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Latest LED Lights and Bulbs: Fall 2014

 The status of solid-state lighting luminaires– including LED light sources, drivers, and controls – is continually evolving. Every month, as cutting-edge products are introduced to the marketplace, we are dedicated to presenting some of the...

American Made Show 2015

The American Made Show: New Date & New...

The American Made Show (formerly known as the Buyers Market of American Craft) will take place January 16-19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  The show offers thousands of product lines in 100+ product divisions...

2014 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair Exhibitors...

The 16th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), finished strong, with participants expressing optimism about the year ahead.     During the fair, the...

Lighting Showrooms: Online Stores

Should You Open an Online Store?

Suzy Teele, Chief Operating Officer of SnapRetail – the creators of an online marketing and sales solution specifically for small retailers – outlines the key issues to consider from a technology, business, marketing, and sales...

George Feldstein of Crestron

In Memoriam: George Feldstein of Crestron

The world-wide staff of home automation and controls company Crestron, headquartered in Rockleigh, N.J., mourns the passing of its Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein, after a brave year-long battle with brain cancer. He passed away peacefully at...

Utility Rebates For Small Business

Using Utility Rebates Part 1

By Jeff Gatzow Lighting distributors that handle commercial work, multi-family housing, or smaller office spaces can boost their business with utility companies’ funding for installing LED luminaires. By now we’ve all heard about the myriad...

Classic Lamp Parts

Classic Lamp Parts: An Unconventional Classic

Founded by industry veterans, Classic Lamp Parts is gathering steam as a new resource in component parts for lighting. Consider them familiar faces in a new place! Just as most people outside of the lighting industry don’t understand how portable...

Lighting Utility Rebates

Using Utility Rebates: leveraging utility rebates

This is part two in a two part series about lighting showrooms leveraging utility rebates. Read part one.   It’s important to start the upgrade conversation with an understanding of the business’ current energy costs and consumption. So, an...

Michael Aram Lighting Butterfly Ginkgo Table Lamp

Michael Aram Debuts Lighting Collection

The American artist known for unique, nature-inspired home décor and tabletop accessories has launched a lighting collection comprised of 15 table and floor lamps. This new category marks the first time in 25 years that Michael Aram has released a...

Soraa Founder Receives Nobel Prize for LED Development

Soraa Founder Receives Nobel Prize for LED...

The founder of Fremont, Calif.-based Soraa – the leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology – has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Recognizing that Dr. Shuji Nakamura’s invention of the blue light-emitting diode (LED) represents a...

SOURCE Award-winning lighting designer Robert Singer

Robert Singer & Associates: Morningstar...

Nestled in a valley, the warm incandescent quality of this luxurious yet rustic home in Aspen, Colo., shines through the large windows overlooking the river. The design goal for this mountain residence was to combine traditional architecture with...

Australian lighting design consultancy PointOfView

Chifley Tower: Lighting Facelift

Designed by New York architects Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) in association with Travis McEwen, Chifley Tower has been compared to some of the world’s renowned buildings, including the Chrysler and Empire State buildings in New York City and the...

Utility-Rebates_Before-shot_Toyota

Utility Incentives in Action

The Gary Force Toyota dealership is an outstanding example of how LED upgrades make a big difference. Established in 1973, family-owned Gary Force Toyota is part of three award-winning auto dealerships that include Gary Force Honda and Gary Force...

American Lighting Association 2014 Confrence

ALA Conference Is a Resounding Success

 The year 2014 has been positive for manufacturers, retailers, and reps in the residential lighting industry if attendance numbers and feedback during the recent American Lighting Association (ALA) gathering in Nashville are any indication. The...

Title 26 (Part 6)

The 411 on Title 26 (Part 6)

Three months ago, changes to the lighting requirements under Title 24, Part 6 took effect. Here is a short list of the major updates and requirements affecting residential lighting codes and standards. California Lighting Technology Center UC-Davis...

Title 26 (Part 6)

Title 26 (Part 6) Resources

RESOURCES California Energy Commission www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2013standards For nearly 35 years, the California Energy Commission has saved Californians more than $66 billion in energy costs through its standards for energy-efficient buildings...