Lighting Industry

Lighting Industry

7 Ways To Grow Your Commercial Lighting Business

  Here are 7 time-tested approaches to growing a commercial lighting business: Create a go-to-market plan to add a new product category, service, or to expand into a new channel of distribution. Try lead generation (lead gen) using digital automation. Produce a monthly press release and distribute it to your primary customer trade press. Produce [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

Product Monday: The cornerWall Lamp

  Tucked away in a cozy corner of the lighting industry is a company that specializes in lighting up a cozy corner of your home or office. The product is the cornerWall Lamp by cookieLight. CornerWall Lamps are wall sconces designed to be installed in a corner between two walls, and they primarily produce indirect [...]

Energy + Environment, Lighting Industry

Midstream Utility Lighting Rebates Expanding In E-Commerce

  More midstream utility lighting rebates are becoming available through online commercial lighting sales. Two examples are EncentivEnergy’s UtilityGenius Commercial Storefront, as well as Commercial Storefront is the latest service from EncentivEnergy, the company behind UtilityGenius, an online utility rebate finder / searchable database. Commercial Storefront has negotiated arrangements with ConEd (in NYC) and [...]

Interviews + Opinion, Lighting Industry

Interview: Geoff Ling Of Merrimack Group On M&A Predictions

  I had the pleasure of sitting down with Geoff Ling, Managing Director at Merrimack Group, at LEDucation, to talk about his predictions for M&A trends, looking forward. Merrimack Group provides M&A services to the lighting industry. Shiller: What are the overall trends that you’re seeing in lighting industry M&A, big picture? Ling: I started [...]

Events, Lighting Industry

High Point Market Is Now A Major Decorative Lighting Show

  High Point Market is certainly one of the oldest and most established in the furniture industry. The tradeshow dates back to when North Carolina was THE center of the furniture manufacturing industry. Of course, that all changed with globalization and the rise of Asian furniture manufacturing. It’s admittedly been many years (pre-pandemic) since I [...]

Lighting Industry

Lamps Plus Shutting Down Pacific Coast Lighting

  Lamps Plus, the largest lighting showroom chain in North America has announced it will close down Pacific Coast Lighting, its 45-year-old wholesale brand of primarily portable luminaires / lamps, later this Spring. Pacific Coast Lighting primarily sold to department stores, furniture stores, and hotels. Pacific Coast Lighting and Lamps Plus both have a Kathy [...]

Events, Lighting Industry

Nearshoring America International Expo For Home Furnishing, Gift, & Fashion Accessories

    The Dallas Market Center is launching a new international expo and support initiative to promote nearshoring production services for the gift, home furnishings, and fashion accessories industries. December 9-11, 2024, the expo will take place at Dallas Market Center, to connect brands, vetted factories, and supply chain providers from Mexico & Latin America. [...]

Construction + Economy, Lighting Industry

Delivery Of New Freighters Could Reduce Shipping Costs & Disruptions

I’ve recently written about how dual crises in the Suez Canal / Red Sea and the Panama Canal have created chaos, rising cargo prices, and delaying supply chains. More on these dual canal crises can be found here. Now there is some good news for global shipping. As the pandemic eased, global shipping demand outstripped [...]

Lighting Industry, Products + Technology

E Ink Display Trends That Could Impact Lighting

  There are a several E Ink trends in the display industry that could have implications for lighting:  Smart Surfaces Sustainable Product Development and Environmental Impact Incorporation of signage into Smart Cities. Smart Surfaces Displays of the future will personalize, customize, and provide information on top of other surfaces, making surfaces “intelligent” (or at least [...]

Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

Louisiana Approves First State-Wide Energy Efficiency Program In Southeast

Louisiana’s utility regulators, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, voted in late January to approve creation of the first state-wide, independent, energy efficiency program in the Southeast U.S. The program will have a mission to reduce energy usage and energy bills for both homes and businesses across the state. Measures can include things like insulating buildings, [...]


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