enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 Call for Speakers

The LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) Conference, which offers hours of education in a highly diverse curriculum, begins its run to Opening Day 2019 with a call for speakers. This global invitation invites industry professionals to submit to speak at...

Editors Note July 2018

une Markets are usually quiet, but this time there was a lot of noise being made — and it was coming from the retail community. Fed up with widespread reports that some manufacturers are selling direct to consumers, selling to interior designers at...

OW Lee Adds Two New Sales Reps

OW Lee, a manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, fire pits, and accessories based in Ontario, Calif., has added Josh Brumley and Loretta Dolan as independent sales reps for two key regions. Brumley has been involved in the casual furniture...

Made in America

Welcome to our annual spotlight on domestic manufacturers! We asked companies nationwide to tell us what makes their businesses stand out.        

Made-in-America

The American Advantage

Despite the higher price tag of U.S.-made lighting fixtures versus imported, these industry members find taking the time to explain the manufacturing backstory to consumers leads to increased sales nside the Hubbardton Forge factory in Vermont, the...

LED Lighting in Space

LEDs in the Final Frontier

Advancements in LED technology are not just breaking “ground” on earth. Cutting-edge horticulture lighting developments are aiding space exploration. hen you think of food that astronauts eat, you’re probably not imagining leafy green salads. For...

Asher Rodriquez-Dunn

Dunn Deal

Lighting and furniture designer Asher Rodriquez-Dunn explores the intersection between nature, craft, and the spirit of adventure hen considering colleges, Asher Rodriquez-Dunn avoided furniture design at all costs. He pursued Industrial Design at...

Hotel Jardine

Spanish Splendor

This five-star, award-winning resort in the Canary Islands was recently renovated from top to bottom.  he vistas from Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the seven Canary Islands, attracts approximately five million tourists each year...

Why Every Salesperson Needs Development

This month’s column is for the career salespeople, those who have been in sales for some time and those who manage them. ith the increased performance demands placed on sales departments of every company in, and outside of, our industry, the people...

Remembering Ira Phillips

My first job in journalism was covering the kitchen and bath industry for a trade magazine, where I’d attend trade shows and meet the “suits” at huge corporations such as Dupont, Formica, MASCO, Sharp, Wilsonart, and many others. None of the top...

Gift For Life/National Stationery Show® Team AIDS...

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery, and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announces the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team recently raised more than $27,000 for men, women, and families living with HIV/AIDS...

Twin Star Home Supports City of Hope at Annual...

Twin Star Home, a leader in electric fireplaces and a premier designer and manufacturer of home furnishings based in Delray Beach, Fla., continued its 10-year commitment of supporting research center City of Hope at their recent West Coast event and...

NY NOW® Announces 2019 Details

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, February 3-6, 2019. Included in the major additions, features, and changes planned for the winter Market is the co-location...