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Shades of Light has acquired Colonial Metalcrafts, a Richmond, VA-based manufacturer and retailer of handcrafted custom lighting fixtures. Colonial Metalcrafts, founded nearly 50 years ago, has a long history of... read more
Pantone announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014. “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth,... read more
Influencer marketing utilizes the power of individual authorities within a segment to increase brand awareness and build relationships with consumers. This still-forming type of marketing thrives on social media, where well-... read more
Arteriors announced its latest guest designer collaboration with renowned LA-based interior designer Windsor Smith. The Windsor Smith Collection will be introduced at the 2015 Spring High Point Market and will reflect a... read more
GE Lighting is now accepting entries for its 31st annual GE Edison Award competition, recognizing excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ the significant use of GE Lighting products, including,... read more
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) has hired Carl Davis Jr. to lead the organization’s development efforts in 2014. As Development Officer, a new position for the non-profit organization, Davis will work with the SFC... read more
Neda Farzan, daughter of Nora LIghting founders Fred and Jilla Farzan, has joined the company as a business development analyst. She is currently completing a rotational program in all Nora Lighting departments to gain... read more
MaxLite appointed Bryan Warner to Senior Director of Sales, National Accounts and OEM commercial. Warner will report directly to Executive Vice President Thomas Rhee and work closely with Chris Primous, MaxLite’s Vice... read more
Pace Lighting has promoted Lisa Dixon to General Manager and Lindsay Williams to Showroom Manager. Dixon has been the Showroom Manager since late 2010 and now, as General Manager, she will oversee all day-to-day operations... read more
The final stage of EISA, which will eliminate production of traditional 60W and 40W incandescents beginning Jan. 1, 2014, is quickly approaching. Although we’ve been through these phase-outs twice before, this one will be... read more
Critically acclaimed interior designer and author Barbara Barry will be honored as the 2014 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market, Jan. 26-30, 2014. Barbara Barry is among the world’s most prominent and talented... read more
Two more interface specifications for LED light engines have been published by the Zhaga Consortium. Zhaga is an international organization that is enabling the interchangeability of LED light sources made by different... read more
ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network, announced that effective Nov. 1, 2013, the newly elected board of directors took over governance of the home accents industry association. The new board members are: Officers... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Board of Governors voted unanimously to name Eric Jacobson, current ALA Vice President of Membership Development Services and Administration, as the next president of the association,... read more
Emporium Home of Little Rock, AR, an emerging resource for high-style home furnishings, will receive the Rising Star Award at the 25th Annual ARTS Awards on Sat., Jan. 18, 2014, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel during the Winter... read more
To help bolster customer support in the western region of the United States, MaxLite appointed Bill Larkin as West Coast Production and Warranty Manager. Larkin will report directly to Zenny Haczyk, Director of Global... read more
Orbit Industries has promoted Aaron Jacobs to the new position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jacobs, who joined Orbit in 2002, has held a range of sales positions at the Los Angeles-based electrical products... read more
Nora Lighting has expanded its commercial sales activities in Canada with the appointment of Lumigroup of Montreal. Lumigroup will oversee Nora Lighting commercial accounts throughout the province of Quebec. Jean-Claude... read more
Architect, lighting designer and founder of DPA Lighting Consultants (formerly known as Derek Phillips Assoc.) Derek Phillips died Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013, in the UK at age 90. Phillips pioneered the discipline of independent... read more
To meet the rapidly changing needs of customers and other lighting professionals that work in the field, MaxLite® has launched an easy-to-navigate mobile website that dynamically displays data sheets, images and information... read more

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