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OSRAM LEDs Illuminate The Sistine Chapel

As of last month, the Sistine Chapel’s renowned artwork can be seen in its full beauty day and night at no risk to the paintings or the other priceless works, thanks to an extensive LED project. Photo Credit: ©Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano or the first time in several centuries, the annual 4.5 […]

Lamp Shades Style

The Secrets of Shade Sales

All too often replacement shades are treated like a step-child of lighting; however, these shade retailers prove that this category can become highly profitable if promoted properly. Shades: Every lamp has one, and many interior designers find shade replacements to be among the easiest and no-brainer décor updates for their clients. When left to their […]

GM Lighting Westin Surrey Hotel

A Landmark Celebration: The 10th anniversary of GM Lighting

One of the most respected leaders in the industry, Sy Gerber reflects on the 10th anniversary of GM Lighting, the changes in the industry, and the joy of working with his son. started from the bottom up, working at F&G Electric Supply in Chicago,” notes Sy Gerber, founder of GM Lighting. However he did not […]

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Retail Strategy: How to Combat Showrooming

Don Surdoval, from retail software provider Storis, offers advice for thwarting this bane of retailing. According to research cited by Don Surdoval, 87 percent of smartphone and tablet owners use those devices for shopping, plus there has been a 50 percent increase a week in online shoppers between 2012 and 2013. The problem, Surdoval told […]

Housing Market Forecast 2015

Indicators in the housing sector: Fortune Cookie Forecast 2015

An uptick in the number of single-family permits – which is currently only 44 percent of normal activity – is the key to a full-fledged housing recovery. Single-Family Production Poised to Soar in 2015 A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates, and pent-up demand will help single-family housing production rev up in 2015 […]


Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair Offers Optimism for 2015

Attendees and exhibitors report LED business steadily increased in 2014, with no signs of slowing in the coming year. The 16th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), finished strong, with participants expressing optimism about the year ahead. During the fair, the HKTDC commissioned an […]

Utility Rebates For Small Business

Using Utility Rebates Part 1

By Jeff Gatzow Lighting distributors that handle commercial work, multi-family housing, or smaller office spaces can boost their business with utility companies’ funding for installing LED luminaires. By now we’ve all heard about the myriad benefits of LED luminaires — their long life, tremendous energy and maintenance savings, and the even illumination. And yet, there is […]

Classic Lamp Parts

Classic Lamp Parts: An Unconventional Classic

Founded by industry veterans, Classic Lamp Parts is gathering steam as a new resource in component parts for lighting. Consider them familiar faces in a new place! Just as most people outside of the lighting industry don’t understand how portable lamps, sconces, and ceiling fixtures could possibly be interesting, that sentiment could probably go double […]

SOURCE Award-winning lighting designer Robert Singer

Robert Singer & Associates: Morningstar Residence, Aspen

Nestled in a valley, the warm incandescent quality of this luxurious yet rustic home in Aspen, Colo., shines through the large windows overlooking the river. The design goal for this mountain residence was to combine traditional architecture with modern lines and rustic finishes to create a stunning home that complements the surrounding environment. Eaton’s Cooper […]

Australian lighting design consultancy PointOfView

Chifley Tower: Lighting Facelift

Designed by New York architects Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) in association with Travis McEwen, Chifley Tower has been compared to some of the world’s renowned buildings, including the Chrysler and Empire State buildings in New York City and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Located in the heart of the Sydney’s financial and legal […]