Author: Hannah Carroll

Domestic lighting manufacturer Barn Light Electric (BLE), based in Titusville, Fla., is celebrating 10 years of success as one of the leading manufacturers of vintage-style lighting. Owners Bryan and Donna Scott took a leap of faith when they left their professional careers to launch BLE as a full-time business in 2008. The company now occupies more than 65,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space, employs 130 people, and offers more than 5,000 products. BLE has also been featured on CNN, CNBC, and HGTV as a business success story. “We didn’t know what would happen. We didn’t even know...

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Cooledge Launches Boston Office

Cooledge Lighting Inc., based in Vancouver, announced the launch of commercial offices in Waltham, Mass. The new space will house sales, product management, and marketing functions, while R&D, engineering, and manufacturing operations will remain at the company’s headquarters in British Columbia. The company hopes the newly-established East Coast presence will complete its transition from fast-growth startup to an industry leader in luminous surfaces; illumination integral to architecture. “Cooledge is exploiting the advantages of LEDs by delivering flexible, customizable luminous surfaces that change the way we use and experience light,” says CEO William J. Sims. “As a long-time hub for...

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Duravit and Studio 804 collaborate for upcoming housing project

Duravit, headquartered in New York, has joined forces with Kansas-based Studio 804, Inc. to promote adaptive architecture and design. Studio 804 is a not-for-profit that builds and designs a home each year that represents sustainable, affordable, and inventive building solutions. Duravit will donate a variety of bathroom product for the 2018 house, highlighting the impact of forward-thinking, modern bathroom design. “Our partnership with Studio 804 is a testament to the value of their program,” says Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder. “The effort, research, and care that goes into every Studio 804 project is something Duravit is incredibly proud to...

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Philips Lighting & American Tower Corporation to Accelerate Smart City Transformation

American Tower Corporation and Philips Lighting are developing 4G/5G enabled LED smart light poles for roadways, streets and parking lots to improve wireless access in urban areas while also providing quality energy-efficient lighting. “As the demand for wireless broadband continues to grow, Wireless Carriers need a repeatable, scalable way to densify networks quickly,” says Steven Marshall, President U.S. Tower, a division of American Tower Corporation. “Our alliance with Philips Lighting brings Wireless Carriers access to premium pre-approved sites, with a smart pole that aesthetically blends into urban locations, delivering wireless broadband hidden in plain sight.” Equipped with a fully...

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National Lighting Bureau Elects New Chair

Cary S. Mendelsohn has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government. Mendelsohn, CEO and owner of Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co. (ILMC), represents the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO) on the NLB board of directors. Mendelsohn founded the ILMC with his father in 1973. The family-owned-and-operated business now services more than 2,000 customers with a staff of more than 50 employees. In addition to expanding ILMC, Mendelsohn has been active in the lighting industry for more than four decades, having...

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