Snap Retail Places In Top 25 Of Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest-Growing Firms


Pittsburgh-based SaaS (software-as-a-service) marketing automation start-up SnapRetail has earned a spot in the top 25 of the Pittsburgh’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies as a result of 125.9 percent revenue growth between 2011 and 2013. The company placed second in its specific category and 23rd overall as announced by the Pittsburgh Business Times at an awards ceremony […]

Civilight Ready for North American Market

After a soft introduction during this year’s Lightfair International in Las Vegas, Civilight North America has officially announced its entry into the LED lighting category with indoor LED lamps for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The Cary, N.C.-based company focuses solely on LED products and offers a complete line of indoor LED lamps, with three […]

Emerald Expositions Announces NY NOW Staff Changes

NY NOW Staff Changes Announced

White Plains, N.Y.-based Emerald Expositions has promoted three veterans of the trade show industry: Randi Mohr and Scott Kramer have been appointed to the new positions of Vice President/Show Directors for NY NOW, and Allison Garafalo has been promoted to Sales Director. These three internal promotions, all of which are effective immediately, include a restructuring […]

Meet the Future


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


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


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


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!


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 […]