RAB Retracts Price Increase

August 23

August 23, 2019 Dear Distributor and Agent Partners, On August 12, 2019, RAB announced a price increase to be effective September 7, 2019, as a result of increases in our product costs from higher tariffs which the USTR had planned to implement on September 1, 2019.  

LSI Reports 7% Lower Sales in Lighting

August 23

Starting with Lighting. Sales of $57 million were 7% below last year. Sales were soft in several verticals in the project channel, while the stock and flow channel had a good quarter. Also important to note that sales were constrained by approximately 2 points due to the New Windsor production transition. A number of ordersRead more

Energy Focus Receives Delist Notice

August 23

SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Energy Focus, Inc. (EFOI), a leader in advanced LED retrofit technologies, today announced a notification dated August 21, 2019 from the Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) informing the Company that since it has not yet filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended JuneRead more

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

August 23

It’s not too late to join us at the 2019 Street and Area Lighting Conference in San Diego, California!   The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end-usersRead more

Lee A. Doerr, R.I.P.

August 21

MILWAUKEE, WI – Lee A. Doerr, Jr., President & CEO of SPI Lighting, passed away on August 1, 2019. He was 65.

Does the IES Really CARE about our Industry?

August 21

Ever wonder what the IES does and do they really care about our industry? At the Annual Conference in Louisville earlier this month, The IES staff put on a presentation that was very helpful in understanding their role. Basically, IES CARES: Collaboration, Advocacy, Research, Education, and Standards. Not only is our industry transforming, but soRead more

LIGHTFAIR Call for Speakers

August 21

LIGHTFAIR returns to Las Vegas! Apply to be a speaker at this year’s exciting conference Share your expertise & perspective in design, process, application & technology to an engaged global audience. Our annual conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from May 3-7, 2020. Submission deadline is September 9, 11:59pm EST. LearnRead more

Lost? How to Plan Your Business for the Next 3 Years

August 19

At the LRC Summit, 15-17 OCT in Troy, NY, Dr. Mark Rea will offer a keynote session, ” Lighting:  What’s Next?” Lighting’s value must be sought not just through traditional business models, but through creating greater value for society and developing nontraditional partnerships. Register here LEDs have radically changed the century-old, lighting business models. TheRead more

Former President Barack Obama to Keynote Greenbuild 2019

August 19

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Connect announced today that Former President Barack Obama will speak at the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year’s conference will take place Nov. 19-22 in Atlanta at the LEED Gold Georgia World Congress Center. Registration is now open. “USGBC is deeply honored that President Obama has accepted our invitationRead more

Important Trends Discussed at IES Annual Conference

August 16

The NLB was well represented at the IES Annual Conference held in Louisville last week. IES has struggled some in the past with their conference as the core audience is so varied: lighting designers, manufacturers, researchers, reps, and academia, just to name a few. It is hard to find a mix to serve those differentRead more