NLB Launches 35th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program

Silver Spring, Md.-based National Lighting Bureau (NLB) has launched its 35th annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program, which is open to owners, architects, engineers, interior designers, facility and property managers, contractors, manufacturers’ reps, utility employees, and anyone else associated with a new or upgraded illumination system that provides at least some of the many benefits of […]

2014 Market Choice Awards

Market Choice Awards: Buyers Vote For The Best New Products

For the first time ever, lighting buyers attending the June International Lighting Market – held June 18-21 at the Dallas Market Center – will make their voices and preferences heard by voting on the product introduction they like most during the inaugural Market Choice Awards co-sponsored by enLIGHTenment Magazine and the Dallas Market Center (DMC). […]

Kenall Breaks Ground

Kenall Manufacturing Breaks Ground on New Facility

Gurnee, Ill.-based Kenall Manufacturing held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for its new state-of-the-art facility in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Designed by Partners in Design Architects and under construction with Alston Construction, the 354,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility will include state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for fabrication, finishing, and assembly, plus a certified UL testing facility, an interactive showroom, and a […]

IALD Welcomes New Members

IALD Welcomes New Professional Members

The Chicago-based International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has welcomed several new Professional-level members to its organization. IALD Professional membership is available to architectural lighting designers who have at least five years of experience in the field in the role of senior designer or above in an independent consulting practice. IALD members worldwide must meet […]

David Shiller and Gary Flamm Launch Educational Program

Lighting Veterans David Shiller & Gary Flamm Launch Educational Program

David Shiller – inventor of the GU24 self-ballasted lamp, recipient of the American Lighting Association’s (ALA) Pillar of the Industry Award in 2013, and founder of Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Lighting Solution Development – has teamed up with Gary Flamm, a former California regulator with the CA Energy Commission who helped write many of California’s most influential […]

HERA Lighting Adds Territory and Promotes Daniel Shaver

HERA Lighting Adds Territory, Promotes Daniel Shaver

Norcross, Ga.-based cabinet, furniture, and display lighting company Hera has established a new South Central sales region and appointed Daniel Shaver to Outside Sales Manager to handle that territory. Shaver has been with Hera Lighting for two years as Inside Sales for Canada and has been instrumental in growing the Canadian market. “Daniel has worked […]

Crystorama Inks Deal With Libby Langdon

Crystorama Inks Deal With Libby Langdon

Westbury, N.Y.-based lighting manufacturer Crystorama has announced a licensing partnership with interior designer Libby Langdon that will include multiple collections reflecting Langdon’s updated traditional design aesthetic. Launched in spring 2014, the Libby Langdon Collection for Crystorama includes chandeliers, sconces, plus ceiling-mount fixtures and will be on display in the company’s Dallas showroom (3503 TM) during […]

Generation Brands Promotes Joe Higgins and Josh Weiss

Generation Brands Promotes Joe Higgins & Josh Weiss

Skokie, Ill.-based Generation Brands – the parent company to Feiss, Monte Carlo Fans, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting, and Tech Lighting – has promoted Joe Higgins to Chairman of the Board, while Josh Weiss will take over Higgins’ current post as CEO. These changes will be effective as of June 1. Joe Higgins, Generation Brands […]

Thumprints Joins Framburg Family of Companies

Thumprints Joins American Lighting Brands Family

The recent 2014 ARTS Award Finalist in the Portable Lamps category, Little Rock, Ark.-based Thumprints is the newest company to join the fold at American Lighting Brands, the Chicago-based parent company of Framburg, Arroyo Craftsman, House of Troy, and G. Scatchard. Malcolm Tripp, president/owner of American Lighting Brands, has a solid reputation for assisting small […]

Lighting Solution Development President David Shiller

The End Of Residential Lighting Utility Rebates?

For a long time, we’ve known that the lighting markets would crash in 10 years, due to the long life of LEDs. 10 years seemed a long way off. However, when I reviewed the ENERGY STAR Roadmapping presentations by the utilities, I see there is an equally large disruption coming in the next 5 years……the […]