enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Author - Linda Longo

LUMINARY Manufacturer: Matt John Elemental LED

How did you enter the lighting industry? By chance! A group I was working with helped fund Elemental LED in the early stage. As I investigated the company and became more familiar with the industry and LED technology, I was fascinated by the...

LEADER Sales Rep: Kelly Casagrande- Casagrande...

How did you enter the lighting industry? I had been working for a lumber and building materials distributor until they closed their facility, and I began looking for another position.  I was very young and I answered an ad in the newspaper from...

LEADER Retailer: Ric Jolie- Benson’s Lighting...

How did you enter the lighting industry? While in college in the early 1970s with the goal of attending law school, I came to that proverbial “fork in the road”…and, as Yogi Berra directed…I took it! I had been doing side work as a discotheque DJ...

LEADER Manufacturer:Todd Teiber- Craftmade

How did you enter the lighting industry? I was born into the lighting industry. My dad, Bill Teiber, was a manufacturers’ rep and importer in the residential lighting business.  As a young boy I tagged along with my dad when he called on...

LEGEND Sales Rep: BJ Ferber Bill Ferber &...

How did you enter the lighting industry? I learned a lot about the home furnishings business from my dad, Bill Ferber, Sr., who established his own rep firm and had a permanent showroom in the Dallas Market Center for many years. However I entered...

LEGEND Manufacturer: Albert Cohen & (the...

enLIGHTenment Magazine is proud to present the recipients of our annual awards honoring those individuals in our industry who have been nominated by their peers for leading by example, standing out in their field, and inspiring others. How did you...

Big Things, Small Package

Measuring less than 2,000 square feet, Patdo Light Studio is “more than [customers] will ever need” to find just the right lighting for their project. Overhearing Mari-Lou Nania consult with a couple about lighting selection at Patdo Light Studio is...

ALA to Launch Ceiling Fan Specialist Certification

Thanks to a small group of industry professionals, there will soon be two specialized education programs focused on ceiling fans for installers as well as retail salespeople The Hawaiian islands are often considered to be a modern-day paradise, but...

Dealing With Challenging Clients

Renowned interior designers Robin Baron and Corey Damen Jenkins discuss their approach when having those tough talks with clients about budgets, conflicting design ideas, and respect. New York City-based Robin Baron and Detroit-based Corey Damen...

2017 Winter Markets Break Records

The year 2017 is off to a great start if the buyer attendance and new exhibitor roster at the Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas Markets are any indication. espite a tumultuous political climate – often a harbinger of a retail slowdown – the mood among...

Lighting Controls: A Look Into the Future

Whether it was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES),  the International Builders’ Show, K/BIS, or Dallas Market, most of the technological innovation revolved around controlling everything in our homes via our tablets and smartphones. Lutron...

ALA to Launch Ceiling Fan Certification Program

Thanks to a small group of industry professionals, there will soon be a specialized education/certification program for installers as well as showroom personnel. The Hawaiian Islands are often considered to be a modern-day paradise, but there are a...

Visual Comfort to Operate Independently From...

The residential lighting market has been buzzing about the reported acquisition of Visual Comfort by Generation Brands. An announcement by Moody’s Investors Service on February 7 that AEA Investors LP (which purchased Generation Brands last year)...

Visual Comfort To Join Generation Brands’...

In a recent report released by Moody’s Investors Service this week, AEA Investors LP – the global private investment firm that purchased Generation Brands (VC GB Holdings) last June – has entered into a “definitive agreement to acquire Visual...