enLIGHTenment – The Lighting Industry Trade Publication

Lighting Controls: A Look Into the Future

Whether it was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES),  the International Builders’ Show, K/BIS, or Dallas Market, most of the technological innovation revolved around controlling everything in our homes via our tablets and smartphones. Lutron...

ALA to Launch Ceiling Fan Certification Program

Thanks to a small group of industry professionals, there will soon be a specialized education/certification program for installers as well as showroom personnel. The Hawaiian Islands are often considered to be a modern-day paradise, but there are a...

Visual Comfort to Operate Independently From...

The residential lighting market has been buzzing about the reported acquisition of Visual Comfort by Generation Brands. An announcement by Moody’s Investors Service on February 7 that AEA Investors LP (which purchased Generation Brands last year)...

Visual Comfort To Join Generation Brands’...

In a recent report released by Moody’s Investors Service this week, AEA Investors LP – the global private investment firm that purchased Generation Brands (VC GB Holdings) last June – has entered into a “definitive agreement to acquire Visual...

Universal Lighting Tech Partners With Schaedler...

Universal Lighting Technologies Partners With Schaedler Yesco Nashville-based Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. has partnered with Harrisburg, Pa.-based Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc. to be an authorized distributor of its complete line of...

Industry Veteran Janice Lassiter Joins IMC

High Point, N.C.-based International Market Centers (IMC) has hired home furnishings industry veteran Janice Lassiter as Director/Home Décor Leasing. She will be based in the High Point corporate offices, reporting to Julie Messner, Senior...

Bill Brown Sales to Represent IR-TEC Sensor and...

Niles, Ill.-based Bill Brown Sales (BBS) will represent IR-TEC, a provider of sensor and control solutions. “We are thrilled to be partnering with a company that has the year-over-year success that Bill Brown Sales has shown,” IR-TEC President Ken...

Lutron Announces Residential Opportunities Tour

Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron Electronics has announced its 2017 Residential Opportunities tour schedule. The tour is designed to offer hands-on training and education for Lutron providers selling RadioRA 2 and Sivoia QS Triathlon shading solutions...

Legrand Names Matt Flurer Residential Regional Sales Manager

Legrand, North America Acquires Original Cast...

West Hartford, Conn.-based Legrand, North America has acquired Original Cast Lighting, Inc. (OCL), a lighting manufacturer based in St. Louis that offers decorative and custom lighting fixtures designed for commercial applications.   “This market...

Visual Display Winners announced at Dallas Market

Dallas Market Boasts Strong Attendance

The Dallas Market Center (DMC) has reported that strong attendance and increased order writing created solid momentum for its recent Total Home & Gift Market held in mid-January. Among the visitors attending the show were more new buyers from...

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The High Of Lo

Lighting designer Mike Brannon sits down with Teddy Lo – founder of LED ARTIST and Teddy Lo Studio – to discuss lighting as art, chroma therapy, Burning Man, and the on-going Victoria Harbour Spectrum project in Hong Kong. ith an early appreciation...

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Editors Note: February 2017

ime and time again at last month’s Lightovation show in Dallas, I found myself asking manufacturers that question as many of the products shown to me were so decorative and unique that it didn’t seem possible that they were designed to withstand the...

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Retail Spotlight: Lighting Expo

A hobby making nautical lamps was the start of a successful chain of lighting showrooms in New Jersey. rowing up in Freehold, N.J., Steve Heyn showed his entrepreneurial skills at a young age, crafting his own wooden lamps with his dad and selling...