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Category - Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note January 2018

It’s a Small World After All irst of all, my apologies for the “ear worm” that I probably just put into your heads regarding the children’s song, but I am intrigued by a new category of...

Editor’s Note December 2017

We’ve Got to Have Standards ith the lighting industry becoming more sophisticated through LED technology and wireless connectivity (i.e. smart products), it’s increasingly important for the...

Editor’s Note October 2017

hether it was my recent experience as a judge for the annual Lighting for Tomorrow Awards or by serving as a panelist for an educational session on the Connected Home during last month’s...

Editor’s Note September 2017

ast month I attended the American Lighting Association’s annual Engineering Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. and was bowled over not only by the sheer volume of impending legislation...

Editor’s Note August 2017

oogle the words “ceiling fan fails” and you will have several hours’ worth of viewing time on YouTube® watching people accidentally (or intentionally) getting harmed by whirling ceiling fan...

Editor’s Note July 2017

Whether the President’s focus on bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. will translate into a bump in consumers purchasing home furnishings made in this country remains to be seen...

Editor’s Note: June 2017

Your Competition Has Never Heard of You The days are dwindling when lighting showrooms know their rivals for local marketshare by name (i.e. the lighting store across town or a branch of an...

Editor’s Note May 2017

There’s Always a First Time! That time-worn cliché is actually quite true. Not only does it sum up the sentiment I heard from some of the winners in our Legends, Leaders, and Luminaries...

Editor’s Note: March 2017

‘m not sure where the fascination with nostalgia in home décor started, but I think it might have been when the phase-outs of the incandescent bulbs were being announced all over the...

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Editor’s 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...

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Editor’s Note: December 2016

ove over, phrases such as “outside the box” and “drill down” and “at the end of the day,” there’s a new term being bandied about at industry shows and it especially applies to lighting:...

Editor’s Letter: October 2016

The era of Matchy-Matchy seems to be coming to a close. Not much more than 10 years ago, consumers didn’t express confidence in selecting complementary lighting and furniture choices for...

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Editor’s Letter: September 2016

The Battle for Control f you’ve been to an electronics or lighting trade show recently, you already know how fast the controls category is growing. Now besides Bluetooth and wi-fi, there is...

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Editor’s Letter August 2016

resh from the official launch of the “LED Experience Center” – a powerful demonstration room that explores the opportunities now available in LED lighting – at Light Bulbs Etc. in Costa...

Editor’s Letter July 2016

t’s not just election campaigns stirring up feelings of national pride and support for domestic manufacturing, there is an emphasis in many areas affecting consumers regarding the benefits...