Partnering With Electricians

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Lighting showrooms are in a sweet spot. They have the LED knowledge that can make electricians’ jobs easier. Technology has become a game-changer for every aspect of the lighting industry. Over the many decades since Thomas Edison’s invention became mainstream, incandescent lighting hadn’t changed all that much. When low-voltage systems became popular, only a modest […]

Hubbardton Forge Unveils Special Editions

HubbForge Unveils Special Editions

In honor of Castleton, Vt.-based Hubbardton Forge’s 40th anniversary, the company asked each of its designers – David Kitts, David Martin, and Zach Pyle – to create a unique lamp that exemplifies their individual sense of design while still staying within the Hubbardton Forge aesthetic. These new table lamps will all sport the domestic manufacturer’s new Maker’s […]

Bradshaw Orrell Line Debuts at Chelsea House

Bradshaw Orrel Line Chelsea House

During the Fall High Point Market, Chelsea House will be hosting a party in its showroom on Sunday (October 19) for buyers to meet designer Bradshaw Orrell and peruse his new collection of furniture, lighting, artwork, and decorative accessories. The showroom is located at 200 North Hamilton.  The collection features materials such as metal with […]

Classic Lamp Parts Relocates & Adds Staff

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One year after three lighting industry veterans left American-De Rosa (now named Luminance) in 2011, Michael Jackson, Donna Domingo, and Armando Perales started up their own business with the goal of “becoming a great partner to the lighting industry, running the business in a way that reflects the needs of our customers,” Michael Jackson states. […]

Holiday Home Decor 2014 Collection

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Give customers many reasons to come into your showroom as they get ready for holiday entertaining. These gifts & accessories accent the “most wonderful time of the year.”       Harper & Hound: The unique retail display – comprised of a dress form and a dog mannequin – will capture attention. The gift bags are […]

Hermitage Lighting Gallery The True Nashville Star

Hermitage Lighting Gallery Nashville

 A weekly game of pinnacle, the advent of the hot plate, and the growing availability of household appliances all played a role in Hermitage Lighting Gallery’s evolution in Music City. There are several unique things that can only be found in Nashville – the Grand Ole Opry, the Parthenon, and Hermitage Lighting Gallery – and […]

Generation Next: Succession planning among family

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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 […]

Visual Comfort & Co. Partners With Niermann Weeks

Niermann Weeks Partners with Visual Comfort

Houston-based Visual Comfort & Co. has inked a licensing partnership with renowned Millersville, Md.-based designer and manufacturer Niermann Weeks. The new lighting collection will debut at Visual Comfort’s High Point Market showroom in the C&D Building, Suites 2G and 2J. Visual Comfort’s Niermann Weeks collection will feature 25+ signature designs comprised of ceiling fixtures, wall […]