Lutron Founder Joel Spira Inducted into Lehigh County Bicentennial Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spira is one of 24inductees to receive this prestigious designation 

Coopersburg, PA (March 12, 2012)  Lutron Electronics is pleased to announce that Joel Spira, its Founder, Owner and Director of Research, has been inducted into the Lehigh County Bicentennial Hall of Fame. The induction took place on Saturday, March 10, in conjunction with the Lehigh County Bicentennial celebration in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

The Lehigh County has been home to Lutron since 1961, when Spira started the business in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. He relocated the business to Coopersburg in 1970 and to this day, runs the company’s global operations from the same campus he built more than 40 years ago. 

“Joel Spira was a clear choice for the inaugural class of the Lehigh County Hall of Fame," said Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham, chairman of the Lehigh County Bicentennial Committee, which created the Hall of Fame. "He is already in the equivalent of the United States "Hall of Fame" with his papers and designs of the first dimmer switch in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., right next to the work of Thomas Edison. Mr. Spira is an American treasure and we are proud that he calls Lehigh County home and that he chose to build Lutron Electronics, Inc. here," said Cunningham. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized as an inaugural Hall of Fame inductee,” said Spira. “I’ve called this area home for more than 50 years – both personally and professionally – and find it to be one of the most charming areas to raise a family and to enjoy the sights and sounds of the community.” 

Other Bicentennial Hall of Fame inductees, all with ties to Lehigh County, include Former Chrysler Corporation CEO, Lee Iacocca; Marley & Me author John Grogan; Superbowl Champions Dan Koppen and Matt Millen; and a host of otherathletes, celebrities and notable personalities. 

About the Lehigh County Bicentennial
Lehigh County was created 200 years ago during America’s infancy, just as our young nation was preparing to go to war again with Great Britain in the War of 1812. And, just as those Americans persevered, overcame adversity and prospered, the original inhabitants of this county of rolling farmlands and the young city of Allentown built a foundation for the future. During the last two centuries Lehigh County has welcomed waves of immigrants and continued to grow, becoming a large and diverse metropolitan county with about 350,000 people while still maintaining a quiet charm and rich quality of life. 

About Lutron Electronics (
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energy-saving lighting controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand-by power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile, while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world. 

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Fashion Manufacturing Overview – Footwear Industry

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The footwear industry plays the most important position in the world of women's fashion. The world's creation of ladies' fashion footwear is more than that of men's footwear. Variety of materials like leather, rubber, fur, plastic, suede, fabric etc. are used in mechanized women's footwear.

Footwear employees make durable and trendy shoes, boots and flip-flops. The fabric is first checked in terms of power, quality and color. Modern examples are then traced onto the objects from which the footwear is to be prepared. Then the model are cut along the sketch and sewn mutually. This method may be different, depending on the natural world of footwear.

Further in this development, shoemakers also connect heels and outsoles, attach shoe uppers and relate insoles. The heels of shoes/boots are formed with a knife and polished on a helm for smoothness. Lastly, the footwear is colored and polished (in case of leather).

Machines used :

Footwear employees mostly use hand tools and machinery to make shoes, boots and slippers in a variety of designs. The most frequent ones are listed below.
  • Awls
  • Knives
  • Punching machines (to make holes)
  • Hammers
  • Sole stitchers
  • Sewing machines
  • Computerized machinery
  • Polishing machines
  • Skivers (for splitting leather)

History and Source of Ladies Costume Jewelry

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Fashion jewelry is almost as old as the human civilization itself. Beautification with different accessories dates reverse to 3500 BC when women are dressed in jewelry throughout religious resources. It was a general assurance that jewelry warded off sin, and brought good luck to the wearer. The women of those periods made simple costume jewelry with scrapes, teeth and bones of animals.

Later, they start on making jewelry from wood, metal, and ivory. They also finished jewelry by stringing stones onto reed or jute. Bullets were strung mutually to make bracelets and necklaces. Wire was used to build costume jewelry with simplistic, yet normal designs like flowers, animals and leaves. Native American jewelry prepared of ancient droplets is popular still at present. Other resources used to make jewels were bird feathers, delicate fish bones, human hair, berries, beetle's wings etc.

Fashion jewelry move towards to the front position with the increase of the middle class in the 19th century. Replication of excellent jewelry of the rich expands fame during this time. Gemstones were restored with artificial stones. Foils were used below the synthetic stones to give a rich shine to pieces of jewelry. Pedestal metals like copper and brass were used as a substitute of gold and silver. Such jewelry was a beloved among the masses because it was not only visually interesting, but also economical.

World's most amazingly expensive Dog Collars

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

As we all know that diamond is the best friend of every girl but have you ever listen to that dog’s also diamond the best friend Yeah! It’s real then wherever in that mix, dogs and diamonds get together. I believe dogs are also like to find diamond jewels.
Enter the wicked array of collars available for rich pet owners who dote ahead their dogs called La Collection de Bijoux. The necklace are covered with valuable jewels typically sapphires and diamonds and selection from $150,000 to an amazing $3.2million.
 Dogs Diamonds have fashioned and each collar is modified and takes eight to 12 weeks to complete. The most extravagant is the 52-carat diamond collar, named the world’s most expensive.

It features three levels of diamonds in a chandelier plan and features a stunning 1,600 diamonds on the collar. And though most pet owners would do anything for their canine buddies, the $3.2million cost label may be a small piece comfortable for most owners.

For those with a more royal taste, the Amour De La Mer features 600 hand-set diamonds and an 8.5-carat blue that is not unsimilar to an enormously well-known royal engagement ring.

And for $900,000, it as fine, spends a beautiful penny. A Forbes editor the Amour was called ‘the Bugatti of dog collars’!

Importance of Women Footwear

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Women's footwear is offered in lots of many styles and colors. It is a general fact that women have passion for three essential fashion accessories: Jewelry, Bags and Footwear. Footwear has constantly been connected with defensive and garnishing the feet. Nowadays, footwear is an important part in every woman's fashion pool. It provides us a deep imminent into a woman's individuality. Ladies footwear imitates their instinctive wish to be appearing upon as somebody unique and extraordinary. At present it is very familiar to see a women's secret packed with many pairs of shoes.

Growing Popularity of Women Fashion Footwear

In current’s world of fashion, footwear for women sorts from hi-fi, exciting ones to relaxed ones- the functional shoes. Modern women have right of entry to shopping malls, specialty shoe stores, and boutiques where they can purchase accurately the style and kind of shoe they would like to equal their business, their style to give an absolute look. Whether you're dressing up for a proper instance or going sporty, it is significant to find the correct pair of shoes to fill your style declaration. As you dress up, it is required to think about the type of shoes you wear. The shoes are made-up to complete your entire out fit in style.

For many women, footwear is a realistic need as for many others; shoes are a fascination, an essential aspect of dressing. Those women who outlook shoes as just a requirement are those who buy the low-priced women sandals. But then it is extremely imperative that even if your shoes are less classy, do not disregard the console part. It is very important, which each type of shoes you wear; comfortability should be the primary choice in preferring exact footwear. Shoes come in many designs in organize to ensemble all tastes of people. As you purchase a shoe, you have to be superior at merging the group with the shoes you are wearing.

Modern maternity clothes and its types

Saturday, March 3, 2012
Maternity clothes are intended for making the mom to be lots more relaxed and at easiness. Such clothes are so considered, that they give sufficient amount of calm and exposure to the whole body. Maternity clothing has the fundamental characteristics of free flows and soft and relaxed material.

Maternity Clothing Material

The fashion maternity clothing stuff is selected up keeping in mind the responsive state of a pregnant lady, thus, the fabrics are normal, relaxed, light weighted and of flexible material. The majority often natural cloths are selected for producing pregnancy clothing so that yet the body can inhale at ease within the levels of clothes. The stretchy fabrics alter with the rising belly and concurrently make comfort to the mommy as well.

Appropriate Time for Maternity Clothes

The suitable time of buying a pair of maternity clothes depends plenty on how rapidly the stomach shows up. However in general, it is best to exchange your regular clothes with plus size maternity clothes the instant you start feeling sore in your usual wears. Generally women outgrow their lower more early as evaluated to their shirts or tops. Currently inventive products like Bellabands are accessible to raise the life of pre-pregnancy clothes.

Types of Maternity Clothing

Maternity clothing should not be mystified with loose ill fixed marquee like attires as there is a broad range choice in maternity clothing. Following are few types of women's maternity clothings:
  • Maternity Dresses
  • Maternity Gowns
  • Maternity Jeans
  • Maternity Tunics
  • Maternity Special Lingeries
  • Skirts
  • Cargo pants
  • Empire Waist Tops