Govt Opportunities for Lighting Showrooms

Govt. Regulations & Opportunities for Residential Lighting Showrooms

Government Regulations & Opportunities for Retail Lighting Showrooms All of the rapid, large-scale changes in lighting regulations and available technologies create the following business opportunities for lighting showrooms: Consumers are already facing an unprecedented level of confusion about the new technologies available and are having a legitimately difficult time finding good replacement options for legacy […]

2013 Government Regulations

2013 Government Regulations Affecting the showroom & decorative lighting industries

A look at changes in government regulations and legislation that will affect lighting manufacturers, lighting showrooms & the decorative lighting industries By David Shiller and Terry McGowan, FIES, LC It is the end of 2012, and you are likely engaged in business planning for the coming year.  Now is a good time to consider what […]

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Rep Report: David May

David May has taken a unique path in the lighting industry: working for a major manufacturer, then managing two ARTS Award-winning lighting showrooms, and now a turn as a factory rep. Growing up on a farm in Iowa, David May was used to working hard.  “I was always interested in having money so I could […]

Residential Lighting: Home Remodeling Market Is Losing Steam

Home Remodeling Market Losing Steam: NAHB

After record highs, new report shows the remodeling sector  has slowed in 2012. Multi-Family Housing Outlook NHMC Survey Points To Continued Growth Statistics Point to Housing Growth in 80 Cities According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the second quarter results of the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) slipped under pressure from a softening […]

Light+Building in Germany or Lightfair in Las Vegas: technological lighting advances

Technological Lighting Advances

Whether you attended Light+Building in Germany or Lightfair in Las Vegas, there was a lot of talk about whether consumers on both sides of the Atlantic were ready for the technological advances being made or if general acceptance is still years away. Progressive retailers are carrying the latest light sources to have on-hand for the […]

A Critical Advancement in the MR16 by Jim Benya

A Critical Advancement in the MR16

While most of the world’s politicians and environmentalists are focused on the demise of the common incandescent lamp and the rise of the A-lamp LED for existing lamp sockets worldwide, designers are anxious for the LED MR16 lamp. In a wide range of applications in homes, hotels, stores, offices, and outdoor locations, the MR16 halogen […]

WithIt & WMCLV: Influential Women in the Home & Design Industry

WithIt & WMCLV: Influential Women in the Home & Design Industry

WithIt – professional women in the home and furnishings industries During the winter Las Vegas Market,  the home furnishing industry’s women’s leadership development network WithIt and World Market Center Las Vegas (WMCLV) partnered to provide an educational event and mentoring session designed to benefit interior designers, independent retailers, and students pursuing careers in design. The […]

Richard Alan & Associates: Houston TX

My Rep Ride-Along: Richard Alan of Richard Alan & Associates

My Rep Ride-Along I didn’t know what to expect driving around for 120 miles with the 2010 ARTS Award winner and recent 2011 ARTS Award nominee for best rep in the Midwest/Southwest region.  I have known Richard Alan of Richard Alan & Associates for almost 20 years, however, I wondered, “Would my impression of him […]


In Memoriam: Hundred Watt Bulb

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Weiss & Biheller: Distributor of PRECIOSA in North America

Weiss & Biheller celebrates its second High Point market and looks forward to increasing marketshare