Page 14 - Contract Lighting Magazine February 2019
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EDISON PRICE LIGHTING FULFILLS $50,000 PLEDGE TO THE NUCKOLLS FUND
SOLARIA LIGHTING’S FOUNDER RETIRES, CLOSES COMPANY
 A er 25 years of collaborating with leading designers, builders, and speci ers, Rob Warrington – President & Founder of Solaria Lighting, headquartered in Decatur, Ga. – has announced his retirement.
“I have enjoyed the inspiring work and many lifelong relationships a orded to me over the years in the industry,” Warrington states, adding, “While I am exiting the industry, I am sure that Solaria customers will continue to illuminate their homes with charm and sophistication.”
Operationally, Solaria will cease procurement and production in early 2019. In addition, the company’s website has been updated to re ect only in-stock inventory.
Emma Price
 The receipt of a $50,000 contribution pledged by Long Island City, N.Y.-based Edison Price Lighting to The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education was announced by Je rey A. Milham, president. “With this signi cant donation, Edison Price Lighting has become an Advocate of the Fund, which is the Fund’s highest category of giving,” says Milham.
Edison Price Lighting has become the   h major donor in the Fund’s Advocate category, joining Designers Lighting Forum of New York, New York City Section of the
Illuminating Engineering Society, Jonas Bellovin Memorial Foundation, and Nulux Incorporated.
Edison Price Lighting president Emma Price a rmed that her  rm’s program to actively assist lighting education has been on-going. “We believe there is an enormous need for increased lighting education,” she remarks. “The Nuckolls Fund, by directly  nancing courses in lighting at colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, ensures that quali ed students can receive needed instruction in the art and science of lighting.”
The Nuckolls Fund plays an important role in educating current and future generations of professional lighting specialists. “The return on our investment in The Nuckolls Fund is knowing that the courses they make possible directly contribute to creating the excellent lighting that is integral to good architecture, and to enhancing the human experience,” Price comments.
The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, named in honor of the late lighting designer and educator James Nuckolls, has distributed
a total of $1.140 million in grants and awards. It celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019 with the awarding of grants and awards at the DLFNY LEDucation conference, March 12-13, at the New York Hilton.
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