enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Remembering Ira Phillips

My first job in journalism was covering the kitchen and bath industry for a trade magazine, where I’d attend trade shows and meet the “suits” at huge corporations such as Dupont, Formica, MASCO, Sharp, Wilsonart, and many others. None of the top...

Gift For Life/National Stationery Show® Team AIDS...

Gift for Life, the gift, stationery, and home decor industries’ leading charitable organization, announces the Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team recently raised more than $27,000 for men, women, and families living with HIV/AIDS...

Twin Star Home Supports City of Hope at Annual...

Twin Star Home, a leader in electric fireplaces and a premier designer and manufacturer of home furnishings based in Delray Beach, Fla., continued its 10-year commitment of supporting research center City of Hope at their recent West Coast event and...

NY NOW® Announces 2019 Details

NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, February 3-6, 2019. Included in the major additions, features, and changes planned for the winter Market is the co-location...

Dunes Point Capital Acquires Sonneman – A...

Dunes Point Capital (DPC) has acquired Sonneman – A Way of Light, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end architectural lighting for commercial and residential applications. Sonneman’s product lines include 1,800 SKUs, with more than...

Fifth Annual Market Choice Awards Winners...

 Dallas Market Center and enLIGHTenment magazine announced the winners of the fifth annual Market Choice Awards during Lightovation – Dallas International Lighting Show.   The awards program recognizes new product introductions during...

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Spells Victory for...

Describing it as “an important victory for brick-and-mortar lighting retailers to help bring about retail fairness,” Michael Weems, VP/Government Engagement for the American Lighting Association (ALA), released a statement to the ALA membership that...

Lighting One Celebrates “MORE”

Lighting One lived up to its 2018 convention theme, “Be MORE,” as the organization hosted its annual awards reception June 19 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Dallas. Gregg Garofalo, President of Lighting One, received the Guiding Light Award...

Focus Welcomes Pamala Wishard

  Focus Industries Inc., based in Lake Forest, Calif., has welcomed Pamala Wishard as its new Product Manager. Wishard will assume responsibility of all product line development with the support of CEO/Sales Director, Stan Shibata.  With...

LIGHTFAIR® International Recaps a Great Year

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set a record at McCormick Place in Chicago May 6-10, with a significant increase in registration over last year. The show featured 600 exhibitors – including 66 first-time exhibiting companies – and 136...

PORT 68 signs new lease for Atlanta

PORT 68 will unveil a new showroom in Atlanta’s AmericasMart for the upcoming International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 10-16. The Chicago-based producer is moving up the corridor in AmericasMart’s Building 1 to area 14 E-22...

Asia’s Leading Trade Show for the Lighting...

The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) is set to celebrate another year as one of Asia’s leading trade platforms for the lighting and LED industry, welcoming more than 2,600 exhibitors. Held June 9-12, the fair continues to be...

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 the speed at which these developments are hitting the market...

Discovery Elementary School in Kentwood, Mich.

Lighting Star

A 5th-grade student’s school project elevates lighting’s Cool Factor with her research on innovation — all she needed was a mentor. ver the past decade, lighting industry veterans have fretted over attracting young people to the field. Compared to...

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Atlanta’s Hot List

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® runs July 10-16 at the AmericasMart. Here’s a sampling of some of the new products on display.