
Cutting-edge designs were celebrated with the announcement of the 2009 Good Design Winners, a prestigious global competition founded in 1950 that recognizes the best of design across several categories. Now in its 59th year... read more
As Sea Gull Lighting's parent company, Generation Brands, undergoes its restructuring, the manufacturer puts a fresh face forward with a new logo and catalog. Sea Gull Lighting has introduced a new logo treatment that... read more
Trends and business strategies will be key themes for this week’s Dallas Market. The Dallas Market Center released its lineup of keynote speakers for its Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 13-19), concurrent with the Jan. 14... read more
World Market Center Las Vegas recently announced new show dates that create two "mega markets" aimed at attracting a wider array of buyers to expand channels of distribution and increase sales for tenants. The new dates also... read more
Kelly Gunn (pictured here) has been hired as the Vice President of Business Development, Gift and Collegiate Industries for SnapRetail. In her new role, Gunn will focus on recruiting and partnering with leading sales... read more
The Dallas Market Center recently announced its shared showrooms line-up, including a resurrected shared space exclusively for lighting exhibitors in the Trade Mart. Spectrum will showcase lighting products in individual... read more
Designer Dorian Webb and crystal chandelier manufacturer Crystorama have joined forces to create a new “recession-sensitive” chandelier line offering affordable luxury. Webb, the creative mind behind the Venetian glass... read more
This holiday season marks Philips Electronics’10th anniversary as the official lighting partner to the world-famous Times Square Ball. Over the past decade, The company's investment in solid-state lighting has helped to... read more
Elco Lighting, a recessed and track lighting manufacturer, has launched a new, state-of-the-art Web site. The company’s marketing team spent months interviewing representatives, customers and end users in its efforts to... read more
The 2010 Lightfair Intl. (LFI) trade floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center — already nearly sold out — will debut two new pavilions: the Building Integration Pavilion and Global Light + Design Pavilion, previously known... read more
Zia Eftekhar, a 40-year veteran of the lighting industry, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Philips Professional Luminaires North America, effective Jan. 1, 2010, according to a company statement. Eftekhar is... read more
Generation Brands announced on Dec. 4 that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to alleviate significant debt and position itself for a comeback. The company, which encompasses the well known lines Feiss... read more
Nora Lighting helped make the dream of a new home a reality for the Montgomery family of Philo, IL. The family was the lucky recipients of a new home from ABC-TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” show. Nathan Montgomery,... read more

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