2014 Fall Residential Lighting Standouts

Showroom Standouts_Artek

 With all of the innovation and development going on in the lighting and home decor industries, there are constantly new designs unveiled daily to the marketplace.  Here are some of the most noteworthy products that we believe will add uniqueness to any independent retailer’s assortment.    Round & Round: Carrousel by German designer Veronika Wildgruber […]

Dallas Market Adds New Lighting Showrooms

Dallas Market Center

The upcoming International Lighting Market, held in conjunction with the Dallas Hospitality & Contract Design Show at the Dallas Market Center January 14-18, will mark the debut of many new and expanded showrooms for the thousands of domestic and international buyers attending. In addition, the Market will offer educational seminars presented by the American Lighting […]

Latest LED Lights and Bulbs: Fall 2014

residential LED Lighting

 The status of solid-state lighting luminaires– including LED light sources, drivers, and controls – is continually evolving. Every month, as cutting-edge products are introduced to the marketplace, we are dedicated to presenting some of the most noteworthy developments to the industry.     Luxo: The Split task light reportedly offers twice the light output of typical […]

The American Made Show: New Date & New Location

American Made Show 2015

The American Made Show (formerly known as the Buyers Market of American Craft) will take place January 16-19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  The show offers thousands of product lines in 100+ product divisions designed and handmade by American and Canadian artists and designers. American Made Show representatives hand-select each […]

Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair Exhibitors Point to Strong 2015

2014 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

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 independent survey which interviewed 613 buyers and exhibitors about their views on market prospects for the year […]

Should You Open an Online Store?

Lighting Showrooms: Online Stores

Suzy Teele, Chief Operating Officer of SnapRetail – the creators of an online marketing and sales solution specifically for small retailers – outlines the key issues to consider from a technology, business, marketing, and sales perspective. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a little more than 6 percent of all retail sales occur online. That […]

In Memoriam: George Feldstein of Crestron

George Feldstein of Crestron

The world-wide staff of home automation and controls company Crestron, headquartered in Rockleigh, N.J., mourns the passing of its Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein, after a brave year-long battle with brain cancer. He passed away peacefully at his home on November 5, surrounded by family. A company statement issued by Crestron noted, “His passion and […]

Using Utility Rebates: leveraging utility rebates

Lighting Utility Rebates

This is part two in a two part series about lighting showrooms leveraging utility rebates. Read part one.   It’s important to start the upgrade conversation with an understanding of the business’ current energy costs and consumption. So, an end-user must know how much money is being spent on energy costs, how to reduce energy […]