Trevor Shaw NICOR
NICOR Inc. has hired Trevor Shaw as an SSL engineering team member to help with the development of new LED lighting solutions. Shaw has been an engineer for 13 years, five of which were directly related to LED lighting while... read more
law bill legislation
With a vote on Jan. 1, 2013, Congress approved the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama the following day. The measure maintains many of the tax cuts established by... read more
Board members from the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA), Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) and Home Furnishings Independents Association (HFIA) completed voting on Jan. 2 to approve the merger of the... read more
Entries are now being accepted for the fourth annual Showroom of the Year competition, hosted by Residential Lighting and the Dallas Market Center. The awards recognize excellence among lighting showrooms and will be handed... read more
Satco Products Inc. has donated more than $25,000 to three local Long Island charities following Superstorm Sandy. The fund drive began soon after the storm hit and a full picture of the destruction was realized. “The... read more
Agostino Renna
GE Lighting announced that Agostino Renna has been named President and CEO of GE Lighting Europe, Middle East and Africa effective immediately. Renna, who will report to GE Lighting President and CEO Maryrose Sylvester,... read more
robotic desk lamp
Fabian Gerlinghaus, a German engineering student, developed a robotic desk lamp that is capable of expressing emotions by means of its body language and can track objects and faces with an integrated webcam. In cooperation... read more
Four new sessions addressing financing, mergers and acquisitions, industry trends and social media strategies have been added to the eight-session slate that will be presented at International Market Center’s inaugural Gift... read more
In September 2012, Philips announced it would rationalize its industrial footprint as an important part of its plan to accelerate operational efficiency.   As a result of this program, the company has decided to... read more
Lightfair® Intl. (LFI®) will expand its product presentation and increase its scale in 2013 with the addition of two high-profile categories occupying newly added Hall F space in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center... read more
GuildMaster Inc. has filed suit in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri for the return of 5,150 lamps manufactured and shipped a year ago. The federal indictment calls for forfeiture and destruction of... read more
The Eva Zeisel Collection for Leucos is now available. The collection is the last design project Zeisel worked on with her own hands before passing away at 105 years old, and also her only lighting collection on the market.... read more
Hera Lighting announced a partnership with the international manufacturer of European-designed and -engineered cabinets, Hans Krug. Hera will now be the exclusive lighting provider for Hans Krug kitchens and cabinetry. Hans... read more
EYE Lighting Intl., a manufacturer of lamps, luminaires and related lighting products, has added David Cook as the new Northwest District Sales Manager and Louis Woike, PE as District Sales Manager, Lamp-Southeast. In his... read more
WAC Lighting is working with local organizations to provide relief to help victims of Storm Sandy in the New York metropolitan area. “We have established a grassroots program to encourage industry friends and employees to... read more
pantone emerald 17-5641
Pantone has announced its 2013 color of the year: Emerald 17-5641. Described as a “lively, radiant, lush green,” jewel-toned emerald promotes balance and harmony. Emerald is a great color for home accessories, and color... read more
The 2013 Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Indoor Design Competition has officially launched. Written Intents to Submit are due by Jan. 18, 2013, and must be submitted online at Physical product... read more
Peggy Traub Adesso
Margaret Traub, CEO and president of Adesso® Inc., will be honored with the Founders/Lifetime Achievement Award from WithIt during the 2013 WOW Awards dinner and ceremony. The event will take place Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at... read more
light bulb led
The second phase of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which Congress passed to encourage the use of more efficient bulbs nationwide, will be effective on Jan. 1, 2013. Starting that day, 75W... read more
Kichler launched of a new brand and business unit, élan, that offers contemporary European styling to address growing consumer interest in modern interiors and furnishings. Taking its inspiration from the best of... read more

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