Intertek Announces Scholarship and Internship Program

Intertek Announces Scholarship & Internship Program

Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Intertek, a global provider of quality and safety solutions for a wide range of industries, has unveiled a new internship and scholarship program open to undergraduate students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Intertek Scholarship Program will award five scholarships up to $10,000, paired with an internship at […]

Shades of Light Acquires Colonial Metalworks

Shades Of Light Acquires Colonial Metalcrafts

Richmond, Va.-based Shades of Light, the multi-channel lighting and home decor retailer, has acquired Colonial Metalcrafts, a manufacturer and retailer of hand-crafted custom lighting fixtures headquartered in the same city. Founded nearly 50 years ago, Colonial Metalcrafts has a long history of manufacturing its signature line of hand-crafted Colonial-inspired lighting products. The company is led […]

LED Taiwan to Co-Locate With Taiwan International Lighting Show in 2014

LED Taiwan to Co-Locate With Taiwan Int’l Lighting Show in 2014

Starting in 2014, LED Taiwan will co-locate with the Taiwan International Lighting Show, Taiwan’s largest solid-state lighting exhibition and conference. This new combination exhibition platform is expected to provide both attendees and exhibitors with a comprehensive view of solid-state lighting technology and products – from manufacturing to applications. The new co-located LED Taiwan (March 20-22) […]

SWITCH100 Receives ENERGY STAR Certification

SWITCH Lighting Receives ENERGY STAR Certification

The SWITCH100, from San Jose, Calif.-based SWITCH Lighting, is now ENERGY STAR-certified, making it eligible for price rebates offered by utility companies nationwide. The SWITCH100 is a 100 watt-equivalent LED replacement A-lamp. “Homeowners and commercial building customers are quickly recognizing the importance of using ENERGY STAR-certified appliances in their homes and other commercial properties,” says […]

ART Elects New Board of Directors

ART Elects New Board of Directors

Charlotte, N.C.-based Accessories resource Team, the creative home furnishings network, elected its Board of Directors on November 1. The new board members are: President: Mindy Lowack, Dallas Market CenterExecutive Vice President: Susan Andrulis, IMAXTreasurer: John Clements, BJ’s Home AccentsSecretary: Vanessa Turney, Light by Design The At-Large Members are:David Gebhart, Global ViewsLee Hershberg, IMCentersKellee Hollenback, The […]


Midwest-CBK Becomes Two Separate Divisions

Four years after giant holiday/seasonal resource Midwest joined forces with decorative accessories powerhouse CBK (forming the entity Midwest-CBK), the company has announced that the divisions will be separated going forward in a move that focuses on each company’s core strengths. The division now called Midwest Seasons-Tradition Reimagined will cover holiday and seasonal categories while CBK-Inspired […]

Lighting Solution Development Launches Motor Services to LED Lighting Manufacturers

Lighting Solution Development Launches Motor Services

Pittsburgh-based Lighting Solution Development has expanded its service offering by adding motor design engineering services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The new motor services are offered through a partnership with DNL Consulting, based in Baltimore. The new motor services include: Motor & Control Design Development From Concept Through Engineering Sample Release Motor & Control Performance Improvement […]


How to Win the Inventory Game

Some lighting retailers rely on Just in Time while others carry heavy inventory – choosing a method depends on your customers. The recent Recession forced many retailers to more closely examine who their customers are and how they buy. Even in the not-too-distant-to-be-forgotten boom years when stock turned over quickly, inventory was still a primary […]


Hinkley Lighting Raises Funds – Awareness Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cleveland-based Hinkley Lighting has supported a diverse group of charities that include the Embrace the Kids Foundation, Goombay Bash, Dwell with Dignity, and Susan G. Komen over the past several weeks. “Our attitude is always family first. We try to carry that philosophy through everything we do, by keeping [our theme] ‘Life Aglow’ and supporting […]

LEDTronics and Balboa Capital

Balboa Capital Offers Financing Programs for LEDtronics Customers

Balboa Capital, an independent provider of small business loans and lighting equipment vendor financing based in Irvine, Calif., has become a preferred financing resource for LEDtronics Inc., a supplier of LED lighting, LED lamps, clusters, and arrays. Through this relationship, Balboa Capital will develop financing programs for LEDtronics end-users across the country. “LEDtronics is a […]