Nationally, the lighting business is in deep peril as it closely relates to the housing industry. Build a house and you need lights. Yale has always been niched to homeowners rather than large scale developers...Simply because large scale tract development does not really exist in our prime trade area of Massachusetts/Rhode Island (thankfully).
For people actually remodeling, with less overall demand, newer products are much faster to the market. Newer products, like buildings, are usually planned 3 years previous...3 years ago, lighting companies were optimistic, and todays lighting really reflects this..There are lots of natural materials, colors and interesting shades.
One grand statement about lighting: there is no cheaper way to change your environment and the look of a space than by replacing a few lights...Most of the new lights are between $150-300.