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How Can Smart Products be Safe in a Cyber-Crime World?

How Can Smart Products be Safe in a Cyber-Crime...

As the market becomes flooded with smart products, the providers of those products (whether manufacturer, lighting designer, or retailer) need to address cyber-safety concerns or risk losing customer loyalty. Here is what to look for in connected...

Karyn Hayes of Hinkley Lighting

Hall of Femme

enLIGHTenment Magazine will be shining the spotlight on some of the most inspiring female leaders in the lighting industry. Receiving special recognition this year is Karyn Hayes of Hinkley Lighting. orn in Kansas into a military family and spending...

Selling to Lighting Designers

Building Bonds Between Showrooms & Designers

How lighting showrooms can become indispensable to interior designers.  By Mary Jo Martin he value that lighting showrooms provide designers has been a very hot topic in recent years. As we shared in a feature article in our October 2018 issue...

Interior designer Gail Doby

Managing Client Expectations

Interior designer Gail Doby revealed proven techniques for avoiding potential budget and relationship pitfalls during a seminar at Las Vegas Market. he designer-client relationship – whether it is an interior designer or a lighting designer – can be...

Rick’s Lighting + Home

Southern Hospitality

Voted the #1 Lighting Store in the Charleston area multiple times, Rick’s Lighting + Home is a community favorite not only for lighting expertise, but for the welcoming environment that instantly puts customers at ease. or 34 years, Rick’s Lighting...

Mark Okun

Tapping the Millennial Market

2019 is reportedly the year that Millennials will overtake the Baby Boomers as the largest population by generation. Here’s what it means for you. he generational shift is expected to be subtle as these two groups swap places; the Boomers are...

Hinkley Lighting Acquires Regency Ceiling Fans

It’s a win-win proposition when two family-run, multi-generational businesses come together for the betterment of their customers. Cleveland area-based Hinkley Lighting and St. Louis-based Tacony Corporation share the same Midwestern values...

LIGHTFAIR® 2019 to Explore Future Food Systems...

Caleb Harper – principal investigator and director of the MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture (OpenAG) initiative – will address LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 Conference attendees in a keynote presentation on Monday, May 20. Alex Kanjeev, President of...

High Point Market Announces Celebrity Keynotes...

The High Point Market Authority has revealed its Keynote Series lineup for Spring Market, which will be held April 6-10. The educational series features celebrated podcast host LuAnn Nigara and celebrity designers Bobby Berk, Thom Filicia, Carson...

Abbyson to Debut New Flagship Showroom &...

In a relocation similar to well-known brands such as Christopher Guy, Elegant Lighting, and Aidan Gray, Abbyson will debut its flagship showroom in its own building at 300 East Green Street in time for the Spring High Point Market. Abbyson offers...

Hinkley Lighting Exhibits at KBIS for First Time

Cleveland-based Hinkley Lighting will exhibit at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) for the first time. As a leading designer and distributor of decorative lighting, the company is thrilled to participate in this premier event for...

Bulbrite & Plumen Ink Exclusive Partnership

Moonachie, N.J.-based Bulbrite has reached an exclusive lighting showroom distribution agreement with Plumen, the award-winning U.K.-based distinctive light bulb company, for its new decorative LED bulb. Plumen bulbs utilize flexible LED filaments...

Global Views Launches Direct-to-Consumer Online...

You might not have heard of anyone named William D Scott, but pretty soon consumers may be on a first-name basis with “him.” That’s the name given to a new, online direct-to-consumer retail shop established and operated by Global Views...

Hudson Valley Lighting Brands Enter European...

Inside Hudson Valley Lighting Group’s booth at Maison&Objet The Hudson Valley Lighting Group – which includes the brands Hudson Valley Lighting, Mitzi, Troy Lighting, and Corbett Lighting – has launched in the European market, kicking off...

ETC Co-Founder Fred Foster Succumbs to Cancer

Middleton, Wisc.-based ETC co-founder and CEO Fred Foster has passed away at the age of 61. Foster is widely considered to be a visionary, an innovator, and a role model. The ETC culture of family, support, and encouragement is attributed to Foster...

Darren James Appointed President of KAI Texas

KAI Enterprises – an integrated architectural, engineering, and construction services firm – has named long-time Dallas community leader Darren L. James, AIA President of KAI Enterprises. The leadership change reflects the company’s vision to grow...