The seventh annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) solid-state lighting design competition has recognized 28 commercial LED indoor and outdoor lighting products for excellence. The winners were announced at 2015 Lightfair®... read more
Senior management changes have been made at Westinghouse Lighting to support the growth of the company’s U.S. and international sales activity. Carl Thon moved into the position of Senior Vice President-Corporate Strategy... read more
The Department of Energy announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development and U.S. manufacturing. The projects... read more
Applications are now being accepted for the first international evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design, the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD). The certification process, governed by the Certified... read more
Finalists for the sixth annual Showroom of the Year Awards have been announced. The awards, which honor top lighting retailers, are presented by Residential Lighting magazine and the Dallas Market Center, which hosts the... read more
Phil Alexander, past President of Progress Lighting and top executive at Kichler Lighting, died Sunday, April 26 at the age of 79. Alexander began his lighting career working as a commercial lighting manufacturer's... read more
As voting is underway to determine the Social Media Star winner among our 2015 Showroom of the Year finalists (visit our Facebook page for more info), we took a look at how these leading retailers are using social media... read more
Libby Langdon
Interior designer, author and makeover television personality Libby Langdon is partnering with Bradburn Gallery to introduce her first collection of lamps, accessories and accent furniture set to launch at High Point... read more
Lighting retailer Lamps Plus announced a partnership with production company Fascination Entertainment to serve as the exclusive lighting and furnishings sponsor for the upcoming "Next Home" television series airing on PBS.... read more
Cindy Morris
Dallas Market Center and owners Crow Holdings have announced that Cindy Morris has been named President and CEO of Dallas Market Center (DMC). “I am honored to have been offered this opportunity to lead a strong company with... read more
Gross Electric Inc. is celebrating its 105th anniversary. The third-generation, family-owned and -operated business will hold a product expo for contractors, builders, designers and architects on Tuesday, April 28, from 11 a... read more
Monika Shugan, Hera Lighting
Due to its expanding business in Canada, Hera Lighting has added a second territory and hired Mokina Shugan as the Regional Sales Manager-Ontario. Shugan has worked in the technology and electronics industry for more than 10... read more
Philips has announced its plan to sell a majority of its LED components and auto-lighting business to GO Scale Capital. The company, which is transitioning away from manufacturing into services, will now focus on expanding... read more
Metro Lighting Show Me LED event
Representatives from leading LED manufacturers were on hand to educate attendees at the fourth annual Show Me LED event hosted by Metro Lighting. Approximately 250 contractors, electricians, designers and others attended the... read more
Jerald Castaneda
Jerald Castaneda joins Progress Lighting as Director of Business Development, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the homebuilding industry. In his role, Castaneda will be responsible for developing new... read more
Joel Spira, Lutron Electronics
Joel Spira, Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. Chairman, founder and Director of Research, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joel’s wife Ruth and his entire family," said Michael Pessina,... read more
Metro Lighting Energy Star Partner of the Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have named six lighting companies among the 128 organizations to receive a 2015 Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award. The lighting... read more
Barn Light Electric
Barn Light Electric was awarded a Business of the Year accolade in the Large Business category during the inaugural Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards in Central Florida. The Brevard County lighting manufacturer... read more
Dallas Market Center and ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network announced the call for nominations for the 27th Annual ARTS Awards. The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market... read more
In early March, Internet circles were abuzz with the news of a just-introduced product from Google called Photos and Streams, which splits up the central feed and photo elements of Google+. Beyond speculation of what the new... read more

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