The IALD Establishes New Chapter for Southeast United States
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The IALD Establishes New Chapter for Southeast United States

May 24, 2024 American lighting design professionals in seven southern states now have IALD, a dedicated professional community in which to interact and engage. As part of the support and advocacy for lighting designers provided at global, regional, and local levels, the International Association of Lighting Designers has established a chapter for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,…

MaxLite Hires Lance Hollner as President & CEO
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MaxLite Hires Lance Hollner as President & CEO

New Jersey-based MaxLite has appointed industry veteran Lance Hollner as President & CEO, succeeding outgoing CEO Spencer Bolgard. Hollner brings more than two decades of lighting expertise and knowledge to MaxLite, along with a strong track record of delivering results, driving continuous improvement, and developing talent. Much of his career has been spent at manufacturers…

Bugs and Outdoor Lighting: The Effects of Artificial Light
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Bugs and Outdoor Lighting: The Effects of Artificial Light

May 21, 2024 By Jeffery Dross Understanding why bugs prefer some artificial lights over others, like incandescent bulbs over LEDs, highlights the broader impact of our lighting choices on the environment, emphasizing the importance of considering wildlife and ecosystems when designing outdoor lighting. I regularly read a newsletter about lighting, Light Now published by my…

How DarkSky partners with the National Audubon Society to promote Lights Out for the birds
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How DarkSky partners with the National Audubon Society to promote Lights Out for the birds

May 14, 2024 By Drew Reagan Migratory birds depend on the night. Coordinate with a Lights Out Program Near you. Twice a year, billions of birds take part in massive migrations. Generally, birds spend the spring and summer in places where conditions are ideal for raising young, which means mild weather, reliable nesting spots, and…

The DLC’s New Working Group to Collaborate and Advise on Horticultural Lighting Controls
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The DLC’s New Working Group to Collaborate and Advise on Horticultural Lighting Controls

May 14, 2024 Lighting and controls manufacturers, engineering and design consultants, non-profits, researchers, and indoor cultivators are among stakeholders recently appointed help the DLC accelerate the horticultural lighting industry’s adoption of networked lighting solutions that advance both crop production and energy efficiency. “The controlled environment agriculture industry has grown steadily since the DLC created its…

Beaver Island State Wildlife Research Area certified as Michigan’s first International Dark Sky Sanctuary
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Beaver Island State Wildlife Research Area certified as Michigan’s first International Dark Sky Sanctuary

May 14, 2024 By Drew Reagan DarkSky International has formally recognized the Michigan State Wildlife Research Area on Beaver Island as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. It will be known as the Beaver Island State Wildlife Research Area International Dark Sky Sanctuary (the “Sanctuary”). It’s an important achievement as it is Michigan’s first certified International Dark Sky…

American Made Challenges: L-Prize with the Department of Energy
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American Made Challenges: L-Prize with the Department of Energy

May 14, 2024 The L-Prize seeks to unlock that additional potential to combine high-luminaire efficacy with exceptional lighting quality, data-driven control and functionality, and sustainable design and construction for the future of illumination in commercial and institutional buildings. Advanced interoperable lighting systems have the potential to better manage lighting energy use, integrate with other building…

Farrey’s Lighting, Bath, Kitchen & Hardware Celebrates Centennial
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Farrey’s Lighting, Bath, Kitchen & Hardware Celebrates Centennial

There are few lighting and plumbing distributors that have the stellar reputation and forward-thinking leadership that family-run Farrey’s Lighting, Bath, Kitchen and Hardware of Florida has maintained through 100 years and four generations of ownership, essentially becoming one of the first nationally recognized names in the industry.   To celebrate its centennial, Farrey’s recently hosted…

Sterling Lighting LLC  & Island Villa Lighting Form Exclusive Partnership
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Sterling Lighting LLC  & Island Villa Lighting Form Exclusive Partnership

Danville, Va.-based Landscape lighting manufacturer Sterling Lighting LLC has announced that Island Villa Lighting Ltd., led by renowned lighting designer James Solecki, has been appointed as the exclusive international reseller (EIRSL) of Sterling Lighting in the British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos. This marks a significant milestone in bringing high-quality lighting solutions to the…

“Sustainable” Lighting: What Are Lighting Designers Asking For?
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“Sustainable” Lighting: What Are Lighting Designers Asking For?

April 16, 2024 By Sara Schonour, LC, MIES, IALD, Luxsi and Reiko Kagawa, LC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, WELL Faculty Are you confused about what lighting designers are asking for regarding material transparency, and how they are defining the ambiguous term “sustainability”? 100+ specifying firms (114 and counting, to be exact) have signed the…

US Pole Names Greg Mercier Southeast Regional Sales Vice President
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US Pole Names Greg Mercier Southeast Regional Sales Vice President

California-based US Pole Company – home of Sun Valley Lighting and US Architectural Lighting brands and a manufacturer of architectural, performance, outdoor luminaires and decorative poles – announced the addition of Greg Mercier as Vice President of its Southeast Regional Sales team. In this position, Mercier will be responsible for growing the company’s newly created…

Barron Lighting Group Appoints Paul Gray as Director of Growlite
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Barron Lighting Group Appoints Paul Gray as Director of Growlite

Arizona-based Barron Lighting Group has appointed Paul Gray as Director of Growlite – the company’s division specializing in lighting for the horticulture industry. Bringing over a decade of dedicated experience in the horticultural sector,  Gray joins Barron Lighting Group with a wealth of knowledge and an impressive track record of driving growth and fostering innovation…

The Nuckolls Fund Announces Grant Award Recipients 2024
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The Nuckolls Fund Announces Grant Award Recipients 2024

March 19, 2024 The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education is pleased to announce two important developments. At its January meeting the board welcomed five new board members and voted $130,000 in new grants. Named in honor of lighting designer and educator, James Nuckolls, the Fund supports lighting education through annual grants to college-level lighting programs,…

The RiverFront in Downtown Omaha Gets a Makeover and Lighting Facelift
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The RiverFront in Downtown Omaha Gets a Makeover and Lighting Facelift

March 19, 2024 Like so many waterfront cities, Omaha was looking for ways to revitalize its downtown parkland in an effort to create an aesthetically pleasing destination point. The city’s vision was to transform its three underutilized parks into a beautiful, entertaining recreational hotspot along the scenic Missouri River. What became known as the Omaha…