Despite the seemingly endless expanse of showrooms, the numbingly long days and the painful “blisties” that inevitably form on my heels, I have to admit that I really look forward to heading off to High Point twice each year... read more
One of the hottest lighting trends are silver portable lamps. First introduced in 19th-Century Bohemia as an inexpensive alternative to sterling silver, mercury glass combines traditional glass-blowing methods and Victorian-... read more
Accessories are key to spicing up lighting showrooms and swelling your bottom line. Here are some of the latest trends in crossover categories: accent furniture, wall decor and decorative accessories. Vessels and vases... read more
While I’m no Martha, I do know how to throw a fine party if I do say so myself. My good-times philosophy? If you gather friendly folks and give them a reason to celebrate, food and drink — conversation and camaraderie are... read more
From top-performing products to cutting-edge technology and techniques, our annual special section features the lighting industry’s latest and greatest, brought to you by an enthusiastic group of forward-thinking vendors.... read more
Despite pelting rain and 140-mph winds, Interiors & Extras, a design studio and specialty store in Metairie, LA, came out relatively unscathed by Hurricane Katrina. The store was sealed like a vault when Nancy Lassen... read more
Like most sizeable retailers, Hermitage Lighting Gallery, located in Nashville, TN, welcomes hundreds of new products into its showroom several times every year—each time its buyers return from market. Though the new designs... read more
Anomalies in today's import-heavy lighting industry, an assortment of spirited companies stay true to their artisanal roots, eschewing outsourcing in favor of hands-on involvement in the manufacturing process. Here, a... read more
The American Lighting Association has debuted its Certificate Specialist program, a mid-level designation for those American Lighting Association members who want to become more specialized in a specific area of lighting.... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) will present its usual lineup of impelling and informative educational seminars at the January Dallas Market:  Thursday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Advanced Applications in Lighting Design... read more
LEDs, such as PebbLED from the German company Leonardo, are favorites abroad. Energy-efficient lighting staged an impressive showing at the January Dallas Market. Industry exhibitors were quick to show off their high-... read more
The American Lighting Assn. gathered key industry players Sept. 9-11 for the 2007 edition of its annual conference, held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. First-timers jumped right in, taking advantage... read more
Not content to rest on its laurels, Quoizel celebrates its 75th anniversary this year with much more than champagne and confetti.     Last month, the company began an extensive rebranding campaign... read more
While Jan. 1 remained the official deadline for torchiere compliance under the Energy Act of 2005, the U.S. Department of Energy has indicated to the American Lighting Assn. that it will "most likely" not enforce the revised... read more
Riding the wave stirred by last year’s licensing boom, lighting vendors hold fast to the popular trend. While some sweeten their inventory with new celebrity-tagged lines, others bolster their existing brands with updated... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) will release its updated Residential Lighting Training Manual at this month’s Dallas Market. Now in its fifth edition, the document has proved itself to be an indispensable educational... read more
As is the case with most good American Dream stories, Progress Lighting has seen its share of both soaring highs and stagnant lows. But after 100 years in business, the venerable company has turned its trials into gold,... read more
Earlier this month at its annual conference in San Antonio, TX, the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) inducted industry heavyweight Andrew Schonbek, President and CEO of Schonbek Worldwide Lighting, into the distinguished ranks... read more
Over the last few years, energy legislation coupled with consumers’ growing concerns about conservation and the future of the country’s oil supply have spurred the development of myriad new decorative styles of energy-wise... read more
This year’s American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Conference in Bal Harbour, FL, drew more than 550 lighting industry professionals—the largest attendance in 10 years. In addition to veteran participants, 85 registrants representing... read more

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