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Nicole Bowling
Well, it’s here: the final issue of Residential Lighting. After a nearly 25-year run, we’re taking the knowledge and experience that has come with publishing such a longstanding, popular industry magazine to embark on... read more
Nicole Bowling
The holidays are officially upon us…where did the time go?! If any of you are thinking like me, you’re wishing time would slow down just a little bit because there is so much to get done before the end of 2016. As you... read more
Nicole Bowling
For me, the dawn of a new year always brings with it a sense of anticipation for what’s ahead, as well as a hope that the coming year will be even better than the one before it. These two things are especially accurate today... read more
Nicole Bowling
Since I’m now based in Boston, I had special reason to attend the Designers Lighting Forum of New England's Boston Lights Expo, a biannual show and conference held to provide architects, engineers, interior designers and... read more
Nicole Bowling
I’ve been at High Point Market since Saturday, taking in all of the great new product introductions for fall. Of course, inspiration abounds. So far on my market adventure, one of the most notable happenings in the lighting... read more
Nicole Bowling
We announced some very exciting news last week. In January, Scranton Gillette Communications, the publishing company behind Residential Lighting, will be launching a new brand called Lighting & Decor. Complete with a 12x... read more
Nicole Bowling
I subscribe to a slew of e-newsletters in my personal and professional life, ranging from e-tail sales and promotions (my online shopping habit prevails), to cooking and recipe roundups, to news, to business discussions.... read more
Nicole Bowling
Last weekend, 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 the canceled American... read more
Nicole Bowling
There’s a lot to discuss on the topic of energy-efficient lighting, mostly because we’ve reached a point where it’s almost a given. Before solid-state lighting’s quality grew leaps and bounds, and became more cost-accessible... read more
Nicole Bowling
Last week, Dallas Market Center and ART announced the 28th Annual ARTS Awards finalists, a group of more than 80 manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales reps who stand out in our industry as exceptional, forward-... read more
Nicole Bowling
Last week, Residential Lighting presented another installment of LED University Live, this time hosted at Chicago showroom Lightology and sponsored by Contrast Lighting, Feiss/Monte Carlo, Pure Edge Lighting, Tri-... read more
Nicole Bowling
One thing we've been getting requests for recently is help deciphering the social media puzzle — how to do it well, what platforms to use, what content to share, etc. I totally get this, because if you're proactive, browsing... read more
Nicole Bowling
In 2009, the inaugural Showroom of the Year Awards brought retail royals out of the shadows and onto the stage, honoring them in front of their peers for what they’ve accomplished — a lot of the times behind the scenes.... read more
Nicole Bowling
Our Industry Leadership Award is given to one deserving recipient every year, chosen by our readership from of a group of finalists. The award was created to honor men and women that make our industry great; the ones that... read more
Nicole Bowling
Almost everyone I’ve talked to about the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Annual Conference cancellation agrees that it was the right decision, but they’re still bummed. And rightfully so, as ALA really does know how to put on... read more
Nicole Bowling
It’s safe to say this column has more meaning than any I’ve written prior, as it’s the first time I’m coming to you as Editor in Chief of Residential Lighting … I’ve always wanted to say that. Just kidding. As excited as I... read more
Nicole Bowling
Next weekend, on July 16, the 16th Annual Goombay Bash will take over Chicago’s Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Caribbean-style fashion to raise money for cancer research. Organized by nonprofit The H Foundation, Goombay Bash... read more
Nicole Bowling
There’s so much excitement going on today, I’m not sure what to talk about first.  I’m in Dallas this week for the summer edition of Lightovation, and our schedule is jam-packed with great events, including the Showroom... read more
Nicole Bowling
If you haven’t heard by now, I’ve got some bad news — the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) announced last week that it has canceled its 2016 Conference, set for Sept. 25-27 in Puerto Rico, due to concerns over the Zika virus.... read more
Nicole Bowling
Coming off of the decorative- and design-oriented spring High Point Market, we switched gears and coasts almost immediately to travel to San Diego for Lightfair.  The show, which broke the West Coast attendance record... read more

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