enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Category - Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note June 2019

BRACE FOR IMPACT When it appeared that the danger of additional tariff increases would remain on hold after the initial 10-percent hike last fall, many in the industry released their...

Editors Note April 2019

epending on whom you ask in the lighting industry, it is estimated that consumers buy lighting fixtures once every 15 to 25 or more years. It’s not a seasonal business like apparel or...

Editor’s Note March 2019

CHANGING CHANNELS ix years ago, when I was at the Taiwan Lighting Fair, I met an exhibitor who proudly told me he was “the number one light bulb provider in the U.S.” Since I was unfamiliar...

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...

enlightenment Mag

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...