Paul Hafner, R.I.P.

August 1

It is with heavy hearts that we write to let you know that Paul Hafner, a lighting industry veteran who created NAILD’s Lighting Specialist (LS) training programs and whom many considered an industry icon, passed away from pancreatic cancer on July 29.

Eaton Reports Strong Quarter. Sales up 7%, EPS up 21%

July 31

Organic Sales Growth of 7 Percent in the Second Quarter Earnings Guidance for 2018 Raised, Resulting in 14 Percent Earnings Per Share Growth at Midpoint of Guidance, Excluding the 2017 Gain on Eaton Cummins Joint Venture and the Income Related to the New U.S. Tax Bill Power management company Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) today announcedRead more

Opening Day of LIGHTFAIR in 2012

LIGHTFAIR Finally Announces IMC Deal

July 27

Below is the announcement which LIGHTFAIR sent this morning.  Your humble editor has been tracking this story since we stumbled upon the announcement that AMC sold their business to IMC on 26 JUN 2018.   Blackstone, the money behind IMC is also the money behind the Clarion acquisition of PennWell as we reported on 27Read more

Michigan Rep Admits to Robbing Banks, Bakery

July 27

Jeffrey James Chaney, 55, President of the rep firm Resource Lighting Group in Michigan has been charged with robbery. Chaney successfully robbed three banks between 22 JUN and 18 JUL 2018: Bank 1:  $5797 Bank 2:  $0.00 Bank 3:  $5993 Bank 4:  $0.00 Bank 5:  $2642 Total:  $14432 Bank #2 is located at 18100 W.Read more

The Right Lighting Can Calm Alzheimer’s Patients

July 26

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lighting that mimics natural night-day patterns might improve sleep and mood problems for Alzheimer’s patients living in nursing homes, new research suggests. The lighting intervention, designed to stimulate dementia patients’ circadian rhythm — which regulates

One Year After Launch, Bluetooth Mesh Adoption Surpasses Expectations

July 25

More than 65 Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Products Pave the Way for Smart Lighting, Smart Building, Smart Home, and More Kirkland, Washington – July 25, 2018 – Over the past two decades, Bluetooth® technology has revolutionized the IoT, adding new capabilities that have enabled innovation and established new markets, from wireless audio to connected devices. AndRead more

Lumen West Gala Honors Lighting Designers of Today and Tomorrow

July 25

2018 awards celebrate the best of the Los Angeles lighting design community Los Angeles (July 1, 2018) – Nearly 500 lighting professionals and guests flocked to the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for the glitzy 2018 Lumen West Awards gala on June 23rd. The program, hosted by the Illuminating Engineering Society LosRead more