Meet the Future

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During this year’s edition of Light+Building in Germany, a special exhibit sponsored by Messe Frankfurt highlighted a crop of up-and-coming young designers. For 28 years, products from exhibitors and young designers in the fields of lighting and building automation have competed for the Design Plus award. This year, 128 companies from 26 countries took part, […]

What You Really Need to Know About OLEDs & More

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We sat down with David LaVigna, president of 0energyLIGHTING – a company offering fully designed and integrated lighting solutions from product development & OEM fabrication to energy retrofits and design/build applications – to discuss where lighting technology is headed. EnLIGHTenment Magazine: Readers have been asking, “Is OLED getting more affordable?” and “How practical and relevant […]

Remodelers report a growing trend for bathroom designs that pair calming simplicity with modern convenience

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Asian-style interiors evoke serenity, and in today’s hectic world, it’s easy to see how having an ambiance of calm has become one of the leading choices in residential bathroom design. Contemporary styles with an Asian flair – especially in bathrooms – accomplish this by blending colors found in nature with clean, contemporary lines that create […]

Lighting Reps Have Room to Grow

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The days of the solitary lighting rep may be numbered as many are opting to add associates to create agencies that can better serve modern distributors’ needs. The answer seems obvious, but it can be hard for the most diehard Type A lighting reps to realize that they can no longer do it all. Age […]

Heads Up!

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Electric ceiling fans and incandescent light bulbs have been around since the late 1800s, but both have been undergoing massive changes lately.  The time is coming when the average consumer might not even recognize a ceiling fan when they see one. SleepFans’ engineer Tim Peery hints that in the not-too-distant future, “You will see a […]

Broadcast on Every Channel

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Showrooming is so last year. The latest research from NRF Foundation and KPMG reveals the consumer behavior to watch for next. Today, if you’re in retail – regardless of what you’re selling – you have to start thinking “omnichannel.” According to analysis provided by the National Research Federation (NRF) Foundation and KPMG (the U.S. audit, […]

First Market Choice Awards Exceeds Expectations

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The summer edition of the International Lighting Market had what everyone was looking for: Hot New Products! Historically, attendance at the June market is lower than the winter edition in January although there is no consensus among exhibitors and buyers as to why. “One of the goals of the marketing committee of the Lighting Board […]

Littman Brands Integrates Custom Hospitality Contract Division

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City of Industry, Calif.-based Littman Brands Contract has established a global contract and hospitality division offering one lighting resource that encompasses their three decorative lighting brands. The integrated (project sales, service, and support) division provides an easy way for designers, architects, and product procurement managers to specify lighting solutions for commercial, hotel, resort, and multi-unit […]