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 […]

Meletio Lighting and Electric acquired by Pacific NW Co

Meletio Lighting & Electric Supply To Join Seattle Lighting & Globe Lighting

Dolan Northwest LLC, Portland-based parent company to Pacific Northwest showrooms Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, and Builders Lighting and the online store as well as the hospitality division named Dolan Hospitality, has acquired Meletio Lighting and Electrical Supply in Dallas. The 94-year old Meletio Lighting is well-known in the housing and hospitality markets and comes […]


Light + Building Report

There were plenty of original decorative designs using LED, but controlling the light source via dimming and “smart” controls was the key take away. Not only has the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building services gotten bigger – this week’s 2014 edition of Light + Building offered 2,458 exhibitors – but that its […]

Holtkoetter Files for Bankruptcy

Holtkoetter Int’l Files for Bankruptcy

South St. Paul, Minn.-based Holtkoetter International – the North American partner of renowned German lighting manufacturer Holtkoetter Leuchten GmbH in Lippstadt – has filed for bankruptcy. The North American company is undergoing reorganization with the intent of continuing to manufacture, distribute, and market the same products as it has in the past. The new management […]

AFX Appoints Tim Tevyaw as President

AFX Appoints Tim Tevyaw as President

Waukegan, Ill.-based AFX Inc. (formerly American Fluorescent), has promoted Tim Tevyaw to President of AFX. The current and long-time president, Bill Solomon, will transition to the role of CEO. A 15-year veteran of AFX, Tevyaw most recently served as VP/Sales & Marketing where he led sales growth recovery from the start of the recession in […]

Thomas Research Products Moves Into New Facility

Thomas Research Products Moves Into New Facility

Elgin, Ill.-based Thomas Research Products (TRP) – a manufacturer of high-performance LED drivers and LED light engines – has moved to a new larger headquarters and distribution facility. The key benefit for customers is the expanded warehouse and shipping areas, which allow for increased volume and efficiency. TRP already maintains a comprehensive inventory of LED […]

3M Invests in MSi Lighting

3M Invests in MSi Lighting

St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M has invested in MSi Lighting, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. The two companies have been working together for the past year on a line of LED lights for multiple applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “3M’s Light Management platform enables the company to manipulate light in different ways, and […]

My Guildmaster Story Contest

Guildmaster Launches “My Guildmaster Story” Contest

Springfield, Mo.-based GuildMaster has announced a contest that encourages buyers to submit their favorite stories of how GuildMaster pieces have enhanced their lives. This contest is the next phase of the “Stories Made by Hand” marketing campaign that started earlier this year. Buyers will have the opportunity to share their stories by visiting the GuildMaster […]

Legrand Supplier Of The Year

Crescent Electric Names Legrand As Supplier Of The Year

Syracuse, N.Y.-based Crescent Electric Supply Company (Crescent Electric) has named Legrand®, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, as its Supplier of the Year for the Pass & Seymour® product line. Legrand was competing against 600 other vendors, all represented by Crescent Electric, including most major brands. The company set stringent requirements […]


Sea Gull Lighting Achieves Preferred Manufacturer Status at HomeSphere

Lakewood, Colo.-based HomeSphere Inc. has announced that Sea Gull Lighting will join BRI, its digital lead-generation and customer loyalty platform, opening up new revenue opportunities for the brand. HomeSphere will introduce builders to thousands of Sea Gull Lighting products across 39 decorative collections and 850+ lighting fixtures and ceiling fans that are offered in ENERGY […]