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RepZio Signs its 500th Client at High Point Market

RepZio Signs its 500th Client at High Point Market RepZio, the Florida-based technology company that offers the lighting and home furnishings industries a mobile sales solution, has signed its 500th client, The Phillips Collection, during the 2017...

Bulbrite Hosts Bike Build Challenge, Donates Bikes

Bulbrite Hosts Bike Build Challenge, Donates Bikes Moonachie, N.J.-based BULBRITE recently hosted a company-wide Bike Building Contest resulting in the donation of five children’s bicycles to the town of Moonachie and children in need. All Bulbrite...

Focus Industries Welcomes Howard Ma as Product...

Focus Industries Welcomes Howard Ma as Product Manager Lake Forest, Calif.-based Focus Industries Inc. has hired Howard Ma as its new Product Manager. He will be responsible for all product line development with the support of Focus Industries...

New Showroom Buildings Set to Debut in High Point

New Showroom Buildings Set to Debut in High Point

When High Point Market opens on April 22, a long list of home furnishings exhibitors will debut new addresses and refreshed spaces. “We’re witnessing the largest expansion of showroom space in 10 years,” says Tom Conley, President & CEO of the...

Seoul Semiconductor

Seoul Semiconductor Files LED Patent Infringement...

Korean manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronics Inc. (“Mouser”), a global electronic components distributor, asserting infringement...

ALA to Launch Ceiling Fan Specialist Certification

Thanks to a small group of industry professionals, there will soon be two specialized education programs focused on ceiling fans for installers as well as retail salespeople The Hawaiian islands are often considered to be a modern-day paradise, but...

Editors Note: April 2017

How “Smart” Are You? Those keypad home alarm systems have been around for a really long time now, yet can you believe only 15 percent of American homes are armed with security systems? And out of that number, 54 percent of owners surveyed revealed...

Showroom Standouts Spring 2017

Whether a lighting fixture offers slim, Contemporary lines that can fit in almost anywhere or a unique twist on design, these styles are attention-getters.  

Dealing With Challenging Clients

Renowned interior designers Robin Baron and Corey Damen Jenkins discuss their approach when having those tough talks with clients about budgets, conflicting design ideas, and respect. New York City-based Robin Baron and Detroit-based Corey Damen...

Underground Playground

JUust below Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan lie the architectural bones of the defunct Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, opened back in 1908 and discontinued 40 years later when trolleys were no longer a mode of...

How to Reduce Designer Headaches

As an award-winning interior designer based in Beverly Hills, Christopher Grubb has had a lion’s share of demanding clients. At the Las Vegas Market, Grubb provided designers with tips on negotiating successful collaborations with clients without...

Why You Should Care About Big Data

Wikipedia defines big data as “a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data-processing applications are inadequate to deal with them.”  No wonder small and medium-size independent retailers shudder when they hear this...

Lighting Sales of Memphis Adds to Team

Lighting Sales of Memphis has named Amanda C. Brewer (Mandy) as Customer Service Rep and Office Administrator.  Brewer previously served in the same position for a2z blinds of Beebe, Arkansas.  She will be the first person to fill this...

IALD Calls for Board Nominations

IALD Calls for Board Nominations The Nominations & Elections Committee of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for service on the 2018 IALD Board of Directors and the...