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A private residence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was one of the big winners at this year’s Lumen Awards. The awards are given out each year by the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) to honor... read more
St. Louis-area retailer Metro Lighting lost its Custom Salesman Ed Graning when he died July 17 following surgery complications. He was 64. Graning began working in lighting more than 40 years ago at the Lamp and Lantern,... read more
Cree Inc. kicked off construction earlier this month on the first Habitat for Humanity house to use all LED lighting fixtures. The company, a leading LED manufacturer, has also agreed to provide LED fixtures for all Habitat... read more
Design visionary Paola Antonelli will deliver the keynote address at the International Assn. of Lighting Designers (IALD) Enlighten Americas conference. Antonelli’s speech on the value of lighting design will kick off the... read more
Sales and consumer confidence may have dipped slightly in recent months, but they are still much improved over last year, according to a recently released report from the High Point Market Authority. The Fall 2010 Business... read more
Vornado Realty Trust has turned over its $191 million mortgage for its furniture mart buildings in High Point, NC, to a special servicer, the Wall Street Journal reported recently. Vornado’s 2 million square feet of showroom... read more
GE Lighting has chosen Jaime A. Irick to head GE Lighting Solutions as its President and CEO. Irick will be responsible for overseeing the development and management of GE’s global light-emitting diode (LED) product business... read more
While fewer Lighting One members attended the June Dallas Intl. Lighting Market than the January edition, the group’s early arrival helped to kick off the event and create critical mass in showrooms visited en masse. A... read more
The most innovative showrooms during the June Dallas Total Home & Gift and Dallas Intl. Lighting markets were recognized with a “Best of Show” nod fpr their display presentations by a judging panel of leading industry... read more
More than 1,800 exhibitors from several countries showcased their products in the 13 halls of the 15th Guangzhou Intl. Lighting Exhibition. The event took place at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou... read more
From a Caribbean villa to a private residence in Aspen, CO (pictured), the 2009 GE Edison Award competition honorees were stellar residential design projects with innovative lighting schemes. The coveted award was... read more
Elk Lighting announced the purchase of certain assets of Baldinger Architectural Lighting. Elk made the purchase through its sister corporation, Mount Summit Lighting, and the transaction was finalized on June 25. As part... read more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced new light bulb labeling requirements for mid-2011 designed to help consumers choose among the different types of bulbs that will be on the market, ranging from traditional... read more
The first-ever Showroom of the Year Awards honorees were announced on Thursday, June 24 — opening day of the June Dallas Market — during a special cocktail reception at the summer show. The inaugural event was organized by... read more
Philips Electronics made history last year by submitting the first entry — an LED replacement bulb (shown here) for common 60W incandescent lamps — in the L Prize competition. It is now nearing completion of the first stage... read more
American Fluorescent announced the hire of two new employees, Jeff Nepsa and Mark Phillips. Nepsa is joining the company as Commercial Sales Manager for the western United States, and Phillips is the Commercial Market... read more
WAC Lighting co-founder and Vice President Tai Wang received the 2010 Innovative Leadership Award from the LaGuardia Community College Foundation on June 1. The award distinguishes those who have made significant... read more
Fanimation, a manufacturer of ceiling fans based in Zionsville, IN, opened a new West Coast distribution center in early June with the goal of better serving customers. The facility, located in Azusa, CA, allows the company... read more
Capitol Lighting, an 86-year-old lighting retailer with nine locations throughout New Jersey and Florida, is giving consumers something to sing about. The company announced a jingle contest in early spring, challenging... read more
On the heels of winning the Lightfair Intl. 2010 “Innovative Product of the Year” award for its Helieon Sustainable Light Module (shown here), Molex Inc. recently announced that it will be licensing its Helieon interconnect... read more

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