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Category - Editor’s Note

Editors Note: February

Another Reason to be “in the Black” ccording to many kitchen and bath design professionals and home furnishings pundits, the all-white kitchens and baths that have been the rage over the...

Editor’s Note January 2019

Meet My Industry Crushes lmost immediately after I entered this industry, I realized that what makes Lighting so different from other categories in the build environment is the amount of...

Are You Practicing Source-ry?

etween the rising cost of lighting products imported from China and backlash over manufacturers who consistently ignore IMAP, there might be a shake-up in lighting showroom loyalties...

Editors Note November 2018

Tariff Troubles he first round of tariffs has already taken effect, but the impact on retailers hasn’t been universal. Depending on the vendor, showrooms have either experienced a price...

Editor’s Note: October 2018

he lighting industry’s relationship with interior designers has been complicated. When I entered the lighting world in 1994, most manufacturers were opposed to opening accounts with...

Editor’s Letter: September 2018

resident Trump’s proposed tariff on products imported from China will have a negative impact on the lighting industry – from suppliers and manufacturers to distributors and end-users – but...

Editor’s Note August 2018

o people who have not been involved in the lighting and ceiling fan worlds, it might seem as if nothing exciting has happened in those industries for decades. Granted, our industry didn’t...

Editor’s Note July 2018

une Markets are usually quiet, but this time there was a lot of noise being made — and it was coming from the retail community. Fed up with widespread reports that some manufacturers are...

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Editor’s Note June 2018

…some element in LED or smart technology has probably improved. That’s how fast innovation is occurring in the lighting industry right now. Having just attended Lightfair, I can attest to...

Home Lighting

Editor’s Note May 2018

`t’s that time of year for enLIGHTenment magazine, where we tabulate the nominations for our annual Legends, Leaders & Luminaries awards. I imagine it must be like what goes on at the...

Editor’s Note: April 2018

nterior designers have known all along that our home environment can make us feel comfortable, happy, and “safe” from the outside world. When I first read about luxury doomsday or fallout...

Editor’s Note: March 2018

eeing “red” is a bad thing when it comes to emotions, but is now embraced in home décor. That same attitude is affecting another color: black. Consumers are feeling confident specifying...

Editor’s Note February 2018

hese days it’s getting harder to distinguish outdoor living spaces from interior ones, as the assortment of decorative fixtures hardy enough for damp and wet locations has expanded far...

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...