Environmentally Friendly Lighting

How to Sell the “Sustainable” Message to Consumers

Celebrity designer Angelo Surmelis and Susan Inglis of the Sustainable Furnishings Council give advice on helping consumers understand that “green” furniture doesn’t always mean having to pay more. Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious in their purchases — and they’re willing to pay more in order to own the greener product, according to the Sustainable […]

Brian Brandes - STACO

Brian Brandes: Is There A Challenger For Solid State Lighting?

With all of the attention paid to LED, are we at risk for missing alternative upstart technologies?   Is the state of the lighting business solid, or should I say solid state? As our industry is swept up in a rampant, technology change; let’s take a moment to assess where we are, and where we […]

Residential Lighting Sam Minoff

Leaders and Legends: Sam Minoff

  Leaders and Legends: Sam Minoff   Sam Minoff, Kichler The Early Years: When I got out of the Navy after WWII, I worked for a lighting company and always wanted to go into business for myself. I met a widow, Mrs. Kichler, who was trying unsuccessfully to run her deceased husband’s business. I bought her […]

2012 HD Boutique

The Lighting Perspective: A Peek at HD Boutique

By Marty Glantz The demographics of the show have changed over the years, but the lighting category continues to grow. Holding HD Boutique at the Miami Beach Convention Center, within walking distance of the trendy Lincoln Road boutiques and upscale restaurants – and equidistant from Ocean Drive and South Beach – certainly makes it an […]