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.
Rick Wiedemer to be Inducted into ALA Lighting Hall of Fame
ALA recently announced Rick Wiedemer, chief executive officer of Hinkley Lighting, as the 2019 Lighting Hall of Fame inductee.
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 ALAMembers.com, 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.
A Guide to the Most Useful Lighting Technical Information
The internet is full of technical lighting resources, but deciphering which ones are correct, up to date and applicable to residential lighting can be difficult.
President's Letter - January 2019
ALA, DMC Partner to Host Seminars During Lightovation
During January Lightovation, ALA and the Dallas Market Center (DMC) will partner to provide a series of seminars on social media and business success.
ALA Lightovation Committee Meetings
All committee meetings will be held in The SMART Center, TM 4826.