2015 ARTS Awards Winners Announced

26th Annual ARTS Awards Judges

The winners of the 26th Annual ARTS Awards were celebrated at a gala event held at the Anatole Hotel during the Total Home + Gift Market.  Stay tuned to enLIGHTenmentmag.com and print issues of enLIGHTenment for more in depth coverage.   Lighting Showroom East/Atlantic:  Yale Appliance & Lighting, Dorchester, Mass. Midwest/Southwest: NorthWest Lighting & Accents, […]

Lighting One Kicks Off Dallas Market With Special Tour of Lights Fantastic PRO


St. Louis-based Lighting One – North America’s largest buying cooperative of independent lighting specialty retailers – treated its membership to an exclusive tour of what has been billed as the “showroom of the future.” Lights Fantastic PRO, a new showroom in Lewisville, Texas, is a member of Lighting One and is operated by father-and-son owners […]

Lights Fantastic Pro Opens Revolutionary LED Lighting Showroom

Lights Fantastic 2

Retailers wanting to be inspired about conveying the exciting age of LED lighting to their customers are invited to attend a special event held at Lights Fantastic Pro’s new concept store and tour the “Showroom of the Future.” The event – held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on January 15 with complimentary shuttle service from […]

Wilshire Unveils Patented LED Lighting System at Dallas Market


It has been quite a few years since domestic lighting manufacturer Wilshire had a presence in the Dallas Market Center (DMC), although the company has continued manufacturing custom fixtures in its Taunton, Mass. facility for clients. This month Wilshire returns to the DMC as brothers Mark and Paul Segill unveil an innovative product line in […]

XO Lights Debuts Lighting Technology & Training Center at DMC


As the owner of Hansen Lighting in Utah, founder of XOLights, and a former Chair of the ALA Electronic Technology Committee, Jason Petersen has always been a big believer in lighting education. A newcomer to the industry when he purchased a struggling lighting showroom at age 23, Petersen has a history of turning businesses around, […]

DOE Housing Innovation Awards

Housing Innovation Awards

The DOE’s recent Housing Innovation Awards are proof that Zero Energy Homes are gaining in popularity, and energy-efficient lighting is an essential component. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently bestowed its Housing Innovation Awards, recognizing the best innovation on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes. The awards ceremony took place several months ago […]

The House a Crowd Built: American Homeowner Preservation

American Homeowner Preservation

Creative projects on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and even Quirky have made headlines as crowd-funding success stories, the idea is also catching on in real estate. Ever since a young Ohio resident started a Kickstarter campaign to bankroll the ingredients for making a potato salad (his goal was $10 and ended up netting $55,000), crowd-sourcing has become […]

Millennials Are Optimistic About Homeownership

Millennials Are Optimistic About Homeownership

According to Zillow’s Chief Economist, Millennials are optimistic about homeownership — even though they might have to wait longer to achieve it   In the recent presentation House Hunting With Millennials, Dr. Stan Humphries from the real estate network Zillow®, analyzed information compiled during a summer 2014 Zillow U.S. Housing Confidence survey as it related […]