enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Over a Quarter Million Raised for AIDS Prevention

Gift for Life announced its 26th Party for Life raised more than $225,000 for AIDS treatment and prevention. The annual event, which benefits DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, featured food, cocktails, and live entertainment. Guests...

Barn Light Electric Celebrates 10 Years of Growth

Domestic lighting manufacturer Barn Light Electric (BLE), based in Titusville, Fla., is celebrating 10 years of success as one of the leading manufacturers of vintage-style lighting. Owners Bryan and Donna Scott took a leap of faith when they left...

The Great Divide

Lighting showrooms love ceiling fans, while the majority of interior designers hate them — and both sides are passionate about their reasons. or years I have heard that interior designers “hate” ceiling fans and refuse to spec them in the homes they...

Meyda Lighting Wins 2017 Manufacturing Excellence...

Meyda Lighting, based in New York, received the 2017 Family Business Manufacturing Excellence Award last month at the Genesee Grande Hotel. Family Business Awards, presented by Wilmington Trust and produced by BizEventz, are given to multi...

IMC Appoints Liz Silver Director of Leasing

International Market Centers (IMC) named Liz Silver Director of Leasing for its Las Vegas Market division. Silver, who has held positions with both the American Craft Council (ACC) and George Little Management (GLM), will report to Terence Morris...

ELK Group International Opens New Distribution...

ELK Group International (EGI), a designer and importer of residential and commercial lighting fixtures and home decor, will create more than 100 jobs after opening a new distribution center in Rabun Gap, Ga. later this year. Headquartered in...

FX Luminaire Fixtures Introduces New Product...

FX Luminaire, based in San Marcos, Calif., has established a new product classification system to better help buyers, distributors, lighting designers, and contractors present and sell lighting solutions.  The company has created two...

Neri Oxman of Sony Corp. Named Keynote Speaker at...

Neri Oxman of Sony Corporation and MIT Media Lab will share her perspective in a presentation at LIGHTFAIR International, held in Chicago at McCormick Place May 6-10. Oxman is an award-winning designer, architect, and inventor who has made ICON’s...

FireFarm Welcomes New National Sales Manager

Fire Farm Lighting, based in Elkader Ia., has expanded its sales team with the addition of Andy Schaidler as National Sales Manager. In this role, Schaidler will manage sales growth and business development. He will also work with Fire Farm’s...

Editor’s Note February 2018

hese days it’s getting harder to distinguish outdoor living spaces from interior ones, as the assortment of decorative fixtures hardy enough for damp and wet locations has expanded far beyond typical lantern shapes. At the recent International...

Inside Out

The lines are blurring between residential interiors and exteriors as more decorative products are available for wet and damp environments.        

Out of Oz

The largest lighting retailer in Australia – Beacon Lighting – also has a lighting & ceiling fan manufacturing arm under the name Beacon International, which has entered the U.S. market. EnLIGHTenment Magazine’s Linda Longo chats with Glen...

Looking Up

he multi-family housing sector has been booming and shows no signs of slowing down. Coordinating the continuous flurry of building activity between the various entities involved – the commercial real estate developer, the design-builder, and several...

Persuasion Is Not A Dirty Word

  The skills of persuasion have gotten a bad rap over the years – with many people confusing them with manipulation however, persuasion is a vital sales tool. h he focus of this month’s column is a topic I have invested much time and effort in;...