enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Author - Linda Longo

Danny Warmbold

30 Under 30: Danny Warmbold

This month starts our series of recognizing the outstanding up-and-comers in our industry who have already made a significant impact while in their 20s. Meet Danny Warmbold Accent Lighting, Showroom Manager Redmond, Oregon I have been at the company...

Editors Note: August 2019

This month we are launching our 30 Under 30 salute to those in lighting who are younger than 30 years old. For those of us who have been in the industry for 25, 30, or 40+ years, there has been concern over the past 10 years or so that what has made...

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2019 Market Choice Awards Winners

Competition was fierce at the summer LIGHTOVATION: Dallas International Lighting Show – organized by the Dallas Market Center in partnership with enLIGHTenment magazine – as more manufacturers submitted new product for consideration in each category...

Show It Off

At the June LIGHTOVATION, the Lighting Showroom Association (LSA) held an educational session led by Quinn Sack, Visual Merchandising Manager at Hinkley Lighting, that focused on merchandising tips for showrooms. Here are some of the ideas discussed...

In Memoriam: Tisha Van Barneveld

(December 17, 1971- June 16, 2019)  A Lovingly Remembrance From Her Family: Tisha’s lighting career started at age 12, working in the warehouse and office at her family’s showroom, Martin Lighting. She was a shy bashful little girl who insisted...

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30 Under 30: Cole Semanko

This month starts our series of recognizing the outstanding up-and-comers in our industry who have already made a significant impact while in their 20s. MEET COLE SEMANKO Vintage Fans & More, Sole Proprietor Fargo, North Dakota How long at...

Jeff Lehman Joins Matteo

Industry veteran Jeff Lehman has been named U.S. National Sales Manager for Canadian lighting manufacturer Matteo, which is headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia. While the company has achieved strong brand recognition throughout Canada, it...

Co-Presidents Named at Lutron

Executive Vice Presidents Ramin Mehrganpour and Ed Blair have been named Co-Presidents, while current President Mike Pessina will maintain his Co-CEO role with Susan Hakkarainen Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron Electronics, has announced the evolution...

Justice Design Group Under New – But Familiar –...

Now privately owned & operated, the new ownership structure will reportedly enable faster product innovation and streamline customer service. Los Angeles-based ceramic lighting manufacturer Justice Design Group has been acquired from Chicago...

Robin Gordon Named VP/Marketing at ELK

Nesquehoning, Pa.-based ELK Group International (which includes the ELK Home, ELK Lighting, ELK Hospitality, ELK Lifestyle, Stein World, and Thomas Lighting divisions) has appointed Robin Gordon as VP/Marketing at ELK Group International. She will...

Source Lighting, LLC Expands Reach, Acquires PKL...

Nashville-based Source Lighting, LLC, has acquired Pat Kelly Lighting (PKL) with the goal of further strengthening its regional scope and expanding its manufacturer representation. PKL has operated as a successful independent sales agency out...

Windward Software Owners Retire, Sell Business to...

Dennis and Jean Jacobsen – who co-founded Windward Software Inc. in Chicago 35 years ago as a tool to help small to mid-size businesses – have retired and sold their company to British Columbia, Canada-based Volaris Group, which is part of...

Stan Drake Join PageOne Lighting

Lighting industry veteran Stan Drake has joined Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada-based PageOne Lighting as International Sales Director. In this newly created position, Drake will be responsible for growing all sales in North America while also being...

IN MEMORIAM: Ken Gale

Lighting industry veteran Kenneth D. Gale of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away on June 23 at age 87. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marilyn Gale; daughters, Eydie (John) Bowe, and Robin (Brian) Singer; sons, Mark (Barbara Medina) Gale, and...

2019 Lightfair

Lightfair Highlights: Spring 2019

In addition to light source innovation, there were two distinct themes evident throughout the annual show that underscored where manufacturers are placing an emphasis. ith lighting and controls technology evolving so rapidly, having an annual...

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Bringing the Factory Home

Last year, before the initial tariffs were announced, executives at California-based commercial lighting company Optec LED decided to relocate production from China to the U.S. for the benefit of their customers.  Next month, production in...