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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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January Dallas Market: New Lighting Showrooms...

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...

Housing Market Forecast 2015

Indicators in the housing sector: 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...

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Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair Offers Optimism...

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...

enLightenment: Residential Lighting News

Surya Unveils Hospitality Lighting Collection

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)...

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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...

Dallas Market Center

New Showrooms – New Resources

Next month’s International Lighting Market, held 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...

Bill Sanford in memoriam

A Tribute to the Late “Bill” Sanford...

A Tribute to the Late “Bill” Sanford of Weiss & Biheller  by his son Peter Sanford Crystal lighting veteran George MacGregor “Bill” Sanford died peacefully at the home of his daughter, Amanda Sanford Smith on November 17...

Bellacor Undergoes Rebranding

Bellacor Undergoes Rebranding

Brenda Boehler, CEO of Bellacor.com – which has offered lighting products online since 2000 –  sat down with enLIGHTenment Magazine to discuss the company’s rebranding effort and why she wants consumers to realize that “perfect is...

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2014 Fall Residential Lighting Standouts

 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...

Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Adds New Lighting Showrooms

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...

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Latest LED Lights and Bulbs: Fall 2014

 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...

American Made Show 2015

The American Made Show: New Date & New...

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...