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Nicole Bowling
I’m wrapping up day one of my three-day expedition at the bi-annual Light + Building show in Frankfurt, Germany. As to be expected, you can’t help but be amazed around every corner, and I’ve only just scratched the surface.... read more
Nicole Bowling
In the nearly four years I’ve been an editor for Residential Lighting, never have I received so much reader feedback as I did in January, when my column titled “Group Effort,” in conjunction with “Retail Worries” for our... read more
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Nicole Bowling
Jeremy Scott, now Creative Director for Moschino, is known for his wildly colored, pop culture-inspired clothing creations — think Adidas high tops with actual teddy bear heads on them, and outfits (literally) inspired by... read more
Nicole Bowling
Although conditions are much different now than they were back in 2010 when our Showroom of the Year Awards began, the reason behind this event, produced in conjunction with the Dallas Market Center, remains unchanged: to... read more
Nicole Bowling
I followed the Consumer Electronics Show virtually, browsing the #CES2016 hashtag on Twitter, reading blogs and articles on the most impressive intros and keeping up with my industry friends who attended on Facebook. The... read more
Nicole Bowling
Another Dallas market is in the books. For the first time as Lightovation, I have to say — what a great show. The new look and updated branding really took shape in the halls of the Trade Mart and World Trade Center, and... read more
Nicole Bowling
I hope you downloaded the app and you’re ready to rock and roll — Lightovation officially starts tomorrow! There is, of course, so much to see and do while you’re there; but that’s what we live for, right? Be sure to fit... read more
Nicole Bowling
This month, I drafted an article that I found difficult to write. And not because of writer’s block. A retailer contacted us late last year asking if we could, or would, address the fact that some manufacturers are now... read more
Nicole Bowling
It’s the first full week of 2016, which has many of us heading back to work with personal and professional resolutions top of mind. I’m big on resolutions. I actually approach them more like objectives for the year, as I’m a... read more
Nicole Bowling
As we all prepare for our whirlwind Januarys, I wanted to put something else in your ear — and on your to-do list (sorry!). Our 2016 Showroom of the Year Awards are now open for entries and nominations, and I know there are... read more
Nicole Bowling
As I sit here savoring my flat white out of a Starbucks holiday cup, the idea that the new cup design debuted in November is a coup against Christmas seems a little far-fetched to me. Dubbed “Red Cup Gate,” outrage blew up... read more
Nicole Bowling
Pantone announced last week that its 2016 Color of the Year title would be shared by two pastel co-shades: Serenity (Pantone® 15-3919) and Rose Quartz (Pantone® 13-1520). Serenity, a soft blue hue that hints at... read more
Nicole Bowling
Small Business Saturday is coming up this weekend, Nov. 28. Encouraging consumers to “shop small" since 2010, American Express has been working to give local businesses a boost. In 2014, an estimated 88 million consumers... read more
Nicole Bowling
Walking around the High Point Market last month got me thinking about designing for Millennials. Why? Well for starters, I am one, so I’m already innately thinking about what styles I gravitate toward and what speaks to my... read more
Nicole Bowling
There have been several notable personnel changes and business deals over the last few months, the latest of which is the acquisition of Juno Lighting by Acuity Brands. The deal will not be finalized until late 2015, meaning... read more
Nicole Bowling
Another fall High Point market wrapped last week, and despite the rather chilly temps, it was a success. Between new designer collections, buyers from all corners of the globe and some great new product, attendees, including... read more
Nicole Bowling
Coming off of last year’s country spectacular American Lighting Assn. (ALA) conference in downtown Nashville, I knew this year’s event in Huntington Beach would have to pull out all of the stops to get people talking.... read more
Nicole Bowling
It was strange to fly into Raleigh-Durham airport and not go to the High Point Market, but that’s exactly what I did back in June when I was a judge for the 13th annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition.  I, along with... read more
Nicole Bowling
If you haven't heard, the Dallas Market Center announced some big news last week — a rebrand of its bi-annual lighting show. The new name, Lightovation, was chosen to better represent the leadership and innovation our... read more
Nicole Bowling
Last month, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) published a report, Technical Memorandum 30-15, in which it recommended a new color metric called TM-30 to replace CRI. CRI has been our handy, standby barometer to... read more

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