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The Dallas Market Center announced on Wednesday the winners of the Best of Show Awards for the January 2009 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.Awards were given to exhibitors who had the most creative, fresh an innovative... read more
There’s no doubt times are tough. Earlier this week, the New York Times announced that employers made approximately 62,000 job cuts on Monday alone, evidence that the economy continues to plummet. The signs are there in... read more
LED lighting is touted as the wave of the future, the great white hope of energy efficient lighting. But it’s a topic that many lighting showroom owners sheepishly admit they’re still in the dark about.So how does LED... read more
Columbia Lighting unveiled its new website at www.columbialighting.com on Jan. 20. In addition to a new design, the site also lets users search for products by type of product, feature and more.The site also includes... read more
Residential Lighting: What is a cult brand? B.J. Bueno: A cult brand helps a company [maintain] incredible, beyond-belief loyalty. With it, customers will come from all over to shop your store. Ask them why, and they’ll say... read more
Royal Philips Electronics was named a 2009 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honoree for its goLITE BLU light therapy device. The Consumer Electronics Assn., producer of the annual International Consumer Electronics... read more
The invention of practical, household LED lighting products could be getting much closer, thanks to a new competition sponsored by the Dept. of Energy (DOE).In September 2008, the DOE established the Bright Tomorrow Lighting... read more
Lightfair Intl., the premier event for architectural lighting, will be held this year, May 5-7, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.  In its 20th annual edition, the affair brings together... read more
Attendance for the opening day of the 2009 Winter Las Vegas Market was down only 2 percent compared to last year’s January Las Vegas Market, a figure that is being touted as a success by the World Market Center.“We are... read more
WithIt, an organization for women in the home furnishings industry, is looking for nominations for its annual WOW Awards, which will be presented during the organization’s annual conference in August.The awards are given to... read more
Are you a lighting showroom owner who’s been waiting to see an LED lighting application you can really get excited about? If so, it’s time to get excited.  On Feb. 19, the U.S. Department of Energy, the... read more
For the third year in a row, Sea Gull Lighting has been one of a handful of companies to receive the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.Each year... read more
Several expanded showrooms are slated to open soon at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, just in time for the Las Vegas Market, taking place Feb. 6 to 13.Some of the manufacturers that will be opening larger showrooms are... read more
Shelly Wang, Vice President and General Manager of WAC Lighting, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the New York Asian Women’s Center, an organization that offers counseling and shelter to Asians who have been... read more
The Las Vegas Market got into the holiday spirit on Dec. 22 during Furniture Donation Day, an annual event that Las Vegas Market organizes to donate furniture, accessories and artwork to shelters and local families.This year... read more
Sylvania Lighting Services (SLS), a subsidiary of Osram Sylvania, has entered into an agreement to purchase Amtech Lighting Services from ABM Industries Inc. The transaction is expected to close this month. The acquisition... read more
Change is coming to the lighting industry, and Eleanor McKay, CEO of the home furnishings design company Niermann Weeks, thinks it isn’t going to be pretty.In a presentation to home furnishings professionals at the Las Vegas... read more
Attendance was down 7 percent at this year’s Fall High Point Market, which took place Oct. 20-26.Brian D. Casey, President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, blamed the weak housing market for the drop in attendees... read more
In an effort to increase Las Vegas Market’s prominence in the home accessories industry, the World Market Center has hired Phillip McKay as a Senior Vice President who will be responsible for leasing new showroom space to... read more
Lightolier has released a 57-page catalog highlighting its full spectrum of solid-state lighting (SSL) products. The release comes amid increasing interest from retailers and end users about the viability of LED illumination... read more

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