March 26, 2015
Generation Brands (GB) has promoted Matt Vollmer to President and Chief Sales Officer. GB is a parent company for Feiss-Monte Carlo, LBL... read full story
March 26, 2015
Lamps Plus is aligning with DreamWorks Animation and the upcoming movie “Home” on a new line of officially licensed lamp shades and lighting. In... read full story
March 25, 2015
U.S. interior design firms ended 2014 with continued but slowed business improvement, according to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)... read full story
March 19, 2015
Royal Philips announced in a Shareholder Circular on March 19 that it plans to separate its lighting business through an initial public offering (IPO... read full story
March 26, 2015
Q: What are the biggest differences between Canadian and American lighting markets? A: I’ve always looked on the North American lighting marketplace... read full article
March 13, 2015
As many in the home furnishings industry celebrated a slight but meaningful uptick in sales over the previous year, news outlets throughout North... read full article
March 11, 2015
In March 2015, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) will launch the ALA Newsfeed, a free customizable member option.  The ALA Newsfeed is a fully-... read full article
March 04, 2015
With 76 million Baby Boomers in the United States and 60-year-olds needing double the light as folks half their age, the social media sphere is abuzz... read full article

marketplace

  • The Santa Cruz wall light from A19 is made from kiln-fired ceramic. The light emanates through the open top and from each of the three horizontal bands to create a lovely glow on the surface of the fixture. Paint this design...
    A19 Santa Cruz wall sconce
    A19 Santa Cruz wall sconce
  • A No.1-seller in the Canadian market, Lite Source’s Deion three-light hanging arc floor lamp has a polished steel-finished frame. Each light glows within white pleated vinyl shades and a three-way switch on the pole makes...
    Lite Source Deion
    Lite Source Deion
  • Elco Lighting’s LED 4-inch IC Airtight New Construction housing is an eco-friendly alternative to less efficient light sources. Features include a 14.7W high-lumen output, 120V AC driver, warm white color with more than 950...
    Elco LED Recessed Can
    Elco LED Recessed Can
  • Stein World’s Caristona lamp adds drama and style to a space. A warm metallic finish dresses up its timeless silhouette. This classic lamp is cUL-rated and features an aesthetic popular with Canadian consumers. 
  • The Cedar Green-finished Flora and Fauna lamp from Pacific Coast with ceramic body and medium beige textured weave shade would provide an element of nature north of the border. The 30-inch-tall lamp is part of the Kathy...
    Pacific Coast Lighting Flora and Fauna
    Pacific Coast Lighting Flora and Fauna
  • New in January 2015, the Hemingway Collection from Varaluz proved incredibly popular with Canadian customers. This six-light pendant’s ribbed recycled glass has texture pressed into the backside to create a sparkly effect....
    Varaluz Hemingway
    Varaluz Hemingway
  • The three-speed, 52-inch Celestra fan from Kendal Lighting in Chrome with Silver blades features an integrated optic crystal light kit with three 50W G9 bulbs and a dimmer.
    Kendal Lighting Celestra
    Kendal Lighting Celestra
  • FlowDécor’s Magnolia table lamp mixes metals with an Antique Brass and a Dark Antique Brass finish with a crystal base. It stands 28.5 inches tall.
    Flow Decor Magnolia
    Flow Decor Magnolia
  • Dainolite’s Intaglio relief pendant is sculpted from ridged fabric and wire and available in custom sizes. Shown here in Black and Gold, it’s also available in Black and Silver or White and Silver.
    Dainolite Intaglio
    Dainolite Intaglio
  • Jesco’s Knot pendant is a handmade freeform knot of colored and clear taffy-like glass with a 6-inch diameter. Available in Red, Black, White or Teal, the pendant can be clicked into a mono- or multi-point canopy, a Jesco...
    Jesco Knot
    Jesco Knot
  • For this outdoor line from Craftmade Brands, 75 new items are introduced in the Exteriors 2015 catalog, including stunning transitional and contemporary styles. 
    Exteriors Craftmade Catalog
    Exteriors Craftmade Catalog
  • Available wherever Lightly Twisted™ lighting is sold, the 2015 Varaluz and Alternating Current catalog showcases two brands and more than 500 fixtures in one fascinating catalog. It’s also available as an e-book at www....
    Varaluz Alternating Current Catalog
    Varaluz Alternating Current Catalog
  • Nuvo Complete is the most extensive collection of the company’s products to date. This handsome set contains The Decorative Book, The Outdoor Book, The Basics Book and the Nuvo Complete Price Guide to all three catalogs. It’...
    Nuvo Complete Catalog
    Nuvo Complete Catalog
  • View the most recent illuminating styles from Eurofase in its new decorative LIGHT Catalog. It showcases elegant art pieces for your customer’s home or business.
    Eurofase Light Catalog
    Eurofase Light Catalog
  • The  new Kathy Ireland Home by Pacific Coast Lighting catalog is filled with gorgeous new lighting and accessory designs. The company is an extraordinary resource for beautiful residential and commercial lighting. 
    Kathy Ireland Home Catalog
    Kathy Ireland Home Catalog
I'm putting our house on the market and we have a finished attic space that we used as a playroom for the kids. We want to dress it up using lighting. What do you think about color-changing LEDs?
I am rather partial to LEDs, but in this scenario I am going suggest another direction. If you were staying in this home, then investing in color-changing LEDs would create a cool space for the kids. But this is a house for sale and you want to add something that isn’t too personal or expensive. I went to an open house recently and the stager had installed inexpensive pendant fixtures in the smaller bedrooms that cast a pattern of light on the walls and ceilings. It was magical.
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Laura Van Zeyl
The January Dallas Market got 2015 off on the right foot for our industry in just about every way. Buyer traffic was visibly up, sales were robust, product introductions were...

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