Kichler has launched a series of search-enabled online catalogs that allow showrooms and their customers to navigate pages and read descriptions just as they would in a print catalog. Users can search the catalogs, available... read more
Exclusive Lighting Solutions has launched a website ( as an information resource about Lutron brand lighting control systems. The California-based company provides installation and... read more
Tim Forbush (center) received Sea Gull Lighting’s Henry Siegel Award of Excellence at the company’s recent sales meeting. The annual award honors the sales representative who best exemplifies the company’s mission to serve... read more
Lighting by Gregory will host a designer night featuring Robert Sonneman on June 4, 5-8 p.m., at the New York City Bowery- based showroom. The evening kicks off a six-month series of designer-oriented events. Others... read more
In a ceremony on March 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Deparment of Energy (DOE) presented the 2009 Energy Star® Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions... read more
Liz Karl, Vice President of Full Spectrum Solutions, died March 31, 2009, after a valiant one-year battle with breast cancer. She was 31. In her 11 years with the firm, Karl contributed to its growth from a fledgling... read more
Retired Lightfair luminary Libby Morely will return to Lightfair Intl. this year to host the opening day festivities and to preside over a ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring the trade show’s 20th anniversary on Tuesday, May 5... read more
WAC Lighting provided lighting fixtures to Happy House, an emergency shelter supported by the New York Asian Women’s Center in New York City. The safe house offers Asian language, culture counseling and housing to help Asian... read more
Italian lighting manufacturer Foscarini has signed a four-year license agreement to develop and distribute a lighting line for Diesel, a clothing company turned lifestyle brand that focuses on the use of innovative materials... read more
Q: Randall, during the 18 years I have been an interior designer, I have attended dozens of your presentations—absolutely the best in humor and information. You are just a genius, and your accomplishments so impressive... read more
Light-emitting diode (LED) technology has steadily improved over the last few years, paving the way for the more widespread use of LEDs in residential applications. Though there are plenty of solid-state lighting products... read more
Q: Randall, with screw-in compact fluorescent bulbs expected to appeal to consumers, do the hardwired rules in California’s Title 24 seem off target? Available dimmable products require expensive fluorescent dimmers and more... read more
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., became a hub of environmentally friendly activity and education this October when 20 solar-powered houses were on display as part of the 2007 Solar Decathlon. This annual competition,... read more
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently launched two websites to spread the word about environmentally friendly building options and the organization’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes... read more
Replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs is no new concept. It is one of the biggest pushes of the green movement and perhaps one of the easiest practices to adopt. Some tout the wonders of CFLs so... read more
Crystal chandeliers have come a long way from the days as traditional, stately pieces only enjoyed in the most formal of spaces and positioned to impress guests in the dining room or the foyer. Crystal’s use in various... read more
Lighting designers, get ready to show off your stuff. It’s time to enter the annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition, organized by the American Lighting Association, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest... read more
Kevin Gauna, Project Engineer at the California Lighting Technology Center, breaks down the science behind solid-state light sources. Residential Lighting: What are LEDs? Kevin Guana: A light-emitting diode or an LED is a... read more
Residential Lighting: What is the difference between line voltage and low voltage? Meeker: Line voltage means that it’s running on the line voltage of the home without a transformer, which is 120 volts. It’s table lamps, and... read more
He likes sports; she likes romance. He wants a bar in the kitchen; she wants a breakfast nook where the kids can play — once they have kids. How do you design a home to appease both the yin and yang of a newly married couple... read more

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