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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...

2014 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair Exhibitors...

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...

Lighting Showrooms: Online Stores

Should You Open an Online Store?

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...

George Feldstein of Crestron

In Memoriam: 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...

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...

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...