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Against a backdrop of deep purple and wineberry, the lighting industry’s best and brightest turned out for the 20th annual ARTS Awards. The sumptuous soirée, hosted by the Accessories Resource Team (ART) and Dallas Market... read more
Artist Drew Schnierow of Sausalito, CA’s Das Art transforms natural stone into dynamic sculptures of glowing light.  Drew Schnierow Schnierow: I discovered honeycomb onyx when I was [part of] an art collective... read more
A prominent branding expert urges lighting showrooms to broaden their sensory appeal.Residential Lighting: What’s your new book, “Buyology,” all about?Martin Lindstrom: The “Buyology” study is the largest neuro-marketing... read more
Having reached its crest a few years back, the surge of licensed lines has evened out to a slow-but-steady flow. While celebrity continues to draw a respectable crowd, venerable institutions stake a claim, as well, lending... read more
From scrap timber to metal mesh, enticing raw materials shape this year’s most engaging fixtures and portables. Here, designers reveal the esoteric inspiration behind their choice of ingredients and how they translate them... read more
A family connection coaxed Rick Seidman into the folds of the lighting industry in 1989. Nineteen years later, the 42-year-old President and CEO of Quoizel Inc., and the recipient of Residential Lighting’s 2008 Industry... read more
Works from lighting designer Stephen White A self-taught artist, Stephen White of Luminessence gets a charge out of using organic materials to create one-of-a-kind designs. White: My journey began in 1964. After... read more
The popularity of LEDs is on the rise, and trend-savvy suppliers are pulling out all the stops to design solid-state lighting that meets the demand. Here are some recent developments. SpringLamp three-way CFL/LED bulb from... read more
The SOURCE, a lighting education facility located at Cooper Lighting’s headquarters in Peachtree City, GA, recently released its 2009 lineup of classes for the lighting and design industry. March 23-24Healthcare Lighting... read more
Google “lighting” and your top results will include Web sites for such lighting retailers as Lamps Plus and GREENCulture Lighting. Their position at the top of the list is no accident: it’s the result of savvy search engine... read more
Selling lighting through the traditional showroom model can be cumbersome and costly. If a desired fixture isn’t on the salesfloor, store representatives flip through thick vendor catalogs, make photocopies, check price... read more
They may not be ready for a full-fledged home invasion, but LEDs continue to gain residential ground. Leading the charge, new decorative fixtures establish solid-state’s style factor. Naive Crush from LBL Lighting.... read more
With efficiency, size and the ability to focus on their side, LEDs are poised to take on a variety of residential applications in the here and now. LEDs’ color-changing capabilities have been utilized in the hospitality... read more
  It's obvious to anyone who scans the daily business headlines: Prices are going up. And as high gas costs feed inflation concerns (or is it the other way around?) and the U.S. dollar continues to weaken,... read more
Stan Bossler Residential Lighting: Can visual merchandising increase sales for lighting retailers?Stan Bossler: People don’t have the time to shop that they had in years past, so you have to design the showroom [to... read more
Members of the American Lighting Association approved four new nominees to the group’s Board of Governors at the American Lighting Association conference in September. The annual event, held this year in Washington, D.C.,... read more
Patrice-Anne Rutledge A social media expert sees dollar signs for lighting showrooms that get on board with online networking communities like Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace.Residential Lighting: What is social... read more
Last month, World Market Center announced that the summer edition of its Las Vegas Market, typically held in July, will move to a fall schedule beginning in 2009.The new lineup has the Las Vegas Market slated for Sept. 14-17... read more
Now that the dust has settled from last year’s introduction of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the lighting industry turns its attention to the myriad compliance deadlines that loom just over the horizon.... read more
Holtkötter takes the lead in energy-efficient lightingCOMPANY NAME: Holtkötter Intl. Inc.HQ LOCATION: Lippstadt, Germany, and South St. Paul, MNYEAR FOUNDED: 1964NAMES OF PRINCIPALS: Hans J. Holtkötter, Paul W. EusterbrockNO... read more

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