enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Showroom Standouts Spring 2017

Whether a lighting fixture offers slim, Contemporary lines that can fit in almost anywhere or a unique twist on design, these styles are attention-getters.  

Dealing With Challenging Clients

Renowned interior designers Robin Baron and Corey Damen Jenkins discuss their approach when having those tough talks with clients about budgets, conflicting design ideas, and respect. New York City-based Robin Baron and Detroit-based Corey Damen...

Underground Playground

JUust below Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan lie the architectural bones of the defunct Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, opened back in 1908 and discontinued 40 years later when trolleys were no longer a mode of...

How to Reduce Designer Headaches

As an award-winning interior designer based in Beverly Hills, Christopher Grubb has had a lion’s share of demanding clients. At the Las Vegas Market, Grubb provided designers with tips on negotiating successful collaborations with clients without...

Why You Should Care About Big Data

Wikipedia defines big data as “a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data-processing applications are inadequate to deal with them.”  No wonder small and medium-size independent retailers shudder when they hear this...

Lighting Sales of Memphis Adds to Team

Lighting Sales of Memphis has named Amanda C. Brewer (Mandy) as Customer Service Rep and Office Administrator.  Brewer previously served in the same position for a2z blinds of Beebe, Arkansas.  She will be the first person to fill this...

IALD Calls for Board Nominations

IALD Calls for Board Nominations The Nominations & Elections Committee of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for service on the 2018 IALD Board of Directors and the...

Westinghouse Lighting Receives Sustainability...

Philadelphia-based Westinghouse Lighting was honored by Ace Hardware for its leadership role in support of a nationwide effort to upgrade the lighting of Ace stores while significantly reducing energy use, cost, and environmental impact.   The...

Main Street Properties Adds Exhibitors for Spring...

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced new exhibitors for Spring High Point Market at its Main Street Properties, which includes Furniture Plaza, Plaza Suites, and the National Furniture Mart. “The Main Street Properties are really the...

American Lighting Association News Feed

ALA & Mark Okun Launch Sales Training Program

he American Lighting Association (ALA) has announced a new,Webinar-based Sales Training Course in partnership with lighting veteran Mark Okun, LS, of Mark Okun Consulting, who also writes a monthly sales strategy column for enLIGHTenment...

Harris Williams & Co. Advises Visual Comfort...

Richmond, Va.-based Harris Williams & Co., a middle market investment bank, has announced the partnership of Visual Comfort & Co. with AEA Investors LP. Visual Comfort is an award-winning resource for signature lighting products. The...

In Memoriam Wesley Glover

Wesley Glover Renowned lamp designer Wesley D. Glover, age 68, passed away on February 22 after suffering a stroke. A second-generation lighting industry veteran, Wesley studied Fine Art in college and worked as a lamp designer for his father...

Hinkley Lighting Lauds Outstanding Reps

Hinkley Lighting Lauds Outstanding Reps During its National Sales Meeting at Lightovation in Dallas, Hinkley Lighting recognized 8 sales agencies for sales performance, innovative idea contributions, and overall customer service. “Investments such...

Las Vegas Market Launches C11 Permanent Showroom Floor

Las Vegas Design Center Launches ANDYZ Awards

Las Vegas Design Center Seeks Entries for ANDYZ Awards The Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), located within the World Market Center campus, is calling for entries for the third annual ANDYZ design awards program, created in partnership with the...

Ann Reo Joins Zumtobel

Zumtobel, a leading international supplier of integral lighting solutions, has appointed Ann Reo as Chief Development Officer for the Americas. Reo gas more than 15 years of LED product development and a history of award-winning luminaire product...

Chinese Investment Group Acquires Osram’s LEDVANCE

Chinese Investment Group Acquires Osram’s LEDVANCE The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets...