enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

LEDucation Expands Space for 2020

LEDucation 2019 hasn’t officially started yet, but there’s big news for next year. According to the event’s organizers, “overwhelming demand” has led to an additional 16,398 square feet of exhibition space dedicated to a “Controls and Components”...

DMC Elects Lighting Board of Governors

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) and Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show have announced the election results and appointments for the Lighting Board of Governors. The Board serves as a governing body to consult and advise DMC, represent...

2019 National Hardware Show® to Offer New...

The annual edition of the National Hardware Show® (NHS) will include several new additions to this year’s edition (May 7 to 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) including new sections and categories, additional interactive experiences, and enhanced...

Arkansas Lighting Acquires Prima Lighting

Family-owned Arkansas Lighting – a renowned hospitality-oriented portable lamp manufacturer, which also produces custom ceiling- and wall-mounted fixtures and pendants in Van Buren, Ark. – has broadened its category and customer reach with the...

Lutron Acquires Limelight Wireless Outdoor...

Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron Electronics has acquired the Limelight wireless outdoor lighting control system created by Michigan-based, strategic innovation firm Twisthink and its partner company, TwistHDM. Limelight is a wireless lighting control...

Editor’s Note March 2019

CHANGING CHANNELS ix years ago, when I was at the Taiwan Lighting Fair, I met an exhibitor who proudly told me he was “the number one light bulb provider in the U.S.” Since I was unfamiliar with the company name, I asked where his products were...

Smart Home Lighting IT Solutions

Eye On IoT

Not every showroom will be the ideal fit for offering smart home products, but as the fastest-growing category in lighting, it deserves careful consideration.  By David Shiller   he projections for global home automation sales in 2022...

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...