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 […]

French Quarter Lighting: New Orleans Style Deep in Housten, TX

French Market Lighting: New Orleans Style Deep in Houston

 The Cajun expression “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!”  (Let the good times roll) evokes the fun and freshness that French Market Lighting has brought to the Houston area. Mention New Orleans to most anyone and among the first things that come to mind are the audacious cuisine, the free-spirited culture, authentic jazz, and the rich […]

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


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 […]

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