enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Co-Presidents Named at Lutron

Executive Vice Presidents Ramin Mehrganpour and Ed Blair have been named Co-Presidents, while current President Mike Pessina will maintain his Co-CEO role with Susan Hakkarainen Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron Electronics, has announced the evolution...

Nicole Davis Joins Bravo Business Media

Experienced lighting and home furnishings industry editor Nicole Davis has been named Trends Editor of enLIGHTenment magazine, the only trade publication dedicated exclusively to the decorative lighting industry.  In this new role, Davis will...

Justice Design Group Under New – But Familiar –...

Now privately owned & operated, the new ownership structure will reportedly enable faster product innovation and streamline customer service. Los Angeles-based ceramic lighting manufacturer Justice Design Group has been acquired from Chicago...

Robin Gordon Named VP/Marketing at ELK

Nesquehoning, Pa.-based ELK Group International (which includes the ELK Home, ELK Lighting, ELK Hospitality, ELK Lifestyle, Stein World, and Thomas Lighting divisions) has appointed Robin Gordon as VP/Marketing at ELK Group International. She will...

Source Lighting, LLC Expands Reach, Acquires PKL...

Nashville-based Source Lighting, LLC, has acquired Pat Kelly Lighting (PKL) with the goal of further strengthening its regional scope and expanding its manufacturer representation. PKL has operated as a successful independent sales agency out...

Windward Software Owners Retire, Sell Business to...

Dennis and Jean Jacobsen – who co-founded Windward Software Inc. in Chicago 35 years ago as a tool to help small to mid-size businesses – have retired and sold their company to British Columbia, Canada-based Volaris Group, which is part of...

Stan Drake Join PageOne Lighting

Lighting industry veteran Stan Drake has joined Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada-based PageOne Lighting as International Sales Director. In this newly created position, Drake will be responsible for growing all sales in North America while also being...

IN MEMORIAM: Ken Gale

Lighting industry veteran Kenneth D. Gale of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away on June 23 at age 87. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marilyn Gale; daughters, Eydie (John) Bowe, and Robin (Brian) Singer; sons, Mark (Barbara Medina) Gale, and...

2019 Lightfair

Lightfair Highlights: Spring 2019

In addition to light source innovation, there were two distinct themes evident throughout the annual show that underscored where manufacturers are placing an emphasis. ith lighting and controls technology evolving so rapidly, having an annual...

Optec LED Lighting_ New Facility

Bringing the Factory Home

Last year, before the initial tariffs were announced, executives at California-based commercial lighting company Optec LED decided to relocate production from China to the U.S. for the benefit of their customers.  Next month, production in...

Enlightenment July 2019

Editor’s Note July 2019

From Margin Pinch to  Hard Squeeze No one is ever happy about receiving a price increase, and although postponed for nearly half a year, the inevitable 25% tariff on goods imported from China hit just before summer market season. To keep market...

Residential Lighting Made In the USA

Made in the USA

Welcome to our annual spotlight on domestic manufacturers! In this special advertising showcase, companies that make their products in America tell us what makes their businesses stand out. HAMMERTON: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH  •  Founded: 1995...

4 Key Concerns in Human-Centric Lighting

With so many different definitions of the ubiquitous term out there, perhaps a broad philosophy of human-centric lighting is the most effective way to explain this science to clients. By Craig Casey, Senior Building Science Engineer at Lutron...

Tariffs — One Year Later

Tariffs — One Year Later: Smoke or Fire?

Since tariffs on Chinese imports went into effect last fall there were two postponements before the inevitable additional hike this spring. Many assumed domestic manufacturers’ business would see an immediate boost. Has that happened? The answer is...

Tivoli’s new ELITE TivoTape™

The Latest in Light Sources & Controls

Both the light source and controls categories are evolving quickly, and in some cases combining in a process called “convergence.” Here are some of the stand-outs I’ve seen at recent shows. nderstandably, there has been rapid growth in 90+ CRI...

Residential Lighting Information

Finding New Customers

Industry pros share top tips for expanding your client reach and increasing foot traffic. argeting your marketing to sell to customers of all ages and needs is no easy task. Consumers typically require a different level of service and expertise than...