enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Author - Linda Longo

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...

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...

Visual Comfort & Generation Brands Launch...

Visual Comfort & Co. and its partners at Generation Brands have formally announced a new corporate entity: Visual Comfort Group. Visual Comfort Group will go to market with a simplified and focused collection of the following brands – Visual...

Quoizel Promotes Howard Greenberg to Head Retail...

Long-time Quoizel team member Howard Greenberg has been promoted to Executive Director of the Retail Sales & Builder/Contract division of the company. Greenberg began working for Quoizel in 2005 as a Sales Representative for Central/Southern...

SURYA HIRES ROB ROSENQUIST AS VP/SALES

Cartersville, Ga.-based Surya has appointed Rob Rosenquist to the position of Vice President/Sales. As an executive sales leader with 23 years of experience in business development, sales operations, channel management, and training, Rosenquist will...

The LED Controversy

In the upcoming year, customers may ask you questions about health concerns regarding LED lighting. henever a new technology emerges and takes off like wildfire, inevitably thoughts turn to possible medical complications. When earbuds became...

Dine By Design

Part of the transformation of a former giant industrial plant in Italy includes a chic restaurant overseen by the multi-Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini. n the grounds of what was once a thriving factory district that eventually petered out in...

So Many Shows, So Little Time

Lighting trade shows are critical for the exchange of new product and technical information, but the expense for exhibitors – and the growing list of events – has left many wondering if it has become too much.  By Cindy Foster Warthen or any...

New Construction Predicted to Increase in 2018

According to the Dodge Outlook Report, new construction starts are expected to rise across all sectors. hicago-based Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2018 Dodge Construction Outlook in November. The report, a mainstay in construction industry...

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Housing Trends: Zombies Are Dying

Recent statistics indicate the amount of abandoned properties has declined 22 percent over last year. A[/mks_dropcap ccording to the 2017 U.S. Residential Vacant Property and Zombie Foreclosure Report released October 24 by Irvine, Calif.-based...

What Fred Said

Next year will be a lot like 2017 in key areas, according to FreddieMac. ooking ahead to 2018, FreddieMac (otherwise known as the government-sponsored Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.) announced in late September that “the economic environment...

Theodore Alexander Makes Executive Changes

Almost one year after it was acquired by the Guangdong, China-based investment firm Creative Home Furniture Co. Ltd., Theodore Alexander Inc. – a manufacturer of high-end furniture, lighting, and accessories –has named Doris Phua as its new CEO...

Editors Note: November 2017

nfortunately many home builders still need to learn this lesson: Consumers are not fond of the “swiss cheese” ceiling look or track heads the size of jumbo soup cans. Clean ceiling planes are what the chicest homes in shelter magazines show, and...

Who’s Ready for a Revolution?

In his keynote speech Illumination Disruption, Jon Sayah of Fleco Industries/Lights Fantastic, encouraged the ALA audience to become lighting enthusiasts engaged in educating the population about the incredible effects that can be achieved to...

Why Is the FDA Concerned About LEDs?

Believe it or not, LEDs emit radiation – as do high-intensity mercury vapor discharge lamps – and, as such, fall under the enforcement of the Food & Drug Administration. ccording to ALA Engineering Committee member Carl Bloomfield...

What’s New in Connected Lighting

ichael O’Boyle, Senior Manager/Codes, Standards & Laboratories at Philips-Lightolier, stated that “Lighting infrastructure will become a ubiquitous sensor network” that will encompass far more than just lighting as we know it today. “Connected...