Revo Lighting Expands Sales Network
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Revo Lighting Expands Sales Network

New commercial luminaire brand Revo Lighting,  launched by California-based Espen Technology, has formed strategic alliances with numerous top-tier sales representatives. This rapidly growing sales network has solidified REVO Lighting’s position as a commercial luminaire brand and has also filled Revo’s sales pipeline with inquiries, quotes, sample requests, and initial orders.  “The market has embraced our…

Designplus Award 2024 by Light + Building: Nominees for Outstanding Design Innovations Announced
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Designplus Award 2024 by Light + Building: Nominees for Outstanding Design Innovations Announced

February 15, 2024 The expert jury of the renowned Designplus Award by Light + Building has made its decision: 33 outstanding design entries have been selected as nominees. The final winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on the first day of the fair, 3 March 2024, at the Design Plaza. The award-winning products…

Celebrating Black History Month 2024 with Jessie Frias of illuminico and WILD
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Celebrating Black History Month 2024 with Jessie Frias of illuminico and WILD

February 14, 2024 By Jessie Frias When I was asked if I would like to be featured in this month’s newsletter I had a couple of reactions. The first one was excitement, followed by anxiety, nervousness, and then fear. Initially I wanted to say no because of deadlines and the feeling that I would be adding…

Q-Tran Promotes Gean Tremain to CEO
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Q-Tran Promotes Gean Tremain to CEO

Connecticut-based architectural lighting manufacturer Q-Tran has promoted Gean Tremaine to the position of CEO. According to the company, “Gean has been instrumental in Q-Tran’s growth, most notably spearheading the introduction of LED lighting into the company’s product offering. He is excited to continue to push the company forward by fostering continuous improvements in all areas…

Jill Mungovan Tapped by LightAZ for Sales & Marketing Role
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Jill Mungovan Tapped by LightAZ for Sales & Marketing Role

Charleston, S.C.-based strategic marketing company GingerHead has announced Jill Mungovan will be responsible for Sales and Marketing for LightAZ, a prominent search engine in the professional lighting industry. Mungovan has more than 25 years in the lighting and electrical industry as a strategic marketing leader. Throughout her career with leading manufacturers, she demonstrated exceptional achievements…

LEDI Hires Ken Ripkowski as South-Central Regional Sales Manager
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LEDI Hires Ken Ripkowski as South-Central Regional Sales Manager

Houston-based architectural accent lighting manufacturer LED Inspirations (LEDI), has appointed Kenny Ripkowski as South-Central Regional Sales Manager, effective February 5th, 2024. Utilizing his extensive background of leadership and development roles, Ripkowski is committed to driving growth in the states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi in both the residential and commercial channels. “I’m on…

Axolight USA Appoints Mariya Reva as VP/Sales
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Axolight USA Appoints Mariya Reva as VP/Sales

Connecticut-based Axolight USA, a division of the Italian architectural lighting manufacturer Axolight, has appointed design veteran Mariya Reva as VP/Sales. Coming from an architectural and interior design background, in recent years Reva served as the National Dealer Sales Manager at Vibia USA, a division of the Barcelona-based Spanish lighting manufacturer, and is the founder of…

Insight Lighting announces Paul Pickard as Chief Technology Officer
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Insight Lighting announces Paul Pickard as Chief Technology Officer

January 31, 2024 Insight Lighting is excited to announce that Paul Pickard will be joining the Insight Lighting team as Chief Technology Officer. Paul is a 25-year veteran of the lighting industry, having provided technical leadership for Acuity, LLF, Cree, and Ecosense. He currently holds over 290 patents and has managed teams that have generated multiple…

Completed An Excellent Project with Lighting Controls? Submit Your Project to the 2024 IES Illumination Awards
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Completed An Excellent Project with Lighting Controls? Submit Your Project to the 2024 IES Illumination Awards

January 15, 2024 The Illuminating Engineering Society has announced that the 2024 IES Illumination Awards is now accepting project submissions, including the Lighting Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association. Early bird submissions ($50 savings) close January 31, 2024. The final submission deadline is February 23, 2024. Illumination Award Eligibility and Entry Rules:…

Call For Entries Opens in the 2024 IALD International Lighting Design Awards
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Call For Entries Opens in the 2024 IALD International Lighting Design Awards

January 11, 2024 Preparing for an exceptional 41st year, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has opened the Call for Entries in the 2024 cycle of its annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards. Receiving an IALD Award is universally heralded as the top honor in the lighting design industry. Since its inception in 1983,…

Jonestown becomes Texas’s 9th International Dark Sky Community
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Jonestown becomes Texas’s 9th International Dark Sky Community

January 11, 2024 The City of Jonestown, Texas, USA, has been officially designated as an International Dark Sky Community by DarkSky International. Jonestown now joins more than 210 certified International Dark Sky Places worldwide that have demonstrated strong community support for dark sky advocacy and strive to protect the night from light pollution. Jonestown is located…

Access Lighting Hires New National Sales Manager
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Access Lighting Hires New National Sales Manager

Irvine, Calif.-based lighting manufacturer Access Lighting has appointed Greg Sharp as National Sales Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for driving Access Lighting’s omnichannel sales initiatives. Sharp has 30 years of experience in the industry with a background in commercial and residential lighting, including tenure as an independent sale representative and as OEM…

Dark Sky Park Bulbjerg becomes Denmark’s 2nd International Dark Sky Park
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Dark Sky Park Bulbjerg becomes Denmark’s 2nd International Dark Sky Park

January 4, 2024 Dark Sky Park Bulbjerg, administered by Hawboernes Association in Lild Strand, was certified as Denmark’s second International Dark Sky Park by DarkSky International. This recognition stands as a significant accomplishment for the community, showcasing the outstanding quality of our night sky. It also serves as a platform for raising awareness about the…

2024 Travel Stipend Program from the ILAD Educational Trust
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2024 Travel Stipend Program from the ILAD Educational Trust

January 3, 2024 To promote the study of architectural lighting design, the IALD Education Trust provides a stipend for students and educators to attend educational lighting-related events, such as IALD Enlighten conferences, throughout the year. Awardees will be reimbursed for up to a specified amount for travel to and from their event, accommodation, and registration….

Lighting Advocacy Congress Formed to Further DEIR Missions in the Lighting Industry
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Lighting Advocacy Congress Formed to Further DEIR Missions in the Lighting Industry

January 3, 2024 The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is proud to announce the formation of a new entity dedicated to furthering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect (DEIR) in the lighting industry. The Lighting Advocacy Congress shall serve as a “United Nations” model for lighting organizations with DEIR missions to coordinate activities, share experiences, advice, and…