Soraa Founder Receives Nobel Prize for LED Development

Soraa Founder Receives Nobel Prize for LED Development

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 critical advancement in LED lighting, the Nobel committee agreed the innovation “has enabled bright and energy-saving […]

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 Acura. Backed by years of business experience, owners Gary Force and Dave and Matt Stumbo possess […]

ALA Conference Is a Resounding Success

American Lighting Association 2014 Confrence

 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 organization added 110 new members this year and continues to make great strides in working with the government on legislative […]

The 411 on Title 26 (Part 6)

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 has prepared a document – What’s New in the Title 24 2013 Code? – that presents an overview […]

Title 26 (Part 6) Resources

Title 26 (Part 6)

RESOURCES California Energy Commission 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 and appliances. These same standards have improved windows, lighting, air conditioning, and insulation while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 250 million metric tons. California’s […]

Intematix Appoints Jerry Turin Chief Financial Officer

Intematix Appoints Jerry Turin CFO

Fremont, Calif.-based Intematix Corp., a manufacturer of phosphor solutions for LED lighting, has hired Jerry Turin as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Turin served as Chief Financial Officer of Oclaro, Inc., which scaled to a peak of $600 million revenue run-rate from $250 million during his tenure. In his new post, he will direct the […]

MaxLite Opens New Facility in Anaheim, Calif.

MaxLite Opens New Facility in Anaheim California

MaxLite, a manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, expanded its U.S. operations with the unveiling of a new LEED-certified facility in California on October 20. The 48,864-sq.-ft. building increases MaxLite’s product assembly and testing capabilities and features the company’s first full showroom on the West Coast. Located in the Anaheim Concourse development at Ocean Circle, the […]

26th Annual ARTS Awards Judges Announced

26th Annual ARTS Awards Judges

Accessory Resource Team and Dallas Market Center, co-founder and producer of the ARTS Awards, have named the 26th annual ARTS Awards judges. This distinguished judging panel will select winners in 24 categories. The awards will be presented during a gala event on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The 26th annual ARTS […]