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 […]

Home Decor Accessories Fall 2014

2014 Fall Preview: Sales With Accessories

It’s said that the average consumer buys a new lighting fixture every 20 years. To keep customers coming back, showrooms rely on accent furniture and decorative accessories to encourage more frequent foot traffic and sales. Here are some of the latest designs seen at markets.`   Norwalk Furniture: Made in the USA, the Nora ottoman […]

Residential-Lighting-Family-Business

Generation Next: Succession planning among family

Independent family-run lighting businesses face some challenges that publicly held corporations do not.  One of the most emotionally complex involves hiring relatives and considering succession planning among family.       In the ’90s movie You’ve Got Mail, Tom Hanks’ character quotes the famous line from The Godfather, “It’s not personal, it’s business” as his […]

2 Lanes South American-Picker

2 Lanes South: Interview With David Phillips

David Phillips of 2 Lanes South takes a rare late afternoon break from fabricating his unique lighting line to elaborate on the hallmarks of hand-craftsmanship, his lighting collaboration with American Pickers star Mike Wolfe, and his adopted city of Nashville. For the past 15 years Dave Phillips has been creating custom chandeliers and pendants for […]

Omni Nashville-Grenald Waldron Associates

Omni Hotel: Music City Marvel

This year’s ALA Conference – held at the Omni Nashville Hotel – has a unique bonus: it connect to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as well as the recently renovated Convention Center featuring an award-winning lighting design. Photography by Ryan Linton The core philosophy at renowned lighting design firm GWA Lighting (Grenald […]

Meet the 2014ALA Pillars of Industry

Meet the ALA 2014 Pillars of the Industry

During the official ceremony at this month’s ALA Conference, the recipients will talk about their backgrounds in the industry, but we took a fun approach to revealing what you don’t know about this year’s honorees. The Pillar of the Industry awards recognize three ALA members – one for each category served by the ALA (manufacturers’ […]

Designer Davis Weeks

David Weeks: Lighting & Product Designer

David Weeks sat down with enLIGHTenment Magazine to discuss his evolution from lighting to exploring other categories such as toys and furniture.   enLIGHTenment Magazine: After nearly 20 years of successful lighting design, how would you describe your signature style?  David Weeks: The word that has been coming up recently is “honest.” That hardly describes […]