enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Showroom Stand-outs: Industrial Farmhouse

Inspired by HGTV shows such as Fixer Upper, the farmhouse style is still riding on top of the popularity wave with consumers. From natural finishes and vintage accents to playful textures, these lighting fixtures will help homeowners cultivate chic...

In Control

The next frontier for our industry lies in controls, but there is powerful competition out there making it challenging for lighting to stay on top. onnectivity” is the name of the game in the home and built environment these days, and it was on the...

Stacking A City

For the last year, architect and lighting designer Matt Gagnon has been creating towers of light. His latest show Material Relations at The New gallery in Los Angeles, features 13 light stacks, playing off one another in unexpected patterns of...

Every Team Needs A Coach

Your sales team can only perform better if they are given the proper tools and leadership to increase the company’s bottom line. dapting to marketplace changes and remaining competitive requires every department in a business to perform better than...

Lighting Industry Reacts to Tariffs

By Hannah Rachel Carroll resident Donald Trump’s threats of steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are now a reality. White House officials say placing a 25-percent levy on steel and 10-percent charge on aluminum is a simple way to...

Retail Revolution

Brick and mortar retailers who adopt technology will win in the digital world. t’s not the first time you’ve heard that in order for physical retail stores to successfully compete with online titans these days, they have to embrace a new way of...

Editor’s Note: April 2018

nterior designers have known all along that our home environment can make us feel comfortable, happy, and “safe” from the outside world. When I first read about luxury doomsday or fallout shelters growing in popularity, it seemed hard to believe...

Doom Is A Booming Business

With nuclear threats looming overseas, plus the devastation from natural disasters and climate change, “doomsday shelters” are in demand — but these aren’t the bomb shelters of the 1950s and ’60s. They’ve become decorative environments complete with...

Design Intervention

When the bottom dropped out of the builder market, most lighting showrooms felt the pinch. Many who stayed afloat were able to do so because they made a concerted effort to court interior designers. hile some manufacturers sell direct to designers...

Hong Kong Int’l Spring Lighting, Electronics...

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition), and the International ICT Expo will kick off during the peak April season for...

Elite LED Lighting Appoints Andy Burns VP/Sales...

Industry veteran Andy Burns – who most recently was a Partner at Triple C Lighting & Controls – has joined Elite Lighting as its new VP/Sales & Marketing. In this new role, he will help lead Elite’s sales and marketing efforts in the...

Bamboo Nest pendant

The Bamboo Nest 3-light pendant from ELK Group International is made from layers of overlapping bamboo twigs. The funky Boho-inspired fixture diffuses light into a warm hue and features hardware in an Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish. Style it as a...

Luminance and Hallmark Lighting Name New CEO

Calif.-based Luminance and its Hallmark Lighting division has named Christopher M. Larocca Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee strategic direction. Both firms provide lighting solutions, fixtures, and hardware, as well as customized, high...

LEDucation 2018 Surpasses Records for 12th...

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) held its annual solid-state lighting (SSL) tradeshow, LEDucation, last week in New York City at the New York Midtown Hilton. Marking its 12th year as one of the country’s largest LED-only tradeshow...

GREER Pendant

The unique design of the GREER Collection from Canarm features shaped details in a clean, straight metal construction. The fresh, Retro look is enhanced by a Matte Black finish on the canopy and cage. Complete the Industrial feel by adding vintage...

First-time Home Buyer Market Faces Challenges

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), competition is stiff in housing markets across the country. Limited inventory of existing and entry-level homes combined with interest rate hikes are causing prices to rise and...