Lighting Showrooms: Online Stores

Should You Open an Online Store?

Suzy Teele, Chief Operating Officer of SnapRetail – the creators of an online marketing and sales solution specifically for small retailers – outlines the key issues to consider from a technology, business, marketing, and sales perspective. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a little more than 6 percent of all retail sales occur online. That […]

Lighting Utility Rebates

Using Utility Rebates: leveraging utility rebates

This is part two in a two part series about lighting showrooms leveraging utility rebates. Read part one.   It’s important to start the upgrade conversation with an understanding of the business’ current energy costs and consumption. So, an end-user must know how much money is being spent on energy costs, how to reduce energy […]

Utility-Rebates_Before-shot_Toyota

Utility Incentives in Action

The Gary Force Toyota dealership is an outstanding example of how LED upgrades make a big difference. Established in 1973, family-owned Gary Force Toyota is part of three award-winning auto dealerships that include Gary Force Honda and Gary Force Acura. Backed by years of business experience, owners Gary Force and Dave and Matt Stumbo possess […]

Title 26 (Part 6)

The 411 on Title 26 (Part 6)

Three months ago, changes to the lighting requirements under Title 24, Part 6 took effect. Here is a short list of the major updates and requirements affecting residential lighting codes and standards. California Lighting Technology Center UC-Davis has prepared a document – What’s New in the Title 24 2013 Code? – that presents an overview […]

Title 26 (Part 6)

Title 26 (Part 6) Resources

RESOURCES California Energy Commission www.energy.ca.gov/title24/2013standards For nearly 35 years, the California Energy Commission has saved Californians more than $66 billion in energy costs through its standards for energy-efficient buildings and appliances. These same standards have improved windows, lighting, air conditioning, and insulation while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 250 million metric tons. California’s […]

Residential Lighting Utility Rebates

Utility Company Rebate Update

 Customers reluctant to try out new lighting technology might change their mindset if they think of these incentives as getting paid to save energy. Lighting is only a portion of the energy-efficiency initiatives available to your local residential and commercial communities, but with Daylight Savings Time ending next month, it can be top of mind […]

Partnering-with-Electrician

Partnering With Electricians

Lighting showrooms are in a sweet spot. They have the LED knowledge that can make electricians’ jobs easier. Technology has become a game-changer for every aspect of the lighting industry. Over the many decades since Thomas Edison’s invention became mainstream, incandescent lighting hadn’t changed all that much. When low-voltage systems became popular, only a modest […]

Hermitage Lighting Gallery Nashville

Hermitage Lighting Gallery The True Nashville Star

 A weekly game of pinnacle, the advent of the hot plate, and the growing availability of household appliances all played a role in Hermitage Lighting Gallery’s evolution in Music City. There are several unique things that can only be found in Nashville – the Grand Ole Opry, the Parthenon, and Hermitage Lighting Gallery – and […]

European Residential Lighting Style

New Face of American Design: How to Sell European & American Style

Experts explain the differences between Modern lighting design in America versus Europe and the changing landscape affecting both markets today.   Although steeped in a cultural heritage centuries older than the U.S., Europe has long enjoyed the leading role in shaping the contemporary design direction of lighting while offering a bold and playful approach to […]

enLIGHTenment news

A Boost in Builder Business: Selling the Home Builder

The year 2013 showed positive signs in new home construction as well as existing home sales — a trend that is expected to increase in 2014.  While real estate sales in most major metropolitan cities never reached the lows that other areas in the country did, even the states that were hardest hit (i.e. Arizona, […]