Lighting One Convention 2015 Celebrates Independence

One of the hallmarks of the lighting showroom industry is the abundance of privately owned stores.  To underscore its commitment to individual and multi-store retailers, the theme of this year’s conference is “Independence Empowered: Get Plugged In.”

Now reaching north of 150 members/250+ showrooms, Lighting One has been steadily increasing its ranks over the past several years. That growth has strengthened the group’s buying power, which in turn provides greater discounts and benefits for its distributor members. The decision to move the organization’s annual convention from January to June has yielded a larger turn-out for the International Lighting Market held concurrently at the Dallas Market Center this week.

At last night’s gala dinner and awards event, which officially closed the two-day, seminar-packed convention, outstanding Lighting One members – manufacturers, retailers, and sales representatives – who have made significant contributions in several categories were rewarded for their efforts.

Lighting One_Gregg Rick Seidman Howard Greenberg LeAnn

Commitment Award 2015
Quoizel Management Team

Lighting One_John Rot

Humanitarian Award 2015 (Retailer)
John Rot, The H Foundation

Humanitarian Award 2015  (Manufacturer) Progress Lighting

Humanitarian Award 2015 – Manufacturer
Progress Lighting

Dedication Award 2015 (Retailer) Gabriel Trinidad, Lighting Inc.

Dedication Award 2015 – Retailer
Gabriel Trinidad, Lighting Inc.

Dedication Award 2015 (Manufacturer) Steve Falk, Golden Lighting

Dedication Award 2015 – Manufacturer
Steve Falk, Golden Lighting

Sales Representative of the Year 2015 Aaron Ward, Horizon Lighting Sales & Marketing

Sales Representative of the Year 2015
Aaron Ward, Horizon Lighting Sales & Marketing

Rookie of the Year 2015 Gary & Debbie Loyd, The Light House Gallery

Rookie of the Year 2015
Gary & Debbie Loyd, The Light House Gallery

Supplier of the Year 2015 Crystorama

Supplier of the Year 2015
Crystorama

Member of the Year 2015 David Director, Connecticut Lighting Center

Member of the Year 2015
David Director, Connecticut Lighting Center

Lifetime Achievement Supplier Abe Kleinberg, Crystorama

Lifetime Achievement – Supplier
Abe Kleinberg, Crystorama

Lifetime Achievement Member Arthur Director, Connecticut Lighting CenterAccepted by David Director

Lifetime Achievement – Member
Arthur Director, Connecticut Lighting Center
(Accepted by David Director)