IES Webinar

August 8

IES Live Webinar Series Each month the IES presents a live webinar with topics beneficial to IES Members and others in the lighting community. We invite you to register now at our website. If you have any questions concerning the webinar series, please contact

LEDucation 2020 Call for Speakers!

August 7

  NEW YORK, August 6, 2020 — LEDucation 2020, trade show and conference organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), is accepting submissions for presentation proposals to be given during the 2020 conference taking place March 17–18, 2020, at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. LEDucation invites designers, educationalRead more

Chicago Firm Acquires Kenall Lighting Headquarters in Kenosha

August 6

Kenall Lighting Inc.’s headquarters, manufacturing and distribution facility in Kenosha has been acquired by joint venture partnership consisting of Chicago-based Clear Height Properties and Israel-based Buligo Capital Partners. The sale price for the 354,000-square-foot facility was not disclosed. The acquisition represents an expanding acquisition philosophy for Clear Height Properties and may be the first inRead more

Rick Wiedemer, R.I.P

August 6

Hinkley Lighting of Avon Lake announced that its CEO, Rick Wiedemer, died on Saturday, Aug. 3. He was 72. The family-owned company said in a news release that Wiedemer had sustained “a traumatic head injury” from a serious fall on June 17 in Cleveland. Wiedemer “passed peacefully, surrounded by his family,” the company said in theRead more

LIGHTFAIR 2020-Call For Speakers

August 5

Share your company’s expertise & perspective in design, process, application & technology to an engaged global audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your company’s leadership in the industry! Submission deadline is September 9, 11:59pm EST.

Dialight Reports Loss for First Half of 2019

August 5

Dialight PLC on Monday said it swung to a loss in the first half of 2019 due to the ramp up of its Penang facility in Malaysia. In addition, the LED lighting company said Chair Wayne Edmunds will step down and will be replaced as chair by Non-Executive Director David Blood, with immediate effect. DialightRead more

Dialight Announces New Chairman

August 5

Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting for heavy industrial applications, today announces a change in Chairman. Wayne Edmunds has indicated to the Board that now is an appropriate time for him to step down as Chairman of the Board. The Board has accepted his decision and wishes to place on recordRead more

Administration’s Newest 10% Tariff Will Affect Bulbs & Ballasts

August 2

The Administration announced a new 10% tariff on $300B in goods manufactured in China, which will take effect Sept. 1, 2019. Michael Weems, VP, Government Engagement for the American Lighting Association sent a message yesterday that the tariffs will be on List 4, which includes ceiling fans and finished LED goods.  Weems also states,”Lighting fixturesRead more

DesignLights Consortium Seeks Comments on Updates to Horticultural Lighting Technical Requirements

August 1

  MEDFORD, MA – July 31, 2019 – The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today released for comment several draft changes to its performance specification for horticultural lighting products, an industry benchmark designed to boost efficiency and reduce electricity consumption in the expanding and energy-intensive indoor/vertical horticulture and cannabis cultivation markets. Importantly, the proposed changes would include a previously ineligibleRead more