Meet the ALA 2014 Pillars of the Industry

Meet the 2014ALA Pillars of Industry

During the official ceremony at this month’s ALA Conference, the recipients will talk about their backgrounds in the industry, but we took a fun approach to revealing what you don’t know about this year’s honorees. The Pillar of the Industry awards recognize three ALA members – one for each category served by the ALA (manufacturers’ […]

Winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow 2014 Awards Announced at ALA Conference

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Lighting for Tomorrow 2014 Winners Announced! On September 16, at one of the most highly attended conferences of the American Lighting Association (ALA) – held this year in Nashville – the names of the winning companies and their respective energy-saving products were revealed during a special ceremony. The annual Lighting for Tomorrow design competition challenges […]

Special Edition Series From Hubbardton Forge Unveiled at ALA

Hubbardton Forge Unveils Designer Portables

In honor of Castleton, Vt.-based Hubbardton Forge’s 40th anniversary, the company will be showcasing its three “Designer Edition” portable lamps at the ALA Conference to celebrate the firm’s four decades of design. The new lamps are available for shipment in September. Each designer – David Kitts, David Martin, and Zach Pyle – was tasked to […]

Nashville Star – Hermitage Lighting Gallery

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A weekly game of Pinochle, the advent of the hot plate, and the growing availability of other household appliances all played a role in Hermitage Lighting Gallery’s 70-year history.  There are several unique things that can only be found in Nashville – the Grand Ole Opry, the Parthenon, and Hermitage Lighting Gallery – and each […]

ALICO Joins ELK Group, Brings LED Focus

Alico joins ELK Group

Nesquehoning, Pa.-based ELK Group International has purchased certain assets of Toronto-based Alico Lighting. The acquisition, accomplished through ELK’s sister corporation LED Lighting North America Inc., was finalized on August 28, 2014. Alico’s exclusive Zee-Led™ of LED lighting systems will be a core focus for the combined entity. Alico – renowned for its proprietary LED technology […]

A New Era Begins – ALA Leadership Transition

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In his last few months as President and CEO of ALA, Dick Upton reflects on his tenure at ALA plus the  challenges the lighting industry has faced — and overcome. If it weren’t for a chance meeting with a man who was involved with the National Chamber of Commerce, Dick Upton might have become a […]

Inventor Debuts New Energy-Saving Light Bulb — And No, It’s Not LED

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As a high school student, entrepreneur John Goscha invented his first product – adjustable weight golf clubs using silicon fibers and lightweight aluminum instead of titanium – in the family garage and formed his first company, Goscha Golf. In college, he came up with the concept for IdeaPaint (a roller-applied paint that transforms any smooth surface […]

Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair Continues to Grow, Expects to Break Records in October

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The 16th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will take place October 27-30 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Last year, the four-day event attracted 2,360 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions and produced a strong visitor turn-out, with more than 38,000 buyers from 144 countries and regions […]