A new model for buying and selling luxury home furnishings made its debut last month. offered an online peek of its products to approximately 2,000 trade professionals and will soon open to the general public,... read more
The inaugural InspireDesign show, which launched in February at World Market Center Las Vegas, was host to a new design awards competition, the “Design Excellence Awards,” presented by Interior Design magazine. The awards... read more
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York’s fourth annual special program on LED technology, LEDucation IV, offered key updates and glimpses into the future of LEDs, tailored specifically to the design and lighting... read more
Several of the winning entries in this year's Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition were commercial lighting products with strong crossover potential for the residential sector. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of... read more
At the January Dallas Market, Bulbrite presented its first Greener Solutions awards to one distributor and one sales agency for successfully communicating sustainable light source solutions to customers. The distributor... read more
An international group of companies from the lighting industry have joined forces to form Zhaga, an industry-wide cooperative with the goal of developing standard specifications for the interfaces of LED light engines. The... read more
The Lighting Research Center has selected Sara Nonaka, a graduate student pursuing her Master of Science in lighting at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, as the recipient of the Besal Lighting... read more
WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for home furnishings professionals, is accepting nominations for its annual WOW Awards. The peer-nominated recognition program honors the commitment, achievements,... read more
Preparations are in full swing for Light+Building 2010, a leading global trade fair for architecture and technology taking place April 11-16 in Frankfurt, Germany. Since it launched in 2000, the fair has carved out a... read more
Just 53 days after shocking the industry with news that it was filing for bankruptcy, Generation Brands offically completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 status on Jan. 26. The voluntary... read more
For 2010, the annual energy-efficient Lighting for Tomorrow competition will be considering lighting control devices in addition to its focus on solid-state lighting (SSL) fixtures and replacement lamps. This year’s... read more
In the aftermath of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti’s Port-au-Prince capital — and stunned the world — the lighting industry has mobilized to aid the island nation. From manufacturers to showrooms, stories... read more
In an effort to streamline energy efficiency requirements and clearly define expectations, the joint Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s (CEE) Commercial and Residential Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Committee has issued a... read more
Generation Brands announced on Jan. 15 that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has confirmed the company’s pre-packaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The court’s approval of the plan, which had received the strong support of the... read more
Independent ceiling fan and lighting distributor Litex Industries announced on Jan. 14 that it made a cash offer to Craftmade Intl. Inc.’s Board of Directors on Jan. 8 to acquire the company for $3.25 per share in cash. In a... read more
The winners of the 21st annual ARTS Awards were announced at a lavish ceremony on Jan. 16 during the Dallas Intl. Lighting and Total Home & Gift markets. About 550 guests attended the annual black-tie gala, which is... read more
Cutting-edge designs were celebrated with the announcement of the 2009 Good Design Winners, a prestigious global competition founded in 1950 that recognizes the best of design across several categories. Now in its 59th year... read more
As Sea Gull Lighting's parent company, Generation Brands, undergoes its restructuring, the manufacturer puts a fresh face forward with a new logo and catalog. Sea Gull Lighting has introduced a new logo treatment that... read more
Trends and business strategies will be key themes for this week’s Dallas Market. The Dallas Market Center released its lineup of keynote speakers for its Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 13-19), concurrent with the Jan. 14... read more
World Market Center Las Vegas recently announced new show dates that create two "mega markets" aimed at attracting a wider array of buyers to expand channels of distribution and increase sales for tenants. The new dates also... read more

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