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WAC Lighting, Landscape Lighting Summit
WAC Lighting hosted its first Landscape Lighting Summit on November 4 and 5. The event, which included landscape contractors and other industry professionals, was held at the company’s headquarters in Port Washington, NY. “... read more
Lightfair International (LFI) has announced an all new conference curriculum for its 2017 event. The conference program will feature new speakers, keynotes and education sessions. Two forums will be the highlight of the... read more
Matthews Fan Co., Flooding Relief, Denham Springs, Louisiana
Matthews Fan Co. employees donated fans to those affected by the flooding in Louisiana that occurred during the summer. Those who were affected include residents of the Baton Rouge and Denham Springs areas, and the South... read more
Pantone announced its 2017 Color of the Year today: Pantone 15-0343 Greenery. A shade described as "refreshing and revitalizing," Greenery symbolizes new beginnings. The color embodies the first days of spring with hues of... read more
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2017.   This 38-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the... read more
The Department of Energy (DOE) has released a final rule on conservation standards for ceiling fans. The final analysis determined that trial standard level four would achieve the greatest amount of energy efficiency in the... read more
The call for entries and nominations for the eighth annual Showroom of the Year Awards is now open. Honoring exceptional lighting retailers, the awards are presented by Lighting & Decor and Residential Lighting magazines... read more
Albert Kaliel, Adesso Home, Executive Vice President
Albert Kaliel has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Adesso. “Adesso is a special workplace. Not only do we design, manufacture and distribute innovative and quality home décor products, we take pride in our unique... read more
Dallas Market Center (DMC) and ART - The Creative Home Furnishings Network announced the list of the 17 presenters for the 28th annual ARTS Awards. “Many of the most creative and talented leaders in the business will help... read more
More than 180 people attended the 11th annual Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Technology (SSL) Development Workshop, held November 16 through 17 in Denver. Throughout the two-day event, speakers addressed... read more
Vernon Nagel, Acuity Brands, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016
Vernon Nagel, CEO of Acuity Brands, was honored with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 National Award in the Distribution and Manufacturing category. "I am honored to receive this award on behalf of the 12,000 associates... read more
Derrick Ricketts, Dallas Market Center
Derrick Ricketts has joined the Dallas Market Center (DMC) team as Vice President of Leasing, Home and Design. The home décor industry veteran will be responsible for the strategic merchandising and leasing of the home décor... read more
As of November 30, GE Lighting will no longer be a part of the Asia and Latin America Markets. The company’s revenue from Asia contributes to less than 18 percent, with China contributing 8 percent. With the U.S. market... read more
Crystorama, Food Drive, Island Harvest
Crystorama employees donated canned and packaged food, including vegetables, soup and pasta to Island Harvest in Bethpage, NY, a local relief organization, which supports needy families and individuals throughout Long Island... read more
ELK Group Intl. purchased Xync Brands, a kitchen and bath manufacturer located in Roswell, GA. “This partnership will allow us to leverage our combined design team and marketing resources to launch new and exciting products... read more
Kichler has recalled its Krystal Ice ceiling fixture and Aztec nine-light chandeliers. The 40W halogen bulbs sold with the Krystal Ice ceiling fixtures burn too hot for the electrical supply wires in the ceiling, posing... read more
Luna, Crystorama, Hi Sugarplum!
Currently in its 10th season, The One Room Challenge is a biannual event that takes place every April and October, challenging designers and design bloggers to transform a space in six weeks. Twenty design bloggers document... read more
Spectrum, Dallas Market Center, Lightovation
Dallas Market Center is expanded its shared Spectrum showroom in Trade Mart 4432. The expansion will debut at the winter edition of Lightovation, the Dallas Intl. Lighting Show — Jan. 18-22, 2017. “Spectrum has served as a... read more
Joel Spira, Lutron, CT Hall of Fame, CTA
The late Joel Spira, the inventor of the dimmer and founder of Lutron Electronics was inducted into the Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame for his contributions to the home automation industry on November 9 in New York.... read more
Eric Borden, Kichler, Pathfinder Coaching and Guidance
Eric Borden, Director of Business Development for Kichler, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. “I am at a point in life where I feel compelled to share my personal experiences with the goal to assist multi-... read more

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