Known for his exuberant personality and knack for spinning stories, beloved Florida sales representative Henry Guerra died on Sept. 29 at the age of 65. The industry veteran, based in Brandon, FL, was born on July 15, 1944,... read more
Two powerhouses in the lighting industry — Philips Lighting. and Acuity Brands Inc. — have entered into a license agreement aimed at offering new LED lighting solutions to the market. Per the agreement, Philips will welcome... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) will soon be home to a new annual trade event launching June 24-27: the Dallas Hospitality & Contract Design Show. According to a DMC release, the new event was created as a response to the... read more
Dave Carr, founder of Del Mar Lighting, a high-end lighting design firm, will unveil an all-new, 3,000-square-foot showroom — an expansion of its former showroom in the same Orange County location — featuring hundreds of... read more
Uttermost has once again expanded its High Point showroom, now boasting almost 19,000 square feet of space to display its selection of mirrors, art, lighting, accessories, botanicals and accent furniture. The manufacturer’s... read more
It’s only been six months since Colonial Electric Supply, the parent company of Bright Light Design Center, acquired Annapolis Lighting Co.but changes are already in full swing. The sale marks the Pennsylvania-based Colonial... read more
Kenroy Home's acquisition of Illinois-based TruHome USA — which focuses on specialty home furnishing retailers — in August has opened up new business channels for the two industry brands. Coming less than 18 months... read more
At the Annual Banquet during the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Susan Solomon-Auerbach became the 21st inductee into the Lighting Hall of Fame and the second woman to achieve the honor. The... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) bestowed its highest honors to three industry leaders at its annual conference at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. The Pillar of the Industry awards are presented each year to... read more
California Energy Commissioner Julia Levin kicked off the 2009 Lighting for Tomorrow awards presentation with a timely question: “How many lighting designers does it take to change the world?” Winners of this year’s... read more
Residential Lighting Publisher/Editorial Director Laura Van Zeyl (left) presented the 13th annual Residential Lighting Industry Leadership Award to WAC President Shelley Wang during a Sept. 14 lunch session at the American... read more
As if a brand new showroom were not enough, Shady Lady will also be debuting two new licenses with Jane Seymour Designs and Michael Payne Home Collection (lamp shown) at the upcoming High Point Market. The new space is... read more
Phil Alexander is Satco’s new Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest, replacing Dan Webb, a sales veteran who retired after 20 years with the company. Alexander has been in the lighting business in the northwest... read more
The ninth annual Goombay Bash, hosted by Hortons Home Lighting and its H Foundation, brought 1,100 attendees to the Grand Ballroom at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Aug. 8. The casual, Caribbean-themed event raised $450,000 for... read more
ELK Lighting has announced that it will celebrate the debut of its new Dimond portable lamp division by giving away diamond necklaces at upcoming shows. The new line centers around table and floor lamps with traditional to... read more
Organizers of the Intl. Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show have announced finalists for the 2009 Gold Key Awards, as well as recipients for this year's Designer of the Year and Icon of Industry awards, which will also be... read more
The National Home Furnishings Assn.’s (NHFA) new consumer Web site,, is scheduled to go live on Oct. 15. The site, part of a national marketing program, is described as a fashionable and stylish, easy-to... read more
The 2009 ALA Annual Conference has not been affected by the recent series of wildfires blazing through the Los Angeles area in Southern California, according to a recent e-mail sent by the American Lighting Assn. to its... read more
The same market that had Rod Stewart headline the opening of its third and most recent building follows up that act with another free concert for its first September show. "King of Cool" Brian Setzer will perform at World... read more
The lighting industry has its collective gaze fixed on California, which has proven to be a bellwether state in terms of energy legislation. On Jan. 1, 2010, the recently adopted California Title 20 requirements for lamps... read more

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