enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

March Showroom Standouts

Two-tone finishes were prominent all over the winter markets, especially when pairing hints of brass and gold tones with dark browns and black.    

Editors 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 globe. Suddenly, everyone wanted what they thought they...

2017 Winter Markets Break Records

The year 2017 is off to a great start if the buyer attendance and new exhibitor roster at the Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas Markets are any indication. espite a tumultuous political climate – often a harbinger of a retail slowdown – the mood among...

Home Grown: Plant Food + Wine

Awarded 4 stars from the Miami Herald, Plant Food + Wine features cutting edge, plant-based cuisine and needed lighting to complement that sustainable vibe. estled amid the Wynwood Arts District, The Sacred Space Miami™ – described as “a space for...

Are Catalogs Becoming Extinct?

The importance and application of the paper product catalog has been slowly marching towards a total revamping. By Mark Okun efore the digital revolution in catalogs, we would share product and technical information with customers. Recently there...

What’s Haute In Kitchen & Baths

Since kitchens and baths remain the top home improvement projects among homeowners, the trends at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) are highly relevant to lighting showrooms whose customers are renovating those key rooms. lean white décor is...

Lighting Controls: A Look Into the Future

Whether it was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES),  the International Builders’ Show, K/BIS, or Dallas Market, most of the technological innovation revolved around controlling everything in our homes via our tablets and smartphones. Lutron...

ALA to Launch Ceiling Fan Certification Program

Thanks to a small group of industry professionals, there will soon be a specialized education/certification program for installers as well as showroom personnel. The Hawaiian Islands are often considered to be a modern-day paradise, but there are a...

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)...

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...

Universal Lighting Tech Partners With Schaedler...

Universal Lighting Technologies Partners With Schaedler Yesco Nashville-based Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. has partnered with Harrisburg, Pa.-based Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc. to be an authorized distributor of its complete line of...

Industry Veteran Janice Lassiter Joins IMC

High Point, N.C.-based International Market Centers (IMC) has hired home furnishings industry veteran Janice Lassiter as Director/Home Décor Leasing. She will be based in the High Point corporate offices, reporting to Julie Messner, Senior...

Bill Brown Sales to Represent IR-TEC Sensor and...

Niles, Ill.-based Bill Brown Sales (BBS) will represent IR-TEC, a provider of sensor and control solutions. “We are thrilled to be partnering with a company that has the year-over-year success that Bill Brown Sales has shown,” IR-TEC President Ken...

Lutron Announces Residential Opportunities Tour

Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron Electronics has announced its 2017 Residential Opportunities tour schedule. The tour is designed to offer hands-on training and education for Lutron providers selling RadioRA 2 and Sivoia QS Triathlon shading solutions...

Legrand Names Matt Flurer Residential Regional Sales Manager

Legrand, North America Acquires Original Cast...

West Hartford, Conn.-based Legrand, North America has acquired Original Cast Lighting, Inc. (OCL), a lighting manufacturer based in St. Louis that offers decorative and custom lighting fixtures designed for commercial applications.   “This market...