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Eaton Lighting President Comments to EdisonReport

March 1

Exclusive.  Must Credit EdisonReport.  EdisonReport spoke to Eaton Lighting President Kraig Kasler.  Mr. Kasler explained how excited he was that the lighting division would be spun off.  He said “This will be a 1.7 billion company and we will have much more flexibility once we are independent.” Your humble Editor asked if the new company wouldRead more


Eaton to Spin-off Lighting Division

March 1

Dear valued customer or channel partner, I am writing to let you know that today we announced Eaton’s intent to pursue a spin-off of our Lighting business, creating an independent, publicly traded company. We expect this transaction to be completed by the end of this year. Included in the spin-off are Eaton’s Lighting business, ourRead more


Major Company to Spin-off Lighting Division

March 1

Exclusive. Must credit EdisonReport.  EdisonReport can confirm that a major company is spinning off their lighting division.  We’ve been tracking the story for two days and there were rumors that it was going to be an acquisition.   We can confirm that there is no acquisition, rather it is a spin-off.  Developing…


Arkansas Lighting Acquires Prima Lighting

March 1

VAN BUREN, AR. – February 28, 2019 – Arkansas Lighting has announced this week the acquisition of Prima Lighting, effective on March 1, 2019, significantly expanding its combined product offering and customer base. Arkansas Lighting, a family-owned business, is a market leader in decorative commercial lighting with over twenty years’ experience in the hospitality industry;Read more


Circadian Expert Adam Lilien Speaking about Lighting’s Impact on Health at NAILD Conference

March 1

NAILD Innovation 2019 Conference Educates Industry April 15-18 in Reno PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — Feb. 21, 2019 –Adam Lilien, a business development manager at UL, will share expertise on circadian lighting from a distributor’s point of view at the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors’ (NAILD) 2019 annual conference. NAILD Innovation 2019, “The Biggest Little LightRead more


Acuity Pauses Price Increase

February 28

Date: February 27, 2019 To: U.S. C&I & Showroom Agency Principals & Associates Subject: Tariff Update Notification Letter   In early February, we announced a price increase to be effective March 4, 2019, as a result of increases in our product input costs, including the direct and indirect impact from higher tariffs, the implementation ofRead more


Eaton Pauses Price Increase

February 28

The United Sates government announced intent to delay implementation of the 25% tariff effective March 1, 2019 on Chinese-manufactured components and finished goods. In response, Eaton Lighting will suspend the planned March 1, 2019 price increase until further information is made available.


Strategies in Light Sold…Again

February 26

Last Spring, EdisonReport reported that Pennwell, the owner of Strategies in Light and several other properties, had been sold to Clarion Events.  Clarion is owned by funds managed by Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms and Blackstone is also the money behind IMC, which acquired AMC, the previous owner of LIGHTFAIR.  EdisonReport broke thisRead more


DLC’s Axel Pearson to Discuss New QLP for SSL, Horticultural Lighting, Networked Controls

February 26

NAILD Innovation 2019 Conference Educates Industry April 15-18 in Reno PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — Feb. 25, 2019 – Axel Pearson, LC, technical manager at the DesignLights Consortium (DLC), will present at NAILD Innovation 2019 to help lighting industry professionals understand the DLC’s 2019 Qualified Products List (QPL), the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD)Read more


LEDucation Launches Mobile App

February 25

Make Your LEDucation Experience Easy with the LEDucation Mobile App by Download Attendify from iTunes Download Attendify from Google Play Be informed about any changes at the event instantly with Push notifications. Get easy access to presentation schedules, speakers, exhibitors, and floor map. Go Paper Free. Set Reminders. Build Relationships and Connect with Other AttendeesRead more