enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Author - Linda Longo

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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)...

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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...

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Editors Note: February 2017

ime and time again at last month’s Lightovation show in Dallas, I found myself asking manufacturers that question as many of the products shown to me were so decorative and unique that it didn’t seem possible that they were designed to withstand the...

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Retail Spotlight: Lighting Expo

A hobby making nautical lamps was the start of a successful chain of lighting showrooms in New Jersey. rowing up in Freehold, N.J., Steve Heyn showed his entrepreneurial skills at a young age, crafting his own wooden lamps with his dad and selling...

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28th Annual ARTS Awards Winners

The 28th Annual ARTS Awards, sponsored by the Dallas Market Center and ART (the Creative Home Furnishings Network) — along with media sponsors including enLIGHTenment Magazine — held its much-anticipated yearly event last night during the Total Home...

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Psst! Here’s What Your Peers Are Doing

he question that I get asked most often from people already in the residential lighting industry and those looking to break into that market is: “Do you have any statistics?” Unfortunately, since most of our industry’s companies are privately held...

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Horsing Around With Zumtobel Group

In a joint project between the Spanish Riding School Vienna, Zumtobel Group, and zactrack, a dynamic lighting system with special technology combines radio-tracking software with movable spotlights to bring added drama at its latest Lipizzaner horse...

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The Curator Of Cool

Visitors from all over the world come to Tim Jackson of Urban Lighting in San Diego  for his carefully chosen selection of contemporary lamps and fixtures. As a high school student, Tim Jackson spent much of his free time helping out at Cabrio...

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Housing Trends: Make Way for the Extended Family

According to a recent study conducted by Michela Zonta  for The Center for American Progress, the number and size  of households that are larger than the typical nuclear family have increased. For much of the middle of the 20th Century, nuclear...

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Justice Design Group: Three Generations Of Design

From a 1950s ceramic giftware business to a handcrafted ceramic wall sconce line and beyond, the Levin family has headed this successful domestic manufacturer for three generations. It all began with Alfred Levin, who founded the California-based...

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Unplugged: Modern Lantern

Perfect for residential and hospitality applications where electrical outlets aren’t plentiful, this new battery-operated lamp company provides an elegant aesthetic that rivals its electric-based counterparts. s high school students, Stephen and...

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Hong Kong’s Autumn Lighting Fair

The Autumn edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair included the inaugural Hong Kong International Outdoor & Tech Light Expo, Eco Expo Asia, and the Hong Kong International Building & Hardware Fair. he more than 77,000 buyers...

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2016 Las Vegas Market Preview

The Winter Market will offer new & expanded gift, home décor, and gourmet showrooms in Building C, plus 500+ temporary exhibitors in HOME, DESIGN, HANDMADE &  GIFT at The Pavilions.    

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New Energy For the New Year

International Feng Shui Master and Ener’Chi℠ coach Sandy Sue Rector has teamed up with wholesale furniture business owner Joy Rux to create a boxed set – EZ2 Feng Shui: A Simple Guide to Decorating Your Home with Intention – featuring a 26-card deck...

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New Horizons: Hubbardton Forge

Hubbardton Forge has won design awards for its signature  hand-forged styles, but next month at Lightovation the domestic manufacturer will unveil two new brands that defy all preconceived notions of what to expect. he motto “Don’t mess with...