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  Nick Sheridan, designer: We start with a function — lighting a desk, filling a space. And immediately, we think of the lighting packages we’ve researched. It starts with the LEDs, the heat sinks, the dimmers. I... read more
As Baby Boomers approach retirement age, there has been heightened interest in the idea of “aging in place,” or adjusting a home to make it suitable for residents as their mobility and dexterity may decrease. “It’s about... read more
Hoppen: My approach when designing a space is always the same. I get to know my clients well, understand how they live within the space and design the home couture to them.  Lighting can make or break a room, and it is... read more
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When Hermitage Lighting President Jack Fleischer learned that his friend and neighbor Betty Lankford was closing the doors of Lankford Hardware & Supply Co., he knew he had to do something. A fixture of downtown... read more
  Toby Barratt: There is nothing quite as satisfying as having an idea, fighting through all of the obstacles between you and its realization and then seeing it come to life. I’m also motivated to make things that last... read more
Despite improved efficiency and life, LEDs have often encountered complaints about their inability to “play nice” with traditional lighting controls. However, control manufacturers are working to remedy these issues. The... read more
Serfaty: I’m motivated by the passion to realize things I find necessary. It could be a certain feel of something that I find missing in existing objects, or an authentic conversation with certain materials.   Take the... read more
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A new technology called remote phosphor promises to improve the light quality and distribution of LEDs, as well as allow for easier design customization. Just as the name implies, remote phosphor means the phosphors used... read more
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Experts anticipate the price of LEDs will come down in the near future, thanks to better technology and increased competition, which they hope will pave the way for more widespread consumer adoption. Terry McGowan,... read more
Residential Lighting: Tell us about International Market Centers LLC. Robert Maricich: We’re the company formed to buy the assets of World Market Center, which was three different transactions. Each building was a separate... read more
Are your customers getting hot under the collar about rising energy costs? If so, suggest they buy a ceiling fan. Although ceiling fans do use electricity to operate, experts say the amount of money homeowners can save on... read more
Residential Lighting: What do you think are the biggest opportunities facing the High Point Market? Tom Conley: The market has many wonderful opportunities. We have a rich history and tradition. We have a state and local... read more
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Not since the Trade Mart expansion has the Dallas Market seen so much showroom activity. Among the most anticipated spaces are the expanded areas for Murray Feiss, Hinkley Lighting and Quoizel. MURRAY FEISS The Generation... read more
The art of lighting landscapes has become much more understated, according to one leading designer, thanks in part to the use of LEDs. “The big thing I’m seeing in landscape lighting is those of us who have been in it for a... read more
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Not even 10 years have passed since Nathan Frampton started working full-time at Fanimation, and only four since he took over as the company’s President, but that hasn’t prevented him from putting his mark on his business... read more
In an age when many consumers turn to the Internet to research a major purchase before ever visiting a store, it’s crucial for lighting showrooms to not just have a web page, but to have a well-designed website that engages... read more
The irony was not lost on me when the announcement came for the 2011 ARTS Academy of Achievement honoree the same week I learned of the unfortunate passing of last year’s recipient Don McEvoy. Like all of the previous... read more
COMPANY NAME: World Market Center Las Vegas HQ LOCATION: Las Vegas WEBSITE: www.wmclv.com OUR COMPANY IS KNOWN FOR its state-of-the-art campus with a comprehensive array of home furnishings — from furniture and lighting to... read more
COMPANY NAME: WAC Lighting HQ LOCATION: Garden City, NY WEBSITE: www.waclighting.com OUR COMPANY IS KNOWN FOR being a leading manufacturer and designer of award-winning lighting. This year, WAC has received the Green Design... read more
COMPANY NAME: Vaxcel Intl. HQ LOCATION: Carol Stream, IL WEBSITE: www.vaxcel.com OUR COMPANY IS KNOWN FOR good value and good service. WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE? Vaxcel has a diverse selection of products: indoor lighting,... read more

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