Legend Lighting Austin Texas

An Interview With Legend Lighting”s Tyson Neal

A history of electrical work runs deep for Tyson Neal, who founded Legend Lighting in Austin, Texas four years ago.    As he was growing up, Tyson Neal would think about working for the family business: PowerHouse Electrical Services. His great-grandfather began wiring houses in the 1950s and grew the company into the largest electrical […]

Hinsdale Lighting Chicago

Hinsdale Lighting Chicago’s Finest Lighting Showroom

A finalist in the ARTS Awards to be announced this month, Hinsdale Lighting adds sparkle to a Chicago suburb. After teaching high school English for eight years in the Chicago area, Karen Lang was at a crossroads in her life. She took a leave of absence from her teaching position, traveled through Europe, and even […]

Light Bulbs Etc

Retail Spotlight: Light Bulbs Etc.

Light Bulbs Etc. & Lifestyles has everything homeowners and designers could want, but possibly haven’t even imagined…yet. “Sometimes a lighting showroom is the worse place to see how a lighting fixture looks,” says Melvyn Kahn, referring to the cluttered appearance of many electrical supply houses and lighting stores. “We’re a design industry,” he notes, adding […]

King Electric Company, Burlington, N.C.

King Electric Serving Burlington, N.C.

For nearly a century, four generations of Kings have helped the Burlington, N.C. community with its lighting needs. “We’ve been a family business for 95 years, starting out in the early 1920s selling home generator power systems and water pumps,” says Jim King Sr., owner of King Electric in Burlington, North Carolina.  His grandfather soon […]

Butler Lighting serving High Point, North Carolina

Butler Lighting: Family Name, Business Creed

Although Butler is the family name behind a multi store lighting business, it also aptly describes the company’s creed With showrooms in the High Point, Greensboro, and Lewisville, N.C. area, Butler Lighting pretty much has this portion of the Piedmont Triad covered.  In fact, the High Point store – the largest of the trio at […]

Retail Spotlight - Light By Design

Retail Spotlight: Light By Design in San Antonio

Light by Design operates in a very different way than most showrooms. “We’re here to grant your design wishes,” states Vanessa Turney, co-owner of the 2010 and 2011 ARTS Award-winning Light by Design showroom in San Antonio, Texas.   “This is a studio that makes lighting personal,” she adds.  How the team at Light by Design […]

Restoration Lighting Gallery Bonus Feature

Restoration Lighting Gallery: A Look Inside

A Peek Inside Restoration Lighting Gallery of Hartford, Connecticut Restoration Lighting Gallery, housed in a former bank across the street from sister retailer Connecticut Lighting Center in Hartford, Ct., has blossomed into a destination store in its own right. At the helm is Mark Okun, who has an extensive background in furniture and lighting and […]

Colonial Electric

The History of Colonial Electric

Colonial Electric Company began operations in the early 1900s at 10th and Vine St. in Philadelphia. With more than one million residents as of 1915, Philadelphia was the country’s largest city at that time. As the city’s electrical demands increased through the middle of the century, Colonial responded and flourished. By 1970, Philadelphia’s population was […]

Lighting Magazine: enLIghtenment

Phillips Lighting & Home: Getting More From Less

This ARTS Award-winning lighting showroom downsized in order to operate more efficiently and increase profit

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A “Capitol” Success: A Look at Capitol Lighting

  A lot has happened since 1924, when electrical contractor and recent emigree from Austria-Hungary Max Lebersfeld opened a modest lighting shop in Newark, New Jersey. Operating a store during The Great Depression and one World War was daunting enough, but then came numerous recessions and Goliath-sized competition from big box stores that ultimately crushed […]