2019 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes and Notes

Meeting minutes and notes for the 2019 ALA Engineering Committee Meeting.

Navigating the Alphabet Soup of UPPs, MAPs, and other Veritical Price Restraints:  A Primer for the Lighting Industr
University of Oregon Publishes White Paper on Light, Views, and the Workplace Experience

Today, the University of Oregon published a new white paper, “The Impact of Lighting and Views in the Workplace of the Future.”

Lutron Electronics Announces Senior Leadership Team Evolution

Lutron Electronics recently announced the evolution of its senior leadership team. Executive Vice-Presidents Ramin Mehrganpour and Ed Blair have been appointed Lutron Co-Presidents as part of its senior leadership team development.


Justice Design Group, leading manufacturer in ceramic decorative lighting, distinctive shade materials and contemporary styles, announced today that the company has been acquired by Brandon Levin, president & CEO, and Robert Grant, vice president of sales & marketing.

Engineering and Technology Report

A summary of the ALA’s current engineering/technology activities.

2019 Conference Program Released

The 2019 ALA Conference program was released this April, with full details on all seminars and networking activities scheduled for Sept. 15 - 17 in Phoenix.

ALA Members, Staff Discuss Key Industry Issues in D.C.

This April, 20 ALA members and staff descended upon Washington, D.C., for the association’s annual fly-in.

New Lutron Aurora® Smart Bulb Dimmer Locks Toggle-Style Light Switch into Place, Keeping Philips Hue Smart Lighting “Always Ready”

Lutron joins the Philips Hue ‘Friends of Hue’ program, helping users regain control of their smart lighting by preventing the toggle switch from being accidentally turned off.

Lutron Eliminates the Guesswork and Frustration of Pairing the Right Dimmer to the Lighting Load, Ensuring Job Readiness and Saving Time

Lighting control leader Lutron Electronics is helping contractors save time with a flexible new dimmer that works with most lighting loads.

Hinkley Lighting Recognizes Outstanding Sales Representatives at National Sales Meeting

Hinkley Lighting recognized eight lighting agencies at its national sales meeting held prior to the January Lightovation event in Dallas, Texas. 

Live Residential Lighting Training Course Scheduled for June

ALA announced the next Lighting Specialist training course will be hosted June 3- 6, 2019, at Acuity Brands Lighting in Des Plaines, Ill., near Chicago.

The Retail Doctor to Give Keynote Address During ALA Conference

ALA recently announced The Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs, as keynote speaker for the ALA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 15 - 17, 2019. Phibbs is well-known across various industries for helping brick-and-mortar retailers beat online competition through exceptional customer experiences.

Hiring Top Talent

Hiring and retaining dedicated and skilled employees, particularly in the retail industry, can be difficult. Finding someone who will work hard, fit in with company culture, and stick around for the long run is no easy task.

Wiseway Supply Acquires Kentucky Lighting & Supply

Wiseway Supply, founded in 1972 by Biz and Jackie Cain, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kentucky Lighting & Supply.

Tips for Using Education Content on ALA’s Website

Last year, ALA launched a completely redesigned member website at, which included the launch of a new education platform. The education platform now allows ALA members to take control of their professional education by tracking completed courses, certifications, and more.

2019 Showroom of the Year Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2019 Showroom of the Year Awards, honoring outstanding lighting retailers across North America, have been announced.

New Conference Networking Activity Focuses on Building True Connections Through Play

When asked why they attend ALA Conference, members consistently name networking opportunities as one of the top reasons

Dallas Market Center Announces New Members of Lighting Board of Governors

Dallas Market Center and Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show, the largest residential lighting trade event in North America, today announced the election results and appointments for the Lighting Board of Governors.

Hinkley Lighting Acquires Regency Ceiling Fans

ALA member, Hinkley Lighting Inc., a leading designer and distributor of decorative lighting, announced today its acquisition of Regency Ceiling Fans and related assets from parent company, Tacony Corporation.