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Instagram Stories, Ultralights, Julia Restin
Instagram Stories provides an engaging medium to post visual content temporarily to your Instagram account without clogging your photo feed. Much like Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories disappears at the end of the day,... read more
Pace Lighting, Lightovation, Dallas Market Center
As soon as the new year hits, market season is upon us, and retailers from across the country will gather at shows like Lightovation, Jan. 18-22, to see new product and do their purchasing. With so much to do, and so little... read more
Bob Karlicek, Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications ERC
Residential Lighting: What is the Engineering Research Center (ERC)? Bob Karlicek: ERC is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that has been in operation for more than 30 years. Its intention is to move technologies... read more
Lighting & Fans in Chicago, Houzz Visual Match
On the weekend of Sept. 24, about 20 members of the lighting industry gathered in the Windy City for an event dubbed “Lighting & Fans in Chicago.” Spurred out of the desire for some networking and discussion in place of... read more
Barry Goralnick
Q: How has outdoor lighting changed since you earned a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design?A: When I started my firm in the mid-80s after training with Robert AM Stern Architects, I was... read more
As technology progresses, so should your business. Many retailers are looking for portable solutions to allow for accessing data anywhere they are, while simultaneously providing customers with the opportunity to purchase... read more
Erinn Valencich
Q:  What’s the size and scope of your collection for Elegant Lighting?A: I’ve designed 40 pieces for them, so it’s quite a large collection. There are four families, and they each include pendants, flush mounts, table... read more
Residential Lighting: What hats do you wear today that designers didn’t wear in the past? Lisa Kahn: I find that I wear a great many more hats than I ever have. One of those hats is plumbing the depths of our core values and... read more
Sponsored by Crypton Home Fabric, this year’s High Point Style Spotters are back to scour the fall market for the latest new styles. These designer trendsetters are tasked with sharing their favorite discoveries via their... read more
Progressive Lighting
Although lighting professionals know and understand all about the benefits of LEDs, many consumers are still hesitant to give up their beloved incandescents for an array of reasons. Given this pushback, how are showrooms... read more
Pokémon GO, SYLVANIA, 8th annual Socket Survey
The newest app sensation, Pokémon GO, has taken the world by storm. The augmented reality game allows players to capture Pokémon by using the GPS and camera on their phones. Along the way, they can stop at PokéStops or... read more
Nick Senofsky, LEDI
Residential Lighting: How did you get started with LED tape lights? Nick Senofsky: By training, I’m an electrical engineer. In 2007, I saw a huge need for a high-quality tape light. Tape lights were selling back then, but... read more
Jake Dyson
Q: Are you a product designer, product engineer or entrepreneur at heart?A: I’m an engineer at heart, as I’m fundamentally interested in the way things function and how they can be improved to work better and solve problems... read more
Lighting Etc.
Some lighting showrooms are ditching “traditional” advertising and relying solely on social media to market their stores. It can be time-consuming, but the costs are minimal, and when done properly it can bring plenty of... read more
Elizabeth Lyons
Q: How did you find your calling?A: My love of glass began when I was a young girl visiting my grandparents’ chandelier and mirror factory in New York City. I was completely enamored with this huge chest of tiny little... read more
Matt Belcher
Residential Lighting: What’s the outlook for homebuilding? Matt Belcher: The forecast for new home construction for the rest of this year and into next year is very good. The stock of existing homes has dried up, and... read more
Houzz & Home Survey 2016
2016 Houzz & Home Survey An annual Houzz survey of 120,000 respondents on residential remodeling, building and decorating activity in the United States found that kitchen and bath renovations are where people are... read more
IBB Design Fine Furnishings
There’s something to be said about learning from the experience of others — in personal matters and in business. Mom-and-pop shops have more in common than not, and those in related industries can truly relate, empathize and... read more
Shelia Butler
Residential Lighting: Can you briefly explain the top few reasons small businesses fail? Shelia Butler: This is a topic I love to talk about because like it or not, most small business struggle — the No. 1 reason they... read more
Gift manufacturer Evergreen Enterprises is redefining the capabilities of a brick-and-mortar showroom.  At the January Las Vegas Market, the company rolled out a new program called Evergreen On-Demand, an iPad-based... read more

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