enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Mid-Year Checkpoint

In the blink of an eye, we are halfway through 2017 and if you are like most people in the business world, you set your goals in the last quarter of 2016. It’s time to strategize what you can do to create sales momentum over the next six months...

Philadelphia Gift Show Announces New...

New, Pop Up Educational Format to Debut on the Show Floor at Philadelphia Gift Show July 23-26, 2017 Philadelphia Gift Show announced today the extensive educational line-up for its brand new Discovery Zone feature at the July 23-26, 2017 edition...

Elemental LED Relocates to Nevada

Emeryville, Calif.-based Elemental LED, and The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) have announced the relocation of Elemental LED’s U.S. manufacturing and R&D operations to Reno, Nevada. The company is moving its corporate...

Mila Leyva Retires from Nora Lighting After 23...

The second employee to join Nora Lighting more than 23 years ago, Mila Leyva, has retired from the company.  During her tenure at the Commerce, Calif.-based manufacturer Leyva held a range of positions, beginning with office manager and later...

Nora Lighting Expands Coverage in the West

Nora Lighting Hosts Sales Training

NORA LIGHTING HOSTS SALES TRAINING EVENT   Commerce, Calif.-based Nora Lighting welcomed more than 30 new sales representatives to a National Sales Training Meeting at the company headquarters.  The three-day event was hosted by Nora...

Lutron Opens European Experience Centre in London

Known for its wide range of light and blind control solutions, Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron Electronics has unveiled its newest facility – the European Experience Centre – in London. The 6,300-sq.-ft. showroom and education space includes a mix of...

Nora Lighting Hosts Sales Training Event

Commerce, Calif.-based Nora Lighting welcomed more than 30 new sales representatives to a National Sales Training Meeting at the company headquarters.  The three-day event was hosted by Nora Lighting President and CEO Fred Farzan and Executive...

Las Vegas Market Launches C11 Permanent Showroom Floor

Las Vegas Market Expands Partnership

The Las Vegas Market has announced an expansion of its long-standing partnerships with three major non-profit industry associations – Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), Museum Store Association (MSA), and Zoo &...

Leviton Acquires Intense Lighting

Leviton Acquires Birchwood Lighting

Melville, N.Y.-based Leviton has completed its acquisition of Birchwood Lighting, a southern California-based designer and manufacturer of high-quality, specification-grade light fixtures with expertise in linear lighting. Birchwood Lighting is the...

Elemental LED Promotes April Mitchell to Senior VP

Emeryville, Calif.-based Elemental LED has promoted April Mitchell to Senior VP/Customer Experience & Marketing. She will be responsible for leading Elemental LED’s global marketing, branding, and communication initiatives, customer support, and...

Targetti Has New Leadership & Ownership

Italian lighting manufacturer Targetti Sankey S.p.A, has announces that it is under the new ownership of the IDeA Capital Funds SGR. In addition, the Fund has appointed Italian native and industry veteran Piercarlo Gramaglia, as the new CEO and...

Editors 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 Awards who jumped into the lighting industry with both feet and...

LUMINARY Sales Rep: Pamela Tresp- Progress...

How did you enter the lighting industry? To make a long story short, I met my husband. He owned a busy lighting design firm and I wanted a change from law enforcement. While we were dating, I frequently attended client dinners with him and our...

LUMINARY Retailer: Tim Stumm- Lights Fantastic

How did you enter the lighting industry? This is actually my second career. After I graduated college (with a degree in Business Administration), I was enjoying a great career working in property management. At one point, I had a custom builder...

LUMINARY Manufacturer: Matt John Elemental LED

How did you enter the lighting industry? By chance! A group I was working with helped fund Elemental LED in the early stage. As I investigated the company and became more familiar with the industry and LED technology, I was fascinated by the...

LEADER Sales Rep: Kelly Casagrande- Casagrande...

How did you enter the lighting industry? I had been working for a lumber and building materials distributor until they closed their facility, and I began looking for another position.  I was very young and I answered an ad in the newspaper from...