enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Are You Practicing Source-ry?

etween the rising cost of lighting products imported from China and backlash over manufacturers who consistently ignore IMAP, there might be a shake-up in lighting showroom loyalties regarding sourcing in the year ahead. Many brick-and-mortar...

2018 Year In Review

Despite the tumultuous political climate, U.S. consumer spending continued to rise in 2018, increasing incrementally each quarter and reaching an all-time high of $12968.54 USD billion. ith consumer spending on the rise and most lighting showrooms...

Next In Line

Unlike the succession plan of a ruling monarchy, passing the torch in business is a bit more complicated. Here is what you need to know about ensuring your company’s continued success. uch like writing a will, no one relishes the task of succession...

Hong Kong Smart Section

Hong Kong Fair Highlights

The world may be divided politically, but when it comes to the future direction and goals of the lighting industry, all minds are thinking alike. ast month’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair brought together manufacturers of nearly every...

ALA Conference Report

he recent ALA Conference in Asheville, N.C. delivered thought-provoking educational sessions as well as valuable networking opportunities. Here is a sampling of what went on. Better Than Customer Service For greater loyalty from new and existing...

Act Now to Become Connected

Industry leaders from Lutron and Google/Nest discussed the role of lighting in today’s connected world and the opportunities on the horizon ight is something you have to see and feel,” explained Michael Smith, VP/Residential Sales for Lutron...

How to Cultivate Sales Stars

The retail world has changed so vastly over the past few years that talented sales professionals are needed now more than ever. s with any career, sales has a set of standards that, when followed, will provide you with success. It requires a...

Program Donates to Charity With Each Buyer...

The charitable organization Gift for Life has announced that two of its beneficiaries – LIFELINE for Feeding America and DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS – will be the recipients of funds raised through NY NOW Cares, a new...

Jeremy Friedman Joins Focal Point as Regional...

Chicago-based and family-owned architectural lighting manufacturer Focal Point LLC, has appointed Jeremy Friedman as North Central Regional Sales Manager. He will report to Phil Mancuso, VP/Sales – Central Area. Friedman has more than seven years of...

Meyda Custom Lighting Expands Powder-Coat Facility

Yorkville, N.Y.-based Meyda Custom Lighting is expanding its powder-coating production area within its 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility by more than 50 percent to accommodate customers’ changing finishing demands. The newly purchased powder...

Alan Lamson Joins SATCO/NUVO® Team

Brentwood, N.Y.-based Satco®|Nuvo® has hired Alan Lamson as its New England Regional Sales Representative. Lamson has a long tenure in the lighting business, starting as an Inside Sales Representative for A.A. MacPherson Company and eventually...

Thailand Fair Showcased Smart, Sustainable &...

The recent Thailand Lighting Fair was held concurrently with the Thailand Building Fair and Secutech Thailand November 8-10 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre and was organized by Messe Frankfurt. Collectively, the three...

DMC Adds to Business Development Team

Dallas Market Center (DMC) has hired Kelly Bristol as VP/Tradeshow Business Development. With more than 20 years of experience in the tradeshow, wholesale, and consumer show industries, she will be responsible for the strategic planning...

Varaluz to Showcase Accessories, Wall Art &...

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has announced Las Vegas-based Varaluz Lighting will increase its previous showroom space by 50-percent in time for the January edition of Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting Show, held January 16 to 20. The...

January 2019 Lightovation to Debut Expanded...

The upcoming Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting Show will offer a full slate of educational programming and an expanded selection of innovative products; Lightovation takes place concurrently with Dallas Total Home & Gift Market...

Las Vegas Market Accepting Entries for Global...

The Las Vegas Market will be accepting submissions for the 8th annual Global Goodness Awards until December 1. The awards recognize companies that have incorporated sustainable and socially responsible practices into the manufacturing of their...