enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

PORT 68 signs new lease for Atlanta

PORT 68 will unveil a new showroom in Atlanta’s AmericasMart for the upcoming International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 10-16. The Chicago-based producer is moving up the corridor in AmericasMart’s Building 1 to area 14 E-22...

Asia’s Leading Trade Show for the Lighting...

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) is set to celebrate another year as one of Asia’s leading trade platforms for the lighting and LED industry, welcoming more than 2,600 exhibitors. Held June 9-12, the fair continues to be...

enlightenment Mag

By The Time You’ve Finished Reading This…

…some element in LED or smart technology has probably improved. That’s how fast innovation is occurring in the lighting industry right now. Having just attended Lightfair, I can attest to the speed at which these developments are hitting the market...

Discovery Elementary School in Kentwood, Mich.

Lighting Star

A 5th-grade student’s school project elevates lighting’s Cool Factor with her research on innovation — all she needed was a mentor. ver the past decade, lighting industry veterans have fretted over attracting young people to the field. Compared to...

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Atlanta’s Hot List

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® runs July 10-16 at the AmericasMart. Here’s a sampling of some of the new products on display.

Family Footsteps: The New Generation

Five lighting industry “kids” share their thoughts on growing up in the industry, and how they are helping to usher it into a new era. By Hannah Rachel Carroll hat do you want to be when you grow up? is a question we all hear. Some people seem to...

Bright Light, Big City

Located on the third floor of Philadelphia’s new Design Center is Bright Light’s first trade-only showroom. fter 100+ years serving the public, electricians, and builders in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York...

How to Succeed: Online & In Store

Lighting retailers share winning strategies for growing their business in an omni-channel world.  By Mary Jo Martin irst it was the big boxes. Next came Amazon. After years of worry that lighting showrooms could be headed for extinction, there...

eco-designer Alice Tedesco’

Moon Magic

International eco-designer Alice Tedesco’s work revolves around unique lighting concepts. Her most recent project, ExMoon, recently won an A’Design Award in Lighting Products plus the Lighting Projects Design categories by the International Design...

photographer Brian Briggs

Light In Focus

Renowned photographer Brian Briggs shares the importance of light in his work. By Mike Brannon, Photography by Brian Briggs s photographers go, there is a continuum from those who simply own cameras to those who are artists using their gear to pull...

Sometimes “New” Isn’t Always Better

Remember those sales and marketing techniques abandoned years ago because you thought they were “old?” It’s time to resurrect and fine-tune them for today’s market. rowing up in my family’s furniture store, I started interacting with customers at...

Global Views Changes Showroom for Dallas Market

Global Views, with a presence at Dallas Market Center since its inception in 1996, will move to a new space just in time for June market. The new showroom located in the Interior Home + Design Center 1D 209 will be approximately the same size...

New Exhibitors, New Products, Big Events for June...

Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced details for its upcoming June 20-26 Total Home & Gift Market including new exhibitors, dynamic events, business and trend seminars, celebrity guests, and digital experiences to inspire retailers and...

Ira Phillips - Quoizel Lighting

IN MEMORIAM: IRA PHILLIPS of Quoizel

Nearly one year after the industry gathered together in the atrium of the Dallas Trade Mart during the June Lightovation show to wish Quoizel chairman Ira Phillips a Happy 90th Birthday at large celebration outside of the Quoizel showroom, the...

LumaStream Introduces DMX Color-Changing House...

LumaStream has introduced the HLC-RGBW high-lumen pendant fixture, a premium cylindrical lighting solution engineered with ample intensity using top-of-the-line reflectors, optics, and LED chips. The HLC-RGBW is part of LumaStream’s groundbreaking...