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
As the dark-sky movement continues to gain ground in communities across the country, outdoor lighting manufacturers are expanding their offerings of stylishly shielded outdoor lanterns designed to preserve the nighttime... read more
Functional floor lamps take a lesson from their more form-focused friends, offering a diverse sampling of on-trend styles while maintaining their practical appeal thanks to built-in tables and trays. F-1529 from... read more
LED lights along the ceiling guide customers seamlessly through Austin Bluffs Lighting and into the other Coutura-partner showrooms. Building and furnishing a new home can be overwhelming. Even when professionals... read more
Lighting companies have been busy in 2008, forging new business strategies through mergers and partnerships.Firme di Vetro, the Italian lighting consortium that includes the brands I Tre, Murano Due, Aureliano Toso, Gallery... read more
On Aug. 17, employees from GuildMaster, a company based in Springfield, MO, that manufacturers lighting and home accents in China and Indonesia and imports them to the United States, traveled to Bantul, Indonesia, a village... read more
Celebrity designer Nate Berkus (right) joins Rion Stassi, winner of the 2008 Basil Hayden Design Chicago competition. Stassi’s winning chandelier is shown in the background. Lighting design draws inspiration from... read more
The American Lighting Association continues to cater to busy professionals with its recently expanded Webinar schedule. From the comfort of home or the office, participants can dial into a conference call hosted by American... read more
January Dallas Market’s ceiling fan intros embrace the past, present and future with distinctive details that stand the test of time. TRADITIONAL Textured amber glass, rich blade treatments and fancy flourishes are... read more
Current looks in crystal are landing lighting’s most courtly category in more rooms throughout the home. No longer restrained by totalitarian rules of traditional style, designers are fashioning newly sized, shaped and... read more

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