May 22, 2020
Paul Tarricone
Paul Tarricone, Editor and Publisher LD+A

My April “Editor’s Note” examined what’s new with the business of lighting, rather than the art and science of our profession. Now, I write this June “Editor’s Note” four weeks after the world was knocked off its axis by the COVID-19 pandemic. No walk of life or business has been immune from the effects.

In our industry, the first big story was the postponement, in succession, of Light + Building, LEDucation and LightFair. That was quickly followed by detailed updates from lighting organizations that ran the gamut from designers and manufacturers to trade associations. Without exception, these messages were a mixture of concern and reassurance that business will carry on. Many companies emphasized the particular strengths they bring to the marketplace in troubling times. Here is some of what they had to say:

These are just some of the stories. For more on how the industry has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, our coverage starts on p. 24.

We press on.