Alico joins ELK Group

ALICO Joins ELK Group, Brings LED Focus

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

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

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

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 […]

ASFD Rebranding

ASFD Rebranding Deemed A Success

High Point, N.C.-based American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) reports that its new initiative of rebranding has been a big success. “We have had many changes over the last 18 months,” states John Conrad, executive director of ASFD. “We launched our new positioning – Touching Lives By Design – a new logo, a Web site […]

National Ceiling Fan Day

Ceiling Fan Manufacturers Join Forces, Raise Awareness for National Ceiling Fan Day

Zionsville, Ind.-based Fanimation has partnered with ceiling fan manufacturers nationwide and the American Lighting Association (ALA) to launch the second annual National Ceiling Fan Day on September 18 with the theme “Swap Your Existing Fan for a Newer, More Efficient Model.” The purpose of National Ceiling Fan Day is to educate the public about the […]

Nikki Chu Home For IMAX Products Featured On Lifetime

Nikki Chu Home For IMAX Products Featured On Lifetime®

Products from IMAX Corporation’s latest designer collaboration with home and sanctuary guru Nikki Chu will be showcased on a new primetime TV series from the Lifetime® network called Girlfriend Intervention, an unscripted makeover series where each week four experts -Nikki Chu, beauty pro Tracy Balan, style and fashion maven Tiffiny Dixon, and soul coach Tanisha […]

Osram Sylvania To Relocate Headquarters

OSRAM SYLVANIA To Relocate Headquarters

Danvers, Mass.-based OSRAM SYLVANIA will be moving its headquarters from Danvers to Wilmington, Massachusetts. The new location will be within the technology corridor and is being designed as a dynamic workplace that will cultivate an energizing environment for fostering innovation, focus, customer experience, and learning. “This move is essential to building a more agile and […]


Snap Retail Places In Top 25 Of Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest-Growing Firms

Pittsburgh-based SaaS (software-as-a-service) marketing automation start-up SnapRetail has earned a spot in the top 25 of the Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies as a result of 125.9 percent revenue growth between 2011 and 2013. The company placed second in its specific category and 23rd overall as announced by the Pittsburgh Business Times at an awards ceremony […]

Civilight Ready for North American Market

After a soft introduction during this year’s Lightfair International in Las Vegas, Civilight North America has officially announced its entry into the LED lighting category with indoor LED lamps for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The Cary, N.C.-based company focuses solely on LED products and offers a complete line of indoor LED lamps, with three […]