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The Social Media Revolution
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The Social Media Revolution

How this ubiquitous new form of communication is changing business. More

Email, Digital Documents, and Signatures
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Email, Digital Documents, and Signatures

While most businesses enjoy the ease of digital communication and negotiation,... More

Design Ownership
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Design Ownership

Intellectual property laws can be challenging for even the most sophisticated... More

International Waters
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International Waters

A primer for lighting designers interested in working overseas. More

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Uncle Sam Gives Back for Efficient Lighting

while it has suffered its fair share of criticism for favoring energy's supply side, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), which was passed by Congress on July 29, 2005, and signed into law on August 8, offers a number of favorable demand-side incentives. One of particular importance to lighting industry professionals is the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction, or Section 1331, an accelerated tax deduction to reward more investment in efficient lighting and other building systems. More

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Super Vision in Start Magazine

As issue surrounding intellectual property theft heat up, making headlines with increasing frequency, lighting manufacturers like Super Vision are finding themselves on the front pages. More

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Copying A Form Of Flattery?

Copying is said to be a form of flattery, but when it occurs at the scale of the global marketplace is it? With the overwhelming increase in the production and sale of counterfeit goods worldwide, how do designers and manufacturers protect their intellectual property? The issue of copying products within the lighting industry seems to have struck a particular nerve within the industry. How do these 'knock-offs' affect the design and manufacturing process? More

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