ALA Members Earn
As of July 27, 2017, the following individuals have earned professional
certifications from ALA. The Lighting Associates have demonstrated their
knowledge of the fundamentals of lighting design, layout and technology,
while the Lighting Specialists have earned their designation through their
advanced knowledge in every aspect of the residential lighting industry,
including trends, technology and technical developments. Specific types of
Specialists are experts in particular topics related to lighting.
Lighting New York
Energy Efficiency Day
On Oct. 5, 2017, a nationwide network will promote the benefits of energy
efficiency for the second annual Energy Efficiency Day campaign.
The campaign focuses on showing the positive impact of energy efficiency by
showcasing concrete, effective ways to save energy and money. Through this
campaign, participants strive to spotlight people and technologies involved in
The campaign is also promoting the Light Bulb Challenge, in which participants
are encouraged to change at least one light bulb to an LED. Additionally, the
Office Lighting Challenge is an easy way for building owners and managers to
save energy and money. This challenge encourages offices to switch out at least
10 light bulbs for LED bulbs.
Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort of regional and national
organizations working to promote energy efficiency. More than 175 government
agencies, companies, utilities, cities, and other organizations were official
supporters in 2016. More information can be found at energyefficiencyday.org.
Lighting New York ( continued )
Slater Lighting Solutions
Elena A. Burns
Lamps Plus ( continued )
Joshua Thomas Zarling
Madison Lighting Ltd.
Lofings Lighting, Inc.
Wolfers Lighting, Inc.
ALA PAC Contributors
Thank you to the following individuals who contributed to the ALA Political
Action Committee between June 6 and August 17, 2017. The PAC has raised
more than $50,000 this year so far. To learn more about contributing to the PAC,
Ralph Flores, Flores Lighting Group
Dave Brenneman, Lite Source
Richard Kurtz, Jesco Lighting
Eric Steinbrenner, Kichler Lighting
Kirsten Recce, Black Whale Lighting
Jeff Skippon, LIGHT
Misty Skippon, LIGHT
Bill Shott, Hammerton
Stephen Rice, Rice Consulting
Larry Metz, Northern Lighting
Ken Lebersfeld, Capitol Lighting
Nicole Bretzing, Bretzing & Assoc.
Todd Phillips, Quoizel, Inc.
Malcom Tripp, American Lighting Brands
Tom Dicks, Hinkley Lighting
Mike Hadank, Kichler Lighting
Joe Hoonhout, Cabinet & Lighting Studio
Yuh-Mei Hutt, Golden Lighting
Saeed Cohen Dip, Elco Lighting
ALA Members Volunteer to Assist in Revising
Residential Lighting Training Manual
This August, a group of ALA-member volunteers met in Dallas to assist in the
rewrite of the association’s Residential Lighting Training Manual. Due to the
manual’s extensive size and subject matter, these members have stepped up
to assist in moving the revision process along.
The members meeting in Dallas included
Elise Severson, CLC, CLMR, partner, Lytestyles;
and Preston Gomez, showroom manager,
Sun Lighting. Severson and Gomez met with
Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES, ALA education
consultant for two days to kick-start the
revision process. Also assisting on the rewrite,
are ALA members Laurie Gross, CLC, president,
Gross Electric, Inc.; and Brody Foy, CPMR,
sales representative, Western Lighting.
Currently, the volunteers are focusing on
revising key chapters in the RLTM, including
those on LEDs, regulations and ceiling fans.
The group will also read through the entire manual
reworking and updating where needed.
This is phase one of the manual update. Additional revisions will be implemented
in the next few years, with enhancements such as supplemental webinar-based
training and EPUB document viewing, as well as hard-copy printing options.
Sept. 18 Marks
National Ceiling Fan Day
The industry will recognize the fifth annual National Ceiling
Fan Day (NCFD) Sept. 18, 2017. Many ALA members will
participate in celebrating this day
by offering discounts and other
promotions in conjunction with NCFD.
The goal of NCFD is to educate consumers about the benefits and
potential cost savings of ceiling fan usage. The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency recommends using ceiling fans to eliminate or
reduce the need to use AC systems, because ceiling fans consume far
less energy. ALA members are encouraged to join the industry in celebrating
this day and promoting energy efficiency.