5 Big Questions and other Lighting Interviews

5 Big Questions: The End of Non-Competes

Eric Pollack provides insights into the impact of the FTC's non-compete ban on the lighting industry

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5 Big Questions: Signify, Synergy's NYC Moves

Signify & Synergy stir NYC lighting market with key announcements, insights from execs

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5 Big Questions: Inside LEDucation 2024

Crowd control, new features, the over/under and other valuable insights from the LEDucation 2024 Co-Chairs

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5 Big Questions: Current™ CEO, Steve Harris

We ask the Current™ CEO about market strategy, A.I. technology and his favorite company brand

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5 Big Questions: Mark Baker's Push for LED Regulation

We delve into Mark Baker's case for U.S. government regulation of LED manufacturing and usage

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5 Big Questions: Dodge | Richard Branch

The Chief Economist for Dodge Construction Network shares valuable insights into the year ahead

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5 Big Questions: Legrand | Tom Lowery

Division President, Tom Lowery, discusses lighting markets and Legrand's unique approach to them

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Inside LMPG's Toronto LightWorks Launch

CEO F.X. Souvay discusses the company's latest venture – a startup specification lighting agency in the GTA

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5 Big Questions: NYControlled

We delve into what attendees can anticipate at the inaugural NYControlled trade show scheduled for November 14, 2023

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5 Big Questions: Marketing to Specifiers

We connect with Beth PopNikolov to delve into marketing strategies that enable manufacturers to effectively engage decision-makers

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5 Big Questions: IALD | Christopher Knowlton

We catch up with the CEO of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and discuss the lighting design profession, sustainability and LightFair

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5 Big Questions: Trevor Palmer | Acuity Brands

We catch up with the President of Acuity Brands Lighting to explore how North America's largest lighting manufacturer is successfully navigating uncertain markets

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5 Big Questions: LEDs, Patents & Lawsuits

We catch up with David Radulescu to explore LED lighting patents and how they are asserted and defended

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5 Big Questions: Let's Talk About Daylight

We catch up with Jay Goodman to discuss a full spectrum of lighting-related considerations

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5 Big Questions: Flipping the Switch

We catch up with the co-authors of 'Flipping the Switch' and learn how they founded, grew and sold Green Creative during the LED Revolution

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5 Big Questions: The "Get a Grip" Guys

We catch up with Michael & Greg from the "Get a Grip on Lighting" podcast to discuss the intersection of lighting distribution and podcasting

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5 Big Questions: 3D Printing for Lighting

We catch up with Dr. Narendran of the Lighting Research Center to explore how far 3D Printing for Lighting has come and where it is going

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5 Big Questions: Spotlight on the I.E.S.

LightFair impressions, IES membership and the organization's current focus

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Insights into LMPG's Acquisition Spree

The new Vode CEO, the M&A buying spree and other strategic pursuits

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5 Big Questions:  WAC & Modern Forms at LightFair 2023

We learn how the design-focused brands are delivering both performance and service

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5 Big Questions: Crestron at LightFair 2023

We learn how $1+ billion Crestron is landing huge projects and approaching the market.

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Focal Point & Kenall at LightFair 2023

We catch up two Legrand Lighting brands to learn how they are differentiating in highly competitive C&I lighting markets

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5 Big Questions: Lutron at LightFair 2023

Lutron describes how the company is navigating through the highly competitive and fast-changing lighting controls landscape.

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5 Big Questions: Why Diversity is a Lighting Industry Topic

We catch up with lighting design firm principals to explore diversity, equity, inclusion and respect (DEIR) in the lighting industry.

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5 Big Questions: Signify's Commitment to DE&I

Signify executives share insights into developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive & equitable work environment

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5 Big Questions: Rick Angel from Lutron

We catch up with Rick Angel, Senior VP with Lutron, who is retiring after a remarkable 38-year career

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5 Big Questions: Private Equity & Lighting

How pervasive is Private Equity in the lighting industry and what is the impact?

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5 Big Questions: LightFair 2023 Preview

Show organizers share encouraging updates and sneak previews of Lightfair 2023

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5 Big Questions: PoE & Lighting

Why are we still wiring building lighting systems using the same decades-old practices?

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5 Big Questions: LEDucation 2023 Preview

We ask LEDucation Co-Chairs if LEDucation 2023 will be a record year

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F.X. Souvay Sheds Light on LMPG’s Acquisition of ALW

Lumenpulse founder comments on recent acquisition spree and shares a peek into the company’s future

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5 Big Questions: Making Submittals Easy

Forest Flager is on a mission to make the whole lighting submittals process swift and easy

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5 Big Questions: Business of Light

We learn how BOL seeks to educate and elevate the next generation of lighting leaders

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5 Big Questions: LMPG Acquires Pa-Co Lighting

We catch up with CEO F.X. Souvay to discuss the company's latest acquisition.

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5 Big Questions: Signify at LightFair 2022

We catch up with Signify execs to discuss LED adoption, sustainability and product strategy

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5 Big Questions: Current™ at LightFair 2022

Top execs discuss branding, markets and strategy.

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5 Big Questions: Cooper Lighting Solutions at LightFair 2022

Top execs share their insights into the markets, technology and strategy

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HLB Lighting Design at LightFair 2022

CEO Carrie Hawley shares inights into design, demand and supporting the industry.

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5 Big Questions: Illuminating Engineering Society

We catch up with new Executive Director, Colleen Harper, to discuss the IES' present and future

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5 Big Questions: GE Lighting

We catch up with Kathy Sterio, President of GE Lighting, to discuss the uber-competitive world of LED lamps

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5 Big Questions:  Lightfair's Dan Darby

How is the 2022 event tracking? And what does the future of LightFair look like?

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5 Big Questions:  The NYC Lighting Market

Are lighting meetings happening? Specifiers returning to the city? And what about the Mets?

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5 Big Questions: We Are WILD

We explore the growth, expansion and branding of Women In Lighting + Design

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5 Big Questions: Trevor Palmer from Acuity Brands

We catch up with the President of Acuity Brands to learn insights into the market and Acuity's business.

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5 Big Questions: The 2022 Construction Economy

Valuable info about market influences, vertical markets and variances in different U.S. regions

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5 Big Questions: The Association for Lighting Agents

Do you hear that buzz? The recent launch of AAILA is being met with industry enthusiasm.

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5 Big Questions: Lighting Industry & Private Equity

Why are P.E. firms pursuing all of these lighting acquisitions?

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5 Big Questions: Reality Show Fame & Lighting

We catch up with Kenny Barnes, lighting guy & castmember of a hit Netflix show.

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5 Big Questions: Kevin Poyck of Signify

President & CEO, Kevin Poyck, talks supply chain, markets and emerging product categories.

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Lighting Design & Material Transparency

Melissa Mattes shares insights into material transparency and sustainability

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Luminii Acquires Two Architectural Lighting Companies

The company purchases its fourth and fifth company in 2+ years

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5 Big Questions: Let's Talk Lighting Controls

Did you know about these important resources for lighting people?

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5 Big Questions: Human Centric Lighting

Dr. Kevin Houser discusses the science, application and sentiments relating to HCL

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5 Big Questions: Trusting the Warranty

Can you specify or purchase that lighting product with confidence?

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5 Big Questions: Specifying Connected Lighting

Jered Widmer shares key insights into IoT projects

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Current & Future Lighting Growth

Current's CEO, Manish Bhandari, joins us for 5 Big Questions

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5 Big Questions:  Certified Lighting Designer

Learn more about the world's first evidence-based certification in architectural lighting

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5 Big Questions:  LD+A Turns 50

The Magazine of the IES continues to evolve and deliver

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5 Big Questions: Competitive Dynamics

Insights into how small-to-medium sized lighting companies are competing

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5 Big Questions: B2B Marketing

A lighting guy turned Author, Podcaster and Marketing Expert shares insights

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5 Big Questions:  Kenall President, Pat Marry

We discuss specialty light fixtures, vertical markets and Legrand.

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5 Big Questions: Dallas Market Center

The lighting-related events and exhibits at DMC keep coming

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5 Big Questions: Growth by Expansion

We explore the agent strategies of adding additional territory and electrical supply lines

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5 Big Questions: Sam from Lytei

The lighting industry platform for marketing & education

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5 Big Questions:  Philly, New York & New Jersey

Acuity Brands and one of its agents have made some big moves

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5 Big Questions:  LED Pioneer

Insights from an award-winning scientist and executive

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5 Big Questions: Cooper Lighting Solutions

See what Kraig Kasler says when we ask about agent consolidation

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5 Big Q's: Specifier Resources

Select fixtures and manage lighting projects in less time

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5 Big Questions: Acuity Brands

Sarah Golish Discusses Acuity Brands and the Controls Market

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5 Big Q's: Designing Healthy Buildings

Glenn Heinmiller shares insights into the Well Building Standard

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5 Big Questions:  Starving For Darkness

Jane Slade shares insights into responsible lighting

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5 Big Questions: Electrical Distribution

David Gordon on Lighting & Electrical Distributors

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5 Big Questions: Lighting Research

Dr. Mariana Figueiro of the Light & Health Research Center

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5 Big Questions: Next Century Lighting

U.S. manufacturer shares strategies for longevity

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2021 Lighting Industry Crystal Ball

Hockey haircuts, CFL Wall Packs and I-44 East

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The 2021 Construction Economy

A Chief Economist answers 5 Big Questions

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5 Big Questions for the DLC

Insights from the DesignLights Consortium's Executive Director

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5 Big Questions: Mergers & Acquisitions

Ted Konnerth shares insights into the Lighting M&A space

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5 Big Questions: Market Transformation

Mark Lien of the IES on the future of lighting

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5 Big Questions: Circadian Lighting

The science and business of circadian lighting.

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5 Big Questions: Connect w/Specifiers

Strategies for specification marketers and salespeople

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5 Big Questions: Chelsea Lighting

Recently acquired Chelsea Lighting has big plans

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5 Big Questions: Chuck Swoboda

Former Cree CEO discusses innovation and disruption

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5 Big Questions: Horticultural Lighting

A "growing" market -- even in a pandemic

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5 Big Questions for a Lighting Startup

The founder of Ephesus Lighting is at it again.

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5 Big Questions for SESCO Lighting

Large lighting agency CEO shares strategic insights

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5 Big Questions for AKLD

How one lighting design firm is adjusting to the pandemic

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5 Big Questions About Lightfair

Lightfair Show Director, Dan Darby, discusses plans for NYC

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Connecting with Customers in 2020

How one spec brand is adjusting its approach

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Lighting Acquisitions, Agents and DLC

Some impactful business dynamics are explored on a recent podcast

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5 Big Questions: UV-C Disinfection

PURO Lighting CEO, Brian Stern, discusses UV-C disinfection

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Selling Lighting Amidst a Pandemic

Michael, Greg and Al discuss shifting sales strategies

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