Pheonix Day Residential Lighting

Phoenix Day: Residential Lighting’s West Coast Secret

With company roots reaching back to 1850, this lighting manufacturer has been one of the best-kept “secrets” in the industry.   If you haven’t heard of the San Francisco area-based lighting manufacturer Phoenix Day, chances are good you’ve never heard of its earliest incarnation: the Thomas Day Company. And yes, there really was a Thomas […]

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Web Marketing: Successful Strategies for Facebook

Marketing expert Dave Clark reveals proven tactics that help lighting stores increase their social media presence.   “I’ve heard from lighting showrooms that they’ve noticed more foot traffic in their stores after they’ve had a Facebook post that received 20-30 comments,” notes Dave Clark of Clark Communications Group, a marketing and media strategy company specializing […]

Lighting Reps and Weathering the Storm

How Lighting Reps Are Weathering the Storm

A continuation of last month’s report, more independent sales reps reveal how the economy has affected their operations. I want to thank you all for your many positive comments on the present day position of our reps’ lot in lighting.  The drama of the unfolding changes in our country, our world, our lives, and our […]

Kichler Lighting Unveils New Brand: élan

Kichler Lighting Unveils New Brand: élan

Kichler Lighting Launches élan, Contemporary European-Styled Lighting Products: The upcoming International Lighting Market in Dallas will mark the debut of a new brand and business unit from Kichler.  Named élan™, the collection is comprised of contemporary European-styled products that have been refined for the North American market and address the growing consumer interest in modern […]

Lighting Showroom Standouts: November 2012

Lighting Showroom Standouts: November 2012

Lighting Showroom Standouts: November 2012 Theodore Alexander Aristotle Shell: A sophisticated statement for Coastal décor yet able to suit other casual environments, the Aristotle Shell is a finely cast aluminum sculpture of a Murex shell. It measures 5.5″ high x 8.75″ wide. Wildwood Twist in Milk lamp: The Twist in Milk lamp evokes a sophisticated […]

Improved Incandescent Light Bulbs and Innovations in LED

Improved Incandescent Light Bulbs and Innovations in LED

Improvements on incandescent bulbs and innovations in LED are occurring rapidly. Here are some of the newest products on the market. MaxLite: ENERGY STAR-rated MaxLED® PAR lamps deliver high-quality illumination for track lighting and monorail systems in retail, commercial, residential, and architectural applications. Both provide a top-notch center beam candle power (CBCP) rating. They are […]

Progress Lighting Illuma-Flex

Latest in Track & Recessed Products

Latest in Track Lighting  & Recessed Lighting Philips Consumer Luminaires Ledino Track Lighting This integrated LED fixture from the Ledino family installs on a junction box and has rotating heads for angling the light. Ideal placement includes hallways, kitchens, utility rooms, or spaces that could use additional layers of lighting. Shown in a Brushed Nickel […]

2012 HD Boutique

The Lighting Perspective: A Peek at HD Boutique

By Marty Glantz The demographics of the show have changed over the years, but the lighting category continues to grow. Holding HD Boutique at the Miami Beach Convention Center, within walking distance of the trendy Lincoln Road boutiques and upscale restaurants – and equidistant from Ocean Drive and South Beach – certainly makes it an […]

Hacienda Lighting

Hacienda Lighting: Success in Scottsdale

The owners of Hacienda Lighting turned this struggling retail store around from bankruptcy to superstar status. David Pritchett, Sr., and his wife Donna, got their start in the industry several decades ago, working for a small lighting showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona. They enjoyed the industry immensely, and began advancing in their careers. While David was […]

Hot Residential Lighting Trending Right Now

Hot Residential Lighting Trending Right Now

Nature themes and bright colors are attracting consumers nationwide. The New York International Gift Fair® offered plenty of both. Ameico Trapeze Task Light: Ameico celebrates the creative energy of designers with a carefully edited collection of contemporary lighting. Designer Peter Stathis of Light&Contrast brings fun to his ultrathin flat panel Trapeze task light with colorful […]