enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication
Jacob Sperling

Jacob Sperling: Legend

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? As an engineering student, I took a job working for a residential lighting manufacturer. It was a small company, so I had the opportunity to explore and learn many aspects of the business. More importantly, I...

Sarah Muniz Varaluz

Sarah Muniz: Luminary

How did you enter the lighting industry? Two years ago. I was working in retail management and wanted to move into corporate sales and find a job that aligned with my passion for fashion. It became clear that Varaluz was the perfect company for me...

Bruce Bellwood

Bruce Bellwood: Legend

How did you get into the industry? I was born into it. I think I learned how to repair lamps before I could even walk. My grandfather started Tuthill Lighting in 1924 and my mother joined him in 1958. She was the greatest hero of my life, so the...

Matt Hulett Spectrum Hulett Group

Matt Hulett: Luminary

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? My whole family is in the industry; it’s in my blood. I’ve been hanging lighting fixtures since I could walk and spent my summer vacations in showrooms. My father started with Progress Lighting in the late...

Shelley Wald WAC & Modern Forms

Shelley Wald: Leader

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? My parents started their company back in 1984. They were adamantly against my siblings and I joining the business. They wanted us to pursue a better life than the one they thought lighting could offer. As the...

Jodi Orange

Jodie Orange: Luminary

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? I was about to graduate from interior design school and knew I wanted to start my own company. I felt like I was ready, although I was still extremely uncomfortable with lighting. I’m a big advocate for...

Tina Engebretso - Inland Lighting

Tina Engebretson: Leader

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE INDUSTRY? Kind of by mistake. I was teaching part-time for a few years after college and working for a tile and carpet shop. They were going out of business, so I took the opportunity to look for work that aligned with my...

Richard Alan: Leader

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE INDUSTRY? Very reluctantly. My mother and stepfather had a thriving rep agency in South Florida and I didn’t want anything to do with it. Who wants to do what their parents do? When my stepfather suffered a massive heart...

Stuart Yadgaroff: Legend

HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY? I worked throughout college in a lighting store. After graduating, I moved to South Florida and got a job with Angelo Brothers. I started as a salesman and was promoted to District Sales Manager after about...

Proper Workspace lighting

Does Proper Light = Better Living?

At the Strategies in Light conference, experts revealed how lighting can improve feelings of alertness and well-being at work. here has been a lot of talk about “human-centric” lighting in the industry lately, but it’s more than just a buzzword...

James Tapscott- Diaphanous Bloom

Light In Bloom

Australian artist James Tapscott’s latest project in China continues his impressive history of combining mist with light to create art. elbourne-based land and light artist James Tapscott teamed up with Art Front Gallery and United Art Projects when...

Wallflowers

These wall-mounted fixtures are perfect for adding decorative style and illumination without taking up valuable space.

Timothy Oulton

Old Meets New

Renowned designer Timothy Oulton calls upon his experience in the antiques world when creating fresh furniture and lighting designs for today.  BY Linda Longo hen Timothy Oulton graduated from Ampleforth College in England, a boarding school...

Bright Light Design Center Hosts Open House

Bright Light Design Center, the retail lighting division of Colonial Electric – one of the largest family-owned electrical distributors in the Mid-Atlantic region – hosted an open house April 20 to celebrate its newest location inside the new Design...

New SMART Center to Open at June Lightovation

Dallas Market Center (DMC) and the American Lighting Association (ALA) have announced plans to open The SMART Center, a new 6,000-sq.-ft. education and activity center, at the June 20-23 edition of Lightovation (aka The Dallas International Lighting...