enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Linda Longo Receives ‘Eddie’ Recognition As...

We’re so excited and proud of Linda Longo for being recognized as a finalist for “Editorial Director Of The Year” in Folio’s 2019 Eddie & Ozzie Awards. “The ‘Eddie’s & Ozzie’s’ are like winning an Emmy or Oscar, if you’re in the publishing...

NY NOW Announces Summer 2019 Best New Product...

NY NOW recognized the winners of the “Best New Product” Awards at Summer Market during their first Awards Night, celebrating the exceptional brands, designers and visionaries who move the industry forward. NY NOW’s “Best New Product” Awards...

High Point Market Authority Announces Future of...

The High Point Market Authority and Business of Home (BOH) will present the first-ever conference of its kind, Future of Home, September 9–10, in New York City. Featuring in-depth conversations with top design and digital leaders about the forces of...

Tariffs — One Year Later

A Temporary Reprieve for Tariffs Levied on...

According to a report from the American Lighting Association (ALA) to its membership, Michael Weems, VP/Government Engagement, relayed news that the USTR (government office of U.S. Trade Representative) has announced a delay in implementing the...

New WAC Lighting Hall of Science Open

The new WAC Lighting Hall of Science hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and program in July at the Tanglewood Preserve Campus in Rockville Centre, New York. The event was hosted in conjunction with The Center for Science, Teaching & Learning...

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In Memoriam: Rick Wiedemer

    After a valiant effort to rebound from a fall on June 17th that resulted in traumatic brain injury, Rick Wiedemer, second-generation CEO of manufacturer Hinkley Lighting in Ohio, passed away peacefully on August 3 with his family and...

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30 Under 30: Danny Warmbold

This month starts our series of recognizing the outstanding up-and-comers in our industry who have already made a significant impact while in their 20s. Meet Danny Warmbold Accent Lighting, Showroom Manager Redmond, Oregon I have been at the company...

30 Under 30: Tanner Moussa

This month starts our series of recognizing the outstanding up-and-comers in our industry who have already made a significant impact while in their 20s. MEET TANNER MOUSSA Arteriors, Senior Design Manager Dallas, Texas I have been at the company...

Editors Note: August 2019

This month we are launching our 30 Under 30 salute to those in lighting who are younger than 30 years old. For those of us who have been in the industry for 25, 30, or 40+ years, there has been concern over the past 10 years or so that what has made...

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2019 Market Choice Awards Winners

Competition was fierce at the summer LIGHTOVATION: Dallas International Lighting Show – organized by the Dallas Market Center in partnership with enLIGHTenment magazine – as more manufacturers submitted new product for consideration in each category...

Show It Off

At the June LIGHTOVATION, the Lighting Showroom Association (LSA) held an educational session led by Quinn Sack, Visual Merchandising Manager at Hinkley Lighting, that focused on merchandising tips for showrooms. Here are some of the ideas discussed...

Measurable Growth

It’s no secret that the expectations of today’s consumers are changing dramatically. To remain competitive, showrooms must “up” their service and support levels to match. Like many progressive lighting retailers, Bender showrooms – a division of the...

Lights, Color, Art

Principal of her eponymous architectural design firm in Manhattan, Heather Faulding is not only renowned for her design work in residential, hospitality, and retail environments but also for  furniture, jewelry, and lighting — including a...

Mark Okun

Store Experience or Experience Store?

The word “experience” has been over-used in describing successful retail practices, but how does it apply to lighting showrooms? Over the last few years, there has been much discussion on the topic of the in-store “retail experience.” Many of us...

Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market Boasts Strong Stats

Strong order writing, buzz-worthy programming and industry-exclusive special events highlighted the recently concluded Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market. Summer Market presented 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources, more than 130 of which were...

In Memoriam: Tisha Van Barneveld

(December 17, 1971- June 16, 2019)  A Lovingly Remembrance From Her Family: Tisha’s lighting career started at age 12, working in the warehouse and office at her family’s showroom, Martin Lighting. She was a shy bashful little girl who insisted...