Hinsdale Lighting Chicago

Hinsdale Lighting

A finalist in the ARTS Awards to be announced this month, Hinsdale Lighting adds sparkle to a Chicago suburb. After teaching high school English for eight years in the Chicago area, Karen Lang was at a crossroads in her life. She took a leave of absence from her teaching position, traveled through Europe, and even […]

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How Are Lighting Reps Weathering the Storm?

Industry sales veteran Marty Glantz sits down with reps around North America to discuss how the struggling economy has affected their livelihoods. By Marty Glantz We’re very aware of how the factories and showrooms are doing in these trying times, but have you ever thought about the folks in the middle? I’m talking about the […]

Light Bulbs Etc

Retail Spotlight: Light Bulbs Etc.

Light Bulbs Etc. & Lifestyles has everything homeowners and designers could want, but possibly haven’t even imagined…yet. “Sometimes a lighting showroom is the worse place to see how a lighting fixture looks,” says Melvyn Kahn, referring to the cluttered appearance of many electrical supply houses and lighting stores. “We’re a design industry,” he notes, adding […]

December Lighting Showroom

December 2012 Residential Lighting Showroom Standouts

 December 2012 Residential Lighting Showroom Lights Low Country Originals The 8-light U chandelier measures 48” long x 24” wide. Its clean lines and neutral finish can suit a variety of environments. www.lowcountryoriginals.net Chelsea House An Old Gold finish distinguishes this iron Wheat sconce measuring 20” high x 16” wide. www.chelseahouseinc.com   Uttermost Multi-Tasking Mirror: This […]

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2012 Hong Kong Lighting Fair Offered Innovation to a Record Crowd

At the 2012 Hong Kong Lighting Fair, buyers from North America, Europe, and Scandinavia marked interest from manufacturers seeking Energy Star and Zhaga certification. The Autumn Edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in late October, hosted a record-breaking 2,300 exhibitors from 37 countries and […]

Senior citizens lighting needs

Brightening the Home for Seniors

Senior citizens have specific lighting needs. Here’s what you need to know to cater to this niche properly. One of the most-talked-about seminars at the recent 2012 ALA Conference was Lighting for Senior Living: New Ideas for a Growing Market, which featured Eunice Noell-Waggoner, president of the Center of Design for an Aging Society; Naomi […]

David Stark Arizona Lighting Representative

David Stark Is Very Serious About Helping His Customers

This Arizona lighting rep David Stark is very serious about helping his customers become more profitable. David Stark was born in Indiana, but lived all over the country as a child since his dad was in the Armed Forces. Not a fan of the peripatetic lifestyle that being in the military entails, Stark decided to […]

Butler Lighting serving High Point, North Carolina

Butler Lighting: Family Name, Business Creed

Although Butler is the family name behind a multi store lighting business, it also aptly describes the company’s creed With showrooms in the High Point, Greensboro, and Lewisville, N.C. area, Butler Lighting pretty much has this portion of the Piedmont Triad covered.  In fact, the High Point store – the largest of the trio at […]

Retail Spotlight - Light By Design

Retail Spotlight: Light By Design in San Antonio

Light by Design operates in a very different way than most showrooms. “We’re here to grant your design wishes,” states Vanessa Turney, co-owner of the 2010 and 2011 ARTS Award-winning Light by Design showroom in San Antonio, Texas.   “This is a studio that makes lighting personal,” she adds.  How the team at Light by Design […]

French Quarter Lighting: New Orleans Style Deep in Housten, TX

French Market Lighting: New Orleans Style Deep in Houston

 The Cajun expression “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!”  (Let the good times roll) evokes the fun and freshness that French Market Lighting has brought to the Houston area. Mention New Orleans to most anyone and among the first things that come to mind are the audacious cuisine, the free-spirited culture, authentic jazz, and the rich […]