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For the long list of lighting manufacturers scheduled to relocate their showrooms to the Dallas Market Center’s Trade Mart expansion, this month’s June market marks the beginning of the end—an end to cramped space and... read more
Members of the American Lighting Assn.’s Political Action Committee met with legislators during the organization’s annual lobbying mission to Washington, D.C., last month, May 3-4. During the two days of back-to-back... read more
The American Lighting Assn.’s Lighting Your Life brochure is the last (but not least) in a long line of ALA literature to be treated to a much-needed makeover. ALA Consulting Director of Education Joe Rey-Barreau led the... read more
Milestone birthdays mandate mega celebrations, but Cooper Lighting’s Halo brand has opted to pass up the gala anniversary parties in favor of a quieter kind of commemoration. The company, which celebrates its 50th... read more
Robert G. Davis, a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and Senior Instructor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will join American Lighting Assn.'s (ALA) team of... read more
This month, more than 100,000 visitors from around the world will descend upon Frankfurt, Germany, for Light+Building, a biennial international trade show that targets the lighting, electrical engineering and building... read more
Upon hearing his customer's name called as the winner of the American Lighting Assn.'s second annual $10,000 Home Lighting Makeover Sweepstakes, Connecticut Lighting's Dave Director let out a cheer that almost drowned out... read more
Schonbek Worldwide Lighting picked up the prize for Lighting Fixtures Manufacturer of the Year at the 17th annual ARTS Awards, a sequined-studded gala event held Saturday night at the Dallas Market Center during the January... read more
If you don’t meet her from behind the lens at the Dallas Market or ALA’s annual conference, you might meet ALA Communications Manager Leslie Ellis when she comes knocking at your showroom door soliciting story ideas for the... read more
Sea Gull Lighting and Murray Feiss rocked the lighting industry late last fall when they announced plans to combine forces under a newly formed holding company, Quality Home Brands. But just as the paint was beginning... read more
Judy Anderson’s career in the lighting industry has been marked with firsts—the first female President of the show-room division for the American Lighting Assn.’s predecessor, the American Home Lighting Institute; first... read more
Weston from Lithonia LightingThanks to programs like LFT, energy-efficient options are more visible in the marketplace than ever before. Offering a more transitional look, Lithonia’s Weston is available as a pendant, post... read more
Aria from American FluorescentThis year, competition veteran American Fluorescent tied with Lithonia Lighting for most LFT 2006 wins. One of American Fluorescent's five victorious designs, sleek, sophisticated Aria is... read more
Noticeably absent from this June’s Dallas Market, Lighting One, the largest cooperative of specialty lighting showrooms, traded the summer edition of its biannual convention at the Dallas Market Center for the opportunity to... read more
The iconic image of the kitchen as Mom’s domain, where she disappeared for an hour or so to prepare a homemade feast for the family, is now quite archaic. Kitchens are undeniably the hub of the 21st Century home—a place to... read more
On the heels of successful celebrity-branded collections by Oscar de la Renta, Doug Wilson and Candice Olson, high-profile licensing agreements have exploded onto the lighting scene in recent years, with manufacturers and... read more
Sweetened by the promise of big payoffs, Elvis impersonators and 24-hour buffets, the 2006 American Lighting Assn. Conference invitation enticed industry folks to gather for a few days of accolades and agendas, education and... read more
The American Lighting Assn.’s January Dallas Market lineup of educational offerings will be held in the ALA Seminar/Meeting Center(WTC 345). To register or for more information, contact Nicole Juneau at (800) 605-4448.... read more
Since its inception one year ago, the Certified Lighting Manufacturers Representative (CLMR) program, administered by the American Lighting Assn., has grown to include a total of seven sales representatives.  “The... read more
Al Thomas, CLC, of Seattle Lighting Thomas: I view the kitchen as one of the hardest areas to light because the design approach must fulfill two needs: It must fulfill a functional need to provide adequate light for... read more

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