enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Dallas Market Center Relaunches Brand

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) unveiled new branding for the company including a new logo and magazine. Both elements are part of a comprehensive, multi-stage strategy to lead with purpose in the new era of wholesale buying. The new logo – with its...

IMAX Doubles Space, Relocates Dallas Market...

IMAX Worldwide Home has moved to a new showroom at Dallas Market Center (DMC) in the World Trade Center on the 6th floor (#608), doubling its space and increasing its visibility. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11:30 am on Thursday...

Leviton Lighting Expands Westfall’s...

Controls and lighting manufacturer Leviton, headquartered in Melville, N.Y., has named Richard Westfall to Vice President & General Manager of the Leviton Lighting business unit. Westfall is tasked with leading the business unit and driving...

NY NOW Partners With Robin Baron Design, Inc.

Renowned Manhattan-based interior designer Robin Baron of Robin Baron Design, Inc., has been named the brand ambassador for the NY NOW® Winter Market. As such, Baron and her team will design the Transcend area at NY NOW’s Winter 2019 Market, taking...

Surya & Satya Tiwari Honored With 2019...

Surya founder Surya Tiwari and President Satya Tiwari will be honored by the renowned independent cancer research and treatment center City of Hope with its highest honor, the 2019 Spirit of Life® Award. For the past six years, Surya has been a...

New Association for Lighting Retailers to Launch...

What started as a grassroots forum online in October 2017 for lighting showroom owners, managers, and sales associates to share common challenges, exchange ideas, and brainstorm solutions through a Facebook Group Page under the name Lighting...

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 regarding sourcing in the year ahead. Many brick-and-mortar...

2018 Year In Review

Despite the tumultuous political climate, U.S. consumer spending continued to rise in 2018, increasing incrementally each quarter and reaching an all-time high of $12968.54 USD billion. ith consumer spending on the rise and most lighting showrooms...

Next In Line

Unlike the succession plan of a ruling monarchy, passing the torch in business is a bit more complicated. Here is what you need to know about ensuring your company’s continued success. uch like writing a will, no one relishes the task of succession...

Hong Kong Smart Section

Hong Kong Fair Highlights

The world may be divided politically, but when it comes to the future direction and goals of the lighting industry, all minds are thinking alike. ast month’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair brought together manufacturers of nearly every...

ALA Conference Report

he recent ALA Conference in Asheville, N.C. delivered thought-provoking educational sessions as well as valuable networking opportunities. Here is a sampling of what went on. Better Than Customer Service For greater loyalty from new and existing...

Act Now to Become Connected

Industry leaders from Lutron and Google/Nest discussed the role of lighting in today’s connected world and the opportunities on the horizon ight is something you have to see and feel,” explained Michael Smith, VP/Residential Sales for Lutron...

Mark Okun

How to Cultivate Sales Stars

The retail world has changed so vastly over the past few years that talented sales professionals are needed now more than ever. s with any career, sales has a set of standards that, when followed, will provide you with success. It requires a...

Program Donates to Charity With Each Buyer...

The charitable organization Gift for Life has announced that two of its beneficiaries – LIFELINE for Feeding America and DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS – will be the recipients of funds raised through NY NOW Cares, a new...

Jeremy Friedman Joins Focal Point as Regional...

Chicago-based and family-owned architectural lighting manufacturer Focal Point LLC, has appointed Jeremy Friedman as North Central Regional Sales Manager. He will report to Phil Mancuso, VP/Sales – Central Area. Friedman has more than seven years of...

Meyda Custom Lighting Expands Powder-Coat Facility

Yorkville, N.Y.-based Meyda Custom Lighting is expanding its powder-coating production area within its 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility by more than 50 percent to accommodate customers’ changing finishing demands. The newly purchased powder...