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ALA Joins Group of National Associations in...

The American Lighting Association (ALA) joined several prominent industry trade groups in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States to support the State of South Dakota in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair – a case about the...

Actress Diane Keaton to Speak on Home Design at Dallas Market

Actress Diane Keaton to Speak on Home Design at...

The Dallas Market Center (DMC), in partnership with manufacturer Aidan Gray, has announced a personal appearance and book-signing with Oscar-winning actress, director, and author Diane Keaton during its upcoming January Total Home & Gift Market...

GO Home Opens New Dallas Showroom, Adds to...

Leading home décor company GO Home will open an expanded new showroom in the Dallas Market Center (DMC) in time for the January Total Home & Gift Market, January 17-23. The new location is inside the newly opened Interior Home + Design...

Las Vegas Market Adds to Furniture Roster

Bernards Furniture and Bauhaus Furniture Group will debut their first-ever West Coast showroom, opening a 10,000-sq.-ft. location on the seventh floor of Building A for the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, running January 28 to February 1.   “Las...

Nora Lighting Donates to St. Jude Dream Home

Commerce, Calif.-based Nora Lighting was a featured supplier of LED downlights for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home in Las Vegas. The Dream Home Giveaway raised more than $850,000.00 in ticket sales for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (St. Jude...

GM Lighting Launches Application Image Contest

Mokena, Ill.-based GM Lighting is looking to reward “amazing applications” where GM Lighting products are used alone or in conjunction with other lighting. Installations should have been completed in 2017 to be eligible and can be in the...

Theodore Alexander Makes Executive Changes

Almost one year after it was acquired by the Guangdong, China-based investment firm Creative Home Furniture Co. Ltd., Theodore Alexander Inc. – a manufacturer of high-end furniture, lighting, and accessories –has named Doris Phua as its new CEO...

Jeff MacDowell named Director of Luxury Products...

The Aurora, OH-based buying group, Luxury Products Group (LPG) has named Jeff MacDowell, Director for the premier buying group in the plumbing industry.  LPG was created in 2009 by the members of Omni Corporate Services Ltd., Inc., as the...

Prop65: Labeling Deters Lawsuits

David Gatto, Manager/Product Compliance & Quality Control for Westinghouse Lighting, explained how lighting manufacturers place themselves at risk for lawsuits if they do not label their products correctly alifornia Prop65 details a consumer...

Dallas Market Center Details New Temp Section

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced the details of Made, a new category in The Temps at Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, scheduled January 17-23. The Temps open on January 18 – with Luxe Gift and Home & Design Temps opening January...

Popular “Book The Block” Hotel...

Popular “Book The Block” Hotel Promotion Returns to Las Vegas Market 27 Hotels Offered for Winter Market; Lowest Rates and Chances to Win Las Vegas Market has announced that its popular “Book the Block” hotel promotion will return for...

Editors Note: November 2017

nfortunately many home builders still need to learn this lesson: Consumers are not fond of the “swiss cheese” ceiling look or track heads the size of jumbo soup cans. Clean ceiling planes are what the chicest homes in shelter magazines show, and...

Who’s Ready for a Revolution?

In his keynote speech Illumination Disruption, Jon Sayah of Fleco Industries/Lights Fantastic, encouraged the ALA audience to become lighting enthusiasts engaged in educating the population about the incredible effects that can be achieved to...

Measuring Up

It’s the right time of year for showroom owners to evaluate the performance of specific aspects of their business. Then the goal is to improve the performance of any aspect of your business – sales, delivery, professional development, or service –...

Why Is the FDA Concerned About LEDs?

Believe it or not, LEDs emit radiation – as do high-intensity mercury vapor discharge lamps – and, as such, fall under the enforcement of the Food & Drug Administration. ccording to ALA Engineering Committee member Carl Bloomfield...

What’s New in Connected Lighting

ichael O’Boyle, Senior Manager/Codes, Standards & Laboratories at Philips-Lightolier, stated that “Lighting infrastructure will become a ubiquitous sensor network” that will encompass far more than just lighting as we know it today. “Connected...