Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance recently announced a new working group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products, with security as a fundamental design tenet.
With over 400 exhibitors of architectural lighting, controls and related technologies, an exhibition expansion, a variety of educational accredited seminars, a new LED Museum, and a Saint Patrick's Day Light It Up Reception, this is a year you don't want to miss!
Brick and motor retailers are finding the competition even more intense with online shopping and it grows fiercer every year.
Downloads of shopping apps saw a 76% increase from 2015 to 2016 according to Retail Dive, indicating a strong change in the way consumers choose to research and perhaps complete their purchases. Furthermore, it is estimated by 2025, 20% of grocery purchases will be made online (Source: Harvard Business Review, What the Grocery Stores Holding Their Own Against Amazon Are Doing Right, 2019).
A distinguished panel of eighteen judges consisting of designers and lighting specialists awarded three Focal Point products an Architectural SSL magazine 2019 Product Innovation Award.
ALW announced that it has acquired v2 Lighting Group, Inc. of San Jose, CA, a move that further strengthens ALW’s position as an industry-leading manufacturer of specification-grade architectural and decorative LED luminaires. v2 Lighting Group is the leader in high-performance and highly-configurable cylinders, pendants, and sconces, making their product lines extremely complementary to ALW’s linear, MoonRing, and bespoke designs.