enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication
enLightenment Lifgting Legend Beverlee Griffin

Beverlee Griffin: Sales Rep Legend

An accomplished interior designer, Beverlee Griffin of  Deitch-Griffin & Associates in Lakeland, Fla., brought her design expertise to a retail lighting showroom for many years before she embarked on a trailblazing career as a female sales...

2015 Spring Wall Sconce Collection

2015 Spring Wall Sconce Collection

Sconces don’t have to be boring! The latest styles bring fashion to the wall while saving space and providing much-needed illumination. [huge_it_portfolio id=”9″]

LightFair Accent Lighting

LightFair Accent Lighting Preview

Accent lighting & task lamps are just as necessary as ambient illumination, but they contribute to a room’s décor and serve their function without stealing the scene. [huge_it_portfolio id=”8″]

May enlightenment cover

Editor’s Note 5/1/2015

irst of all, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate the manufacturer, retailer, and sales representative they admire for our annual Legends, Leaders & Luminaries awards. There were many deserving people suggested for each...

enLightenment-Residential Lighting News

April Lighting Industry News

Donovan Designs Celebrates 25th Anniversary With New Collection o celebrate his company’s 25th anniversary, designer Art Donovan of Long Island-based Donovan Designs has created a series of lamps – called the Summer Golden Collection – that...


The Era of Techno Retail

Michael Tchong, the founder of MacWEEK magazine and ICONOCAST, spoke to retailers at the Las Vegas Market about the future of technology and its effect on the industry. “In this self-indulgent world of ours, taking photos of ourselves has become a...

Global Views Home Accessories

Showroom Stand-Outs

 Successful lighting retailers have learned that by broadening their product categories to include accent furniture, decorative pillows, seasonal tabletop items, wall art, and candles they are providing greater opportunity for customers to visit...

Mark Okun

Up & Coming: Mark Okun Consulting Group

Mark Okun has been a familiar face at the Dallas lighting markets for 10+ years as Vice President and General Manager at Restoration Lighting Gallery in Hartford, Conn. – a sister company to the ARTS Award Finalist Connecticut Lighting Centers –...

Bill Winsor Dallas Market Center

Bill Winsor to Take Active Role as Chairman...

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) and Crow Holdings have appointed Cindy Morris as President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. Current president and CEO Bill Winsor will shift into a new, active role as Chairman Emeritus. The changes will take effect...

Crescent Brass Closes Its Doors

Crescent Brass Closes Its Doors

Long-time lighting & furniture component parts supplier Crescent Brass Manufacturer – one of the mainstays at the U.S. Suppliers Show that used to run concurrent with the International Lighting Market in Dallas – has closed. For the past 111...

NanoLeaf LED Feature Story

NanoLeaf: The New Direction Of LED

Nanoleaf, a green technology start-up, earned two acclaimed Red Dot Awards for its Nanoleaf One and Nanoleaf Bloom light bulbs, which were on display at the Hong Kong Int’l Lighting Fair – Spring Edition.   For the 2015 Red Dot Awards, an...