Archive for the ‘Lighting Industry’ Category

Expanded NEMA Lighting System Index Edges Higher in First Quarter 2017

The first quarter of 2017 saw a 1.4% increase compared to 4Q 2016 but a 3.4% decline when compared to 1Q 2016. Emergency lighting, fixtures, and lighting controls posted quarter-over-quarter increases while the remaining components declined during the same period. The same components also posted year-over-year increases, but were offset by the decline in ballasts […]

Pompeo Group Teams with Tounge Associates

The Pompeo Group, Inc. recently announced a strategic alliance with Tounge Associates, a merger and acquisition firm. Tounge Associates’ expertise in the M&A field, combined with The Pompeo Group’s nearly three decades of lighting industry experience, can assist lighting, energy, IoT and electrical companies source buyers, merging partners or strategic acquisition targets.

IES Offers LC Study Group

I was very happy to gain the LC certification six years ago and would encourage any lighting practitioner to consider it. For those of you doing so, the Illuminating Engineering Society is offering an LC Study Group, an online, web-based support program. It’s not required to take the LC exam but may be helpful. Run […]

IALD Announces Winners of 34th Annual IALD Awards

The 34th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards recognized 22 projects from eight countries and including interiors, monuments, façades, museums and a residence. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring work found anywhere in the world of architectural lighting design. The highest point score winner across […]

GE Lighting Up for Sale

Following months of rumors, it is now confirmed that GE Lighting is up for sale, based on an internal memo by GE President and CEO Bill Lacey. This does not include Current by GE, which focuses on IoT, networked lighting, and wireless lighting control in buildings. tED Magazine has the story here. This post updated […]

Acuity’s Dan Ryan on Bundling in Lighting Industry

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dan Ryan, VP Product, IoT Solutions, Acuity Brands Lighting. The topic: disruption in lighting, notably the current trend of “bundling,” which was the subject of his presentation I caught at Strategies in Light. I’m happy to share his responses with you here. The interview informed an article I […]

IES Accepting Submissions for Next Progress Report

The Illuminating Engineering Society recently announced it is accepting submissions for the next IES Progress Report. The deadline is May 29, 2017. Learn more and submit your product here.

2017 Lighting Outlook

tED Magazine recently published a lighting supplement that featured a 2017 Lighting Outlook, based on surveys conducted by the magazine and LightNOW of lighting manufacturers, electrical distributors and electrical contractors. The results show a positive outlook for the year among all three market segments (example manufacturer results shown below). Click here to check it out.

Amazon Poised to Disrupt Electrical Distributor Industry

In an interesting blog post at, Nicholas Johnson states: Amazon Business head Prentis Wilson has openly identified Industrial Supply as a target for Amazon’s growing B2B marketplace. But one industry segment in particular stands out as ripe for disruption: the $160 billion electrical distribution industry. The reason: While other industry segments like electronics distribution […]

Mark Lien on the Forces of Change

In a recent column for LD+A, Mark Lien, LC, LEED-AP, Industry Relations Manager, Illuminating Engineering Society, talks about a meeting with several lighting futurists. Together, they evaluated a list of 10 propositions and were asked to agree or disagree with them. I believe the group was spot on in their agreement regarding one statement, “The […]