At this year’s American Lighting Association Conference in Washington, D.C., American Lighting Association President and CEO Dick Upton, American Lighting Association Director of Technology Terry McGowan and countless... read more
When a new line of high-fashion cooker hoods goes on sale this month from Italy's Faber Spa, one thing you won’t see are the ubiquitous halogen bulbs that have traditionally been used in kitchen appliances.Faber, which has... read more
In a tough economy, grand plans can take the back seat to more sensible home improvements -- just ask Angelo Surmelis. As the celebrity designer behind Los Angeles’ Swell Space and the host of HGTV’s new program, “Rate My... read more
As manufacturers rush to optimize LED lighting for use in traditional home applications -- recessed downlights, for example, or desk lamps -- it's important to remember that the unique technical properties of LEDs make them... read more
Last month, Tustin, CA-based Permlight Products Inc. formally launched Brillia, a new division designed to work with lighting manufacturers to bring new solid-state lighting (SSL) concepts to market.The announcement caps off... read more
Renowned Spanish industrial designer Jorge Pensi has designed his first product for a U.S. company, a ceiling fan for the Modern Fan Company.The fan, which debuted on Sept. 10, is made up of a group of simple cylinders that... read more
Hubbardton Forge won the top award for design achievement in lighting at this year’s Pinnacle Awards.The awards are presented by the American Society of Furniture Designers and given out annually during the Fall High Point... read more
In October, community leaders and executives with Leviton Manufacturing Co. hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lebanon, TN, for the firm’s new 450,000-square-foot automated distribution facility, scheduled to open for... read more
Besa Lighting has relaunched its website,, to showcase its fast-growing portfolio of lighting products.Interactivity is the key to the redesign, according to Besa representatives. The new portal features Web... 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
The Dallas Market Center has promoted Cherie R. Marcum to Vice President of Finance.Marcum joined the Dallas Market Center last year and has been overseeing the finance department as the financial controller. As Vice... read more

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