Lighting for Tomorrow

Lighting for Tomorrow 2013 Winners Announced

Lighting for Tomorrow 2013 Awards Announced!   The winners of the much-anticipated annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition were announced at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference in Lost Pines, Tx., and included both companies that are not widely known in the residential side of the lighting industry as well as those more familiar to distributors. […]

American Lighting Association Director of Conferences Beth Bentley

Beth Bentley Answers the Most Commonly Asked Questions About the ALA Conference

We sat down with Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Beth Bentley, director/Conferences for the American Lighting Association (ALA) to learn the ins and outs of organizing the annual gathering. enLIGHTenment Magazine:  How and when do you decide where the conference will be? Beth Bentley:  We typically look three to four years ahead of where we’d like […]

Behind the American Lighting Association

American Lighting Association: Behind the Scenes

If you’re in the lighting business, you know what the ALA is, but  you probably don’t know half of what they do When the American Lighting Association (ALA) first came into being nearly 20 years ago, the industry was a lot simpler. The incandescent was the primary residential light source and spiral compact fluorescents were […]

Lighting For Tomorrow 2012 Competition - The Best Designed Energy Efficient Residential Lighting Products

Lighting for Tomorrow 2012 Awards Announced

Lighting for Tomorrow 2012 Awards Announced! The tenth annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition recognizes the best designed, energy efficient lighting products entering the residential market. The 2012 competition featured energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixtures, replacement lamps, fixture retrofit kits, and lighting controls. Lighting for Tomorrow continues to challenge manufacturers to improve their […]

Thomas Industries Nelson J Bleisch

In Memoriam: Industry Veteran Nelson Bleisch

Nelson J. Bleisch, age 85, died Wednesday August 22, surrounded by his family. He worked for 25 years at Thomas Industries of Louisville, Ky., where he held several positions in multiple states, including General Manager of PhilMar Lamps in Euclid, Ohio.  After leaving Thomas, he returned to Cleveland as General Manager of Kichler Lighting, during […]

Harry Kallick American Lighting Hall of Fame Inductee

Harry Kallick to Be Inducted Into ALA Lighting Hall of Fame

Harry Kallick, chairman of Varaluz Lighting and managing partner of Solar Sign Light LLC, will be inducted into the American Lighting Association’s Lighting Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Lighting Hall of Fame was established in 2000 and is presented to individuals who have provided […]

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American Lighting Association Holds Meetings in Washington, DC

American Lighting Association: Last week, a delegation of American Lighting Association (ALA) members traveled to the nation’s capital to sit down with 11 members of Congress, the EPA, and the Alliance to Save Energy over a two-day period. The ALA representatives on this 2012 mission were: Board of Governors Chair, Tony Davidson; Government Affairs Chair, […]

Author and Trading Spaces Star Promotes Lighting & ALA Showrooms

Designer Laurie Smith Featured In New ALA Video Series

A new series of videos about lighting features well-known designer Laurie Smith. The videos encourage consumers to think of lighting as an important design element, and promote ALA-member showrooms as the premier source for lighting products and expertise. How can YOU use the videos to build YOUR business? Create your own customer e-newsletter with a link to the […]

Lighting For Tomorrow Design Competition reported on by enLightenment mag

How to Enter the 2012 Lighting for Tomorrow Competition

Are you a manufacturer or designer who is considering entering the prestigious annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition, but don’t know where to begin? This free, recorded Webinar hosted by instructors Terry McGowan of the American Lighting Association (ALA), Eileen Eaton of Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), and Shari Hunter of Underwriters Laboratory (UL) provides guidance. […]

American Lighting Association

American Lighting Assoc. Lighting Videos Target Consumers

American Lighting Association launches a series of lighting videos for consumers. As part of its Bi-National Advertising and Public Relations programs, the American Lighting Association (ALA) has released a new video series that encourages consumers to think of lighting as an important design element.  The five videos – which were shot during the Dallas International […]