enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Author - Linda Longo

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...

2017 ALA Conference Rated a Unanimous Success

The much-awaited American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference – postponed last year due to health concerns over the Zika virus in its Puerto Rico location – was met with widespread approval when it was held in Vancouver, B.C., last month. here was...

ALA Website Home

ALA Relaunches Web Site

uring its September conference, the American Lighting Association (ALA) announced that it will launch a new Web site, complete with updated content, a mobile-friendly design, plus a new system for accessing ALA’s online courses. The site will be...

Why It’s “Smart” to Offer the Connected Home

The terms “smart home” and “the connected home” were emphasized throughout the ALA Conference — and with good reason. According to industry experts, the success of lighting distributors could very well rely upon how well they assimilate this...

What I Learned from Judging the LFT Awards

It was an incredible learning experience participating as a judge in this year’s Lighting for Tomorrow competition. his year there was an unprecedented amount of interest – an initial estimate of nearly 200 product submissions – for the 17th annual...

2017 ALA Conference Rated a Unanimous Success

The much-awaited American Lighting Association (ALA) Conference – postponed last year due to health concerns over the Zika virus in its Puerto Rico location – was met with widespread approval when it was held in Vancouver, B.C. this week. There was...

Lights Unlimited

Limitless

The name of the company says it all, but selection isn’t the only reason customers travel from nearly one hour away to shop at Lights Unlimited. ake no mistake about it; competition is keen in the Raleigh-Durham part of North Carolina — and that...

Brendan Ravenhill

California Dreaming

This East Coast born and raised artist has been delightfully building with wood since childhood. Now on the West Coast, Brendan Ravenhill manufactures his Minimalist furniture and lighting lines using local resources. ot many children have a castle...

Divine Getaway

In ancient Roman mythology, Salacia (Neptune’s wife) was regarded as the goddess of the sea — a fitting name for this newly constructed private residence on Turks & Caicos island featuring lighting design by James Solecki. By Linda Longo  ...

Loft 550, Malden Mills, Lawrence, MA USA by The Architectural Team

Lofty Goal

In a case of creative redevelopment, a historic textile mill in Massachusetts is transformed into hip, multi-family housing. Back in the heyday of domestic manufacturing, the 29-acre, nine-building textile factory known as Malden Mills was producing...

Girl Power

As Wonder Woman reached blockbuster status this summer and the ALA plans to launch a Women in the Industry network group, AFX’s own wonder women — the all-female trio heading its sales force — discuss the evolution of women  in the industry...

Aging In Place

Have A Senior Moment

Much fanfare is being made over the Millennial generation, but according to an ALA-accredited seminar held at Lightovation, aging Baby Boomers present an even greater opportunity for lighting showrooms. There are several reasons why Terry McGowan...

Teiber Trilogy

Chad Teiber – the third generation of Teibers in the lighting industry and a new member of ALA’s Young Executives group – reveals why the time was right to shift career gears and jump into the family business full-time. or many who grow up with one...

New Building at Las Vegas Market a Certainty

It wasn’t long after the news broke last month that the global giant private equity firm Blackstone took over ownership of International Market Centers (IMC) – which organizes both the Las Vegas and High Point Markets – from Bain Capital and...