enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Author - Hannah Rachel Carroll

Made in America

Welcome to our annual spotlight on domestic manufacturers! We asked companies nationwide to tell us what makes their businesses stand out.        

Made-in-America

The American Advantage

Despite the higher price tag of U.S.-made lighting fixtures versus imported, these industry members find taking the time to explain the manufacturing backstory to consumers leads to increased sales nside the Hubbardton Forge factory in Vermont, the...

Asher Rodriquez-Dunn

Dunn Deal

Lighting and furniture designer Asher Rodriquez-Dunn explores the intersection between nature, craft, and the spirit of adventure hen considering colleges, Asher Rodriquez-Dunn avoided furniture design at all costs. He pursued Industrial Design at...

Gift For Life/National Stationery Show® Team AIDS...

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery, and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announces the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team recently raised more than $27,000 for men, women, and families living with HIV/AIDS...

Twin Star Home Supports City of Hope at Annual...

Twin Star Home, a leader in electric fireplaces and a premier designer and manufacturer of home furnishings based in Delray Beach, Fla., continued its 10-year commitment of supporting research center City of Hope at their recent West Coast event and...

NY NOW® Announces 2019 Details

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, February 3-6, 2019. Included in the major additions, features, and changes planned for the winter Market is the co-location...

Dunes Point Capital Acquires Sonneman – A...

Dunes Point Capital (DPC) has acquired Sonneman – A Way of Light, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end architectural lighting for commercial and residential applications. Sonneman’s product lines include 1,800 SKUs, with more than...

Fifth Annual Market Choice Awards Winners...

 Dallas Market Center and enLIGHTenment magazine announced the winners of the fifth annual Market Choice Awards during Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting Show.   The awards program recognizes new product introductions during...

Lighting One Celebrates “MORE”

Lighting One lived up to its 2018 convention theme, “Be MORE,” as the organization hosted its annual awards reception June 19 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Dallas. Gregg Garofalo, President of Lighting One, received the Guiding Light Award...

Focus Welcomes Pamala Wishard

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

LIGHTFAIR® International Recaps a Great Year

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set a record at McCormick Place in Chicago May 6-10, with a significant increase in registration over last year. The show featured 600 exhibitors – including 66 first-time exhibiting companies – and 136...

PORT 68 signs new lease for Atlanta

PORT 68 will unveil a new showroom in Atlanta’s AmericasMart for the upcoming International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 10-16. The Chicago-based producer is moving up the corridor in AmericasMart’s Building 1 to area 14 E-22...

Asia’s Leading Trade Show for the Lighting...

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) is set to celebrate another year as one of Asia’s leading trade platforms for the lighting and LED industry, welcoming more than 2,600 exhibitors. Held June 9-12, the fair continues to be...

Family Footsteps: The New Generation

Five lighting industry “kids” share their thoughts on growing up in the industry, and how they are helping to usher it into a new era. By Hannah Rachel Carroll hat do you want to be when you grow up? is a question we all hear. Some people seem to...