enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Lighting Showroom Coalition Creates Open Forum

Award-winning lighting showroom CEO & owner Lisa Dixon of Pace Lighting in Savannah, Ga., has been so impressed by the networking opportunities presented by the American Lighting Association (ALA) Conferences and twice-yearly Dallas lighting...

LEDucation 2018 Registration Is Open

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) has announced that LEDucation 2018 is now open for registration.  Marking its 12th year, LEDucation will be held March 13-14 in New York City at the NY Hilton Midtown.  LEDucation has...

Focus Industries Welcomes New Product Manager

Focus Industries Inc., based in Lake Forest, Calif., has welcomed Gianni Vidal as its new Product Manager. In this role, Vidal will assume responsibility of all product line development with the support of CEO/Sales Director, Stan Shibata...

Pure Edge Lighting Makes Staff Changes

Pure Edge Lighting, based in Chicago, has welcomed Bob Hummelberg as its new Inside Sales Manager. In this role, Hummelberg will manage and develop the Inside Sales team, as well as provide support to Regional Sales Managers and independent regional...

Las Vegas Market Presents New Seminars and Events

Las Vegas Market announced its slate of new programming and events planned for the 2018 Winter Market, January 28 through February 1.  The additions include: trend forecasting, original and CEU-accredited educational programming, special...

Las Vegas Market Hosts Debut of Green Gables...

Green Gables Furniture, based in Bradford, Ill., will launch the Tim McClellan HOME Collection during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market. Tim McClellan, a 25-year design veteran, is the host of DIY Network’s new show, Boomtown Builder. His work...

Masco Corp. to Acquire Kichler

By the end of the first quarter this year, Cleveland-based Kichler Lighting will become part of branded home improvement and building products giant Masco Corp., headquartered in Livonia, Mich., which counts such popular brands as Behr® paint;...

Arteriors Expands Designer Collaborations

Three exclusively designed collections with Arteriors will debut in 2018 and 2019. Dallas-based Arteriors is expanding its guest collaboration program to include three new design partners over the next two years with partnerships in development with...

Layer It On

The benefits of dressing in layers aren’t limited to apparel; every room in the home can be enhanced this way — especially in the kitchen and bath. e’ve all experienced that jarring moment when we stumble in the dark, searching for the light switch...

Prop65: Labeling Deters Lawsuits

alifornia Prop65 details a consumer warning that is required if there is a reasonable likelihood of exposure to any Prop65 listed chemical. As Gatto noted, “There are more than 900 chemicals listed to date, and new chemicals are added regularly.”...

Lucas + McKearn Offer the Best of Both Worlds

A new lighting company combining British & American design formed last year so quietly that many showrooms and designers might still be unaware of it — until now.  oe McKearn, the founder of Flambeau and Gilded Nola, doesn’t believe in...

Editor’s Note January 2018

It’s a Small World After All irst of all, my apologies for the “ear worm” that I probably just put into your heads regarding the children’s song, but I am intrigued by a new category of housing that has untapped potential for the lighting industry:...

6 Top Trends For 2018

Designers reveal the most popular looks in interior design right now that will continue through the next year. Creative Craftsmanship `  Renowned interior designer, educational speaker, and author Mary Knackstedt points to the trend for hand...

Think Small

Builders and designers are fine-tuning their skillsets to include what has been referred to as the “tiny house movement.” hether you’re a faithful viewer of the TV show Tiny House Nation, have visited any of the traveling shows touring the country...

Maximize Your LIghting Plans

When people come into your showroom and say they want your advice on lighting their home, they are looking to you as an expert,” notes Peter Romaniello, LS, IES, principal of Conceptual Lighting LC, a diverse architectural lighting design firm in...

Setting records

The Guinness World Record™ title for the Largest Laser Show was set during the Live Design International trade show. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, laser specialist ER Productions held a 30-minute laser showcase in mid-November during the...