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
A designer, energy-efficient light bulb beat out over 90 entries including Rock Band 3 and Apple’s iPad to be named the 2011 Brit Insurance Design of the Year, London’s Design Museum announced recently. The Plumen 001 bulb,... read more
A recent survey shows more consumers now recognize the Energy Star® label and associate it with energy savings. According to a survey done by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection... read more
Wildwood Lamps recently agreed to manufacture the Chelsea House line of home furnishings as well as the Frederick Cooper line of high-end lighting. Under the agreement with Chelsea House, Wildwood will manufacture and... read more
As those of us getting ready for the High Point Market start the final phase of training for our merchandise marathon, I want to make sure one event in particular ends up on your show agenda. The Accessories Resource Team (... read more
High-end furniture retailer Robb & Stucky has started liquidating its inventory following a Chapter 11 filing last month, according to Home Furnishings News. The retailer, which is valued at approximately $90 million,... read more
Judges recognized 42 commercial LED lighting products, including several with potential residential applications, in the third annual Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition last month during the... read more
Morlee Lampshade Co. and Szoke Co. recently announced that they have reached a merger agreement. The company will still be called Morlee but will incorporate the Szoke line of product. Owner Jean Paul Szoke has decided to... read more
Maryrose Sylvester (pictured) has been named the new President and CEO of GE Lighting, taking over for Michael Petras, who is leaving the company. Sylvester has worked at GE for 23 years, including 14 at GE Lighting. Most... read more
Some recent reports from my friends at point to the fact that potentially inaccurate figures may be sending the wrong signals about the severity of the housing crisis. A Feb. 22 article in The Wall Street... read more

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