Philips Electronics made history last year by submitting the first entry — an LED replacement bulb (shown here) for common 60W incandescent lamps — in the L Prize competition. It is now nearing completion of the first stage... read more
American Fluorescent announced the hire of two new employees, Jeff Nepsa and Mark Phillips. Nepsa is joining the company as Commercial Sales Manager for the western United States, and Phillips is the Commercial Market... read more
WAC Lighting co-founder and Vice President Tai Wang received the 2010 Innovative Leadership Award from the LaGuardia Community College Foundation on June 1. The award distinguishes those who have made significant... read more
Fanimation, a manufacturer of ceiling fans based in Zionsville, IN, opened a new West Coast distribution center in early June with the goal of better serving customers. The facility, located in Azusa, CA, allows the company... read more
Capitol Lighting, an 86-year-old lighting retailer with nine locations throughout New Jersey and Florida, is giving consumers something to sing about. The company announced a jingle contest in early spring, challenging... read more
On the heels of winning the Lightfair Intl. 2010 “Innovative Product of the Year” award for its Helieon Sustainable Light Module (shown here), Molex Inc. recently announced that it will be licensing its Helieon interconnect... read more
The Uttermost Co. will be giving away three iPads as part of its launch into social media. This giveaway is part of the company’s “New Product Ideas” contest, where retailers and designers are invited to share suggestions... read more
Industry veteran John Wratten died in early May from post-surgical complications at the age of 62. Wratten’s career spanned across the electrical distribution business in Alaska to a lighting showroom in Seattle to Homestead... read more
Attention home accessories and home furnishings professionals: A new "power couple" has emerged. The Home Furnishings Independents Assn (HFIA) and the Accessories Resource Team (ART) recently announced a new relationship in... read more
Three envelope-pushing residential projects were selected as winners in the 33rd annual Cooper Lighting SOURCE Awards, a national lighting design competition that celebrates lighting’s role as a primary element in design.... read more
One of the largest contemporary lighting showrooms in North America, Lightology, has launched an exciting new design competition, named Design With Light 2010, open to seasoned and novice designers alike. The retailer is... read more
The Lightfair Intl. (LFI) 2010 Innovation Award winners, celebrating innovative product design and technology, were recognized during a special ceremony May 12 during the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The awards... read more
The "little fundraiser-that-could" — also known as the Goombay Bash — is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary with its Aug. 7, 2010, edition and plans are in full swing to take this year’s milestone event to the next... read more
Gross Electric, based in Toledo, OH, celebrated its 100th anniversary on April 27. The event marks a major milestone for the third-generation family business.   As part of its anniversary, Gross Electric organized a... read more
The lucky finalists of the groundbreaking Showroom of the Year Awards, sponsored by Residential Lighting and the Dallas Market Center, have been announced. One Showroom of the Year Award in each of three dollar-volume... read more
Pennsylvania-based Lutron Electronics donated artifacts representing its 50-year history to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on April 29. The donation included an early version of the original solid-... read more
Since its inception, the Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany, has served as the launching pad for future lighting technology and innovation in the global arena, offering an enticing peek of what’s to come for both... read more
World Market Center Las Vegas (WMC) recently announced the appointment of Ron Radin (pictured) to the newly created position of Business Development for Lighting. Radin publishes custom magazines for lighting retailers... read more
Pacific Coast Lighting recently announced the expansion of its National Geographic Home Collection to include exterior fixtures. The National Geographic Outdoor Lighting Collection is a line of energy-efficient lighting for... read more
Mario Industries has joined the Ernest Hemingway Collection of furniture and home accents as a new lighting licensee. The third-generation, family owned lighting company debuted 17 new floor and table lamps and sconces for... read more

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