Home Builder Report 2015

2015 Home Builders Repoet

Right up through the New Year, the good news that lighting retailers have been hearing – and experiencing since May – about construction and remodeling coming back have proved true. Analysis from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released last month found all three components of private residential construction spending continued to increase in […]

Nick Alain of Luna Bella

Luna Bella-Nick Alain

Nick Alain of Luna Bella shares his design influences for his lighting, furniture, and accessories.   In Italian “Luna Bella” means “beautiful moon,” but when it comes to the interior design industry, “Luna Bella” is synonymous with whimsical hand-made lighting and furniture and is one of the most sought-out manufacturers wherever the company has exhibited – New […]

Lauren Consoli: Designer On the Rise

Lauren Consoli Lighting Designer

Lauren Consoli grew up surrounded by design. The daughter of an interior designer mother and an artist-sculptor father who was actively involved in the art therapy movement, Consoli recalls the series of homes her family lived in as “always in the middle of a restoration.” While other kids in the neighborhood might have spent their […]

How to Coordinate Lighting With Pantone Color Of The Year: Marsala

Pantone Color Of The Year Marsala

Ever since Pantone announced its 2015 Color of the Year – Marsala – last week, consumers are interested in applying it to their décor. EnLIGHTenment Magazine‘s Editorial Director Linda Longo sat down with color expert Donna Frasca of Decorating by Donna in Charlotte, N.C. to find out which lighting finishes and tones in home decor […]

MaxLite Donates to New Jersey Food Rescue Program

News MaxLite

West Caldwell, N.J.-based MaxLite has donated $1,500 to Table to Table through the organization’s “Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch” program. Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects fresh and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to nearly 70 recipient agencies that serve four counties in the […]

January Dallas Market: New Lighting Showrooms & Resources

Dallas Market Center

Next month’s International Lighting Market, held next in conjunction with the Dallas Hospitality & Contract Design Show at the Dallas Market Center (DMC) January 14-18, will boast many new and expanded showrooms. In addition, there will be educational seminars presented by the American Lighting Association (ALA) at $49 for members and $74 for non-members. To […]

Surya Unveils Hospitality Lighting Collection

enLightenment: Residential Lighting News

Surya Unveils Hospitality Lighting Collection at Boutique Design NY Calhoun, Ga.-based rug company Surya introduced a new line of hospitality lighting along with a collection of eco-friendly rugs at the trade show Boutique Design New York (BDNY) last month.   The new lighting line includes a selection of contemporary guest room lamps available in a range […]

Gross Electric Raises $5,000 for Local Charities


Gross Electric Raises $5,000 for Local Charities Family-owned lighting distributor Gross Electric – which has stores in Michigan and Ohio – recently raised $5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio through its annual golf outing.  More than 60 local electrical contractors and builders gathered at Sylvania Country Club near Toledo, […]