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Prescription Lighting Is Closer to Reality Than You May Think

February 20

Although the international lighting community does not yet know enough to prescribe a certain type of electric lighting to meet the specific needs of specific individuals, enough has been learned in the past few years “to make a difference in people’s lives,” according to Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., director of the Lighting Research Center, aRead more


GE Downsizes in Boston

February 18

General Electric is once again downsizing, this time shrinking the scale of its once-ambitious plan for a fancy headquarters along the Boston waterfront.  The struggling light bulb and jet engine maker announced on Thursday it ditched a plan to build a 12-story office building in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston. Instead, GE (GE) and Massachusetts have agreed to jointly sell theRead more


Marketing Expert David Gordon to Speak at NAILD Innovation 2019

February 18

NAILD Innovation 2019 Conference Educates Industry April 15-18 in Reno PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — Feb. 12, 2019 –Marketing expert David Gordon will offer insights about creating demand for distributors at the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) NAILD Innovation 2019. NAILD Innovation 2019, “The Biggest Little Light Show,” will be held April 15-18, 2019Read more


Goodbye Rochelle

February 15

If LIGHTFAIR were a publicly traded company, its stock price would have dropped precipitously in after-hours trading yesterday. Longtime employee, Rochelle Richardson, announced she was leaving to pursue other opportunities.  She has been the face of LIGHTFAIR for the past 12 years. Your humble editor spoke to Rochelle this morning and she explained, “It hasRead more


Randy Reid, President of LumEfficient, to Demonstrate the Speed and Security of LiFi at LEDucation Conference in New York

February 15

Reid will discuss the importance of the lighting industry working together to bring LiFi technology to market. LumEfficient is proud to be educating the lighting industry on the new lighting technology, LiFi, a network frequency that is transmitted through the fastest natural agent, light.  Light Fidelity can maintain a high level of frequency by lightRead more


Rochelle Richardson Resigns from LIGHTFAIR

February 14

ATLANTA, February 14, 2019—International Market Centers (IMC) announced today that Rochelle Richardson has resigned her position as vice president of LIGHTFAIR International to pursue other career interests.  Richardson’s last day will be February 21, 2019. Richardson joined LIGHTFAIR in 2007 and over her 12-year tenure has helped lead its continuing growth as the world’s largestRead more


Back to Vegas!

February 14

ATLANTA, February 14, 2019—LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, will produce its 2020 event in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of LFI managing partner International Market Centers.  LIGHTFAIR® has additionally committed to a 2021 return to Philadelphia andRead more


Standard and Stanpro Merge into Standard-Standpro Lighting

February 14

Montreal, Québec, Canada – February 2019 Standard and Stanpro merge to form one of Canada’s largest lighting companies Ascot Capital Group, the parent company of Standard Products and Stanpro Lighting Systems, will be merging the two businesses, creating one of the largest lighting companies in Canada. The combined business will be 100% Canadian owned andRead more


George Stringer Leaves Soraa; Creates New Acuity Agency in Seattle

February 14

EdisonReport can confirm that George Stringer, the former VP of Sales for Soraa has left Soraa and created a new sales agency, The Lighting Group, based in Seattle.  In addition, Mr. Stringer acquired Lighting Group Northwest, formerly the Hubble rep.   At the same time, we learn that Acuity Brands has appointed The Lighting Group to representRead more