We’re proud to profile the 2011 Showroom of the Year finalists in our May issue, and I wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge them publicly here as well. This is our second time presenting these awards in partnership... read more
Bulbrite recently took its commitment to education to the next level by launching a new online lighting resource called Lightopedia. The website was unveiled May 18 at Lightfair Intl. in a presentation complete with a Thomas... read more
Two residential projects were among the honorees at the 28th annual International Lighting Design Awards given out by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) in Philadelphia on May 18. Richard Renfro (IALD... read more
Lightfair Intl. (LFI) recently honored innovative lighting technologies and products during the 2011 LFI Innovation Awards ceremony on May 17 in Philadelphia. A panel of lighting industry professionals selected the winners... read more
Bruce Renouard (pictured) has joined Cree Inc. as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Renouard previously worked for Power Integrations as the Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Bulbrite recently... read more
After months of speculation, the buyers behind recent High Point and Las Vegas market property buys were revealed to be the same entity – a newly formed company called International Market Centers (IMC). According to a May 3... read more
When 82-year-old twin sisters Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner (pictured), who have devoted their lives to helping the less fortunate, found their homes in need of repair earlier this year, area businesses including lighting... read more
A new location has made all the difference for a lighting showroom in Chicago’s western suburbs. Since relocating in March from an industrial area to a more residential location five miles away, Burr Ridge Lighting has seen... read more
Elk Lighting purchased Artistic Lighting & Designs, a company known for its outdoor lighting products, on May 9. Elk CEO Bradford Smith says he was looking to expand Elk’s outdoor offerings and that Artistic was a... read more
Many of you probably don’t know about our company’s We Care program. I’m guessing this because we have never received a request from our Residential Lighting audience, while dozens are received (and fulfilled) regularly from... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) recently announced a new web marketing program designed to help lighting showrooms succeed in today’s online environment. The program, called “Marketing Made Easier,” will include a series... read more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently voted unanimously to extend the deadline for including the Lighting Facts label on light bulb packaging to Jan. 1, 2012. The FTC also decided that the labels will not be required... read more
The new Light Bulbs Etc. showroom in Costa Mesa, CA, is only two blocks away from its old location, but in every other sense, the two stores are worlds apart. “The new showroom is quite magnificent,” says President Melvyn... read more
Kichler Lighting recently announced the acquisition of Teron Lighting Inc. (TLI), a privately owned manufacturer of commercial lighting products based in Fairfield, OH. TLI manufactures commercial grade, energy-efficient... read more
Despite an overall upbeat mood and plenty of product innovation at this month’s International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, official registration data indicated about a 7 percent decline in attendance compared to... read more
Three lighting companies were among the honorees at the Energy Star awards ceremony on April 12 in Washington, D.C. The awards, which are given out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acknowledge commitment to... read more
Ellington Fans and its parent company, Litex Industries Ltd., recently announced that they have acquired The Jeremiah Co. Inc.. Dave Rauschuber, National Sales Manger at Ellington, says this acquisition will make Ellington... read more
The Littman Group celebrated the grand opening of its new 200,000-square-foot facility on March 22 in City of Industry, CA. The new building will house the manufacturing and stocking facilities, product showroom and... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) recently announced that Zia Eftekhar (pictured), CEO of Philips Professional Luminaires North America and a 40-year veteran of the lighting industry, will be inducted into the Lighting Hall... read more
Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at this summer’s Las Vegas Market, discussing the challenges of globalization and our growing interdependence in a talk sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas... read more

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