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Bulbrite & Plumen Ink Exclusive Partnership

Moonachie, N.J.-based Bulbrite has reached an exclusive lighting showroom distribution agreement with Plumen, the award-winning U.K.-based distinctive light bulb company, for its new decorative LED bulb. Plumen bulbs utilize flexible LED filaments...

Global Views Launches Direct-to-Consumer Online...

You might not have heard of anyone named William D Scott, but pretty soon consumers may be on a first-name basis with “him.” That’s the name given to a new, online direct-to-consumer retail shop established and operated by Global Views...

Hudson Valley Lighting Brands Enter European...

Inside Hudson Valley Lighting Group’s booth at Maison&Objet The Hudson Valley Lighting Group – which includes the brands Hudson Valley Lighting, Mitzi, Troy Lighting, and Corbett Lighting – has launched in the European market, kicking off...

ETC Co-Founder Fred Foster Succumbs to Cancer

Middleton, Wisc.-based ETC co-founder and CEO Fred Foster has passed away at the age of 61. Foster is widely considered to be a visionary, an innovator, and a role model. The ETC culture of family, support, and encouragement is attributed to Foster...

Darren James Appointed President of KAI Texas

KAI Enterprises – an integrated architectural, engineering, and construction services firm – has named long-time Dallas community leader Darren L. James, AIA President of KAI Enterprises. The leadership change reflects the company’s vision to grow...

Editors Note: February

Another Reason to be “in the Black” ccording to many kitchen and bath design professionals and home furnishings pundits, the all-white kitchens and baths that have been the rage over the past several years are increasingly being edged out in...

Jeff Dross Kichler Cleveland

Top Kitchen & Bath Trends

“I always like to break down new trends into a couple of categories — technology and aesthetics. “When considering technology, we’re becoming an LED society. There doesn’t appear to be any going back. We’re getting very close to the second leg of...

Other Home Trends to Watch in 2019

GE Appliances’ new Café brand offers The Matte Collection, the brand’s first line of customizable, modern kitchen appliances. The collection provides an option beyond stainless steel with tones such as brushed bronze, brushed stainless, brushed...

Hafele Multi-Dimensional Bathroom Mirror

Top Kitchen & Bath Trends from Scott...

“Probably our most-anticipated offering is one that we introduced last year; the response to our Multi-Dimensional Mirror has been so tremendous that we’ve already gone back to our suppliers to request more product. The mirror, available in three...

Vola faucet from Hastings

Top Trends in Kitchens & Baths by Jeff...

“Black has been inching its way into lighting for several years, and now is starting to stick its nose into some of the higher-end faucets. Here in the Northwest, I’d describe the latest trend as “eclectic chaos.” We’re seeing things like Minimalist...

Kitchen Lighting Trends

Top Trends in Kitchens & Baths by Interior...

“People are much more willing to make a statement when it comes to lighting selections for their baths and kitchens than ever before. They don’t feel like they have to be understated. I often recommend lighting fixtures for bathrooms that – in the...

Human Centric Lighting

The Booming Wellness World

The term “HumanCentric” has become a catchy phrase lately, but not many outside of the Light & Health field know exactly what it is and how it is different from the lighting we use every day. By David Shiller he lighting trade press is full...

Enlightenment Residential Lighting News

The Evolving Role of the Lighting Showroom

Succeeding in retail today involves so much more than just having the right products. By Steven J. Parker, LC he retail environment is evolving rapidly, and the changes predicted for the future require proactive measures. We already see a large...

Mark Okun

The Importance of Strategic Partnerships

How much you move your company forward this year may come down to how well you play with others. he quote “No man is an island entire of itself” by English metaphysical poet John Donne can also apply to your business. It has been proven that humans...

Amazon to Join Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors

The Zigbee Alliance – an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT) – has announced that Amazon will join its Board of Directors. As IoT growth continues to...