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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
Score one more point for LED lighting. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently conducted a real-world experiment comparing LED lighting to incandescent and halogen lighting in two homes in Eugene, OR, and... read more
Seattle-based Vu1 Corp. has become an affiliate member of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), a research organization that supports the development of energy-efficient lighting. The firm joins more than 35... read more
Rob Henry has been named President of Casablanca Fan Company. Henry joined the company in 1995 as National Accounts Manager and was named Vice President of Field Sales in 2004.Casablanca also promoted the following... read more
W.A.C. Lighting's on-site testing facility at its manufacturing campus in China has received certification from Underwriters Laboratory Inc. (UL). This will enable W.A.C. engineers to test and certify new products without... read more
These days, homeowners are clamoring for pendants that hang from the ceiling, moody undercabinet lighting, recessed lighting and outdoor path lights that illuminate the edge of the front walk.Of course, none of those... read more

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