Lightfair 2015 Review

Lightfair 2015 Review: New York Celebrates Novelties in Lighting and Design for Today and Tomorrow

On May 05, Lightfair 2015 opened at the Javits Center in New York today with the 26th edition of the world’s largest annual commercial and architectural lighting trade show and conference delivering the largest trade show floor in LFI history. Thousands of attendees from around the world flooded LFI exhibit halls to explore and experience the future of lighting design solutions.

LFI 2015 Show Opening

Preceding and setting the stage for the trade show opening, the prestigious LFI Innovation Awards® highlighted the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. The energy and excitement extending from the Awards is expected to continue through the close of the show on Thursday.

International Year of Light 2015 Celebration

The “Reception & Celebration of the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL 2015)” at LFI took place this evening with opening remarks by Dr. Ana Peršic from the UNESCO office in New York followed by a member of UNESCO’s Steering Committee for the IYL, Dr. Ernest Arthurs, who is the CEO of SPIE.

LFI 2015 Innovation Awards

Known as the “New Products Showcase” for many years, this LIGHTFAIR tradition has been renamed and redesigned to focus on both new and truly innovative and smart lighting technologies, products and designs. The LFI Innovation Awards honors industry innovations for lighting-related products and designs introduced in the past 12 months. Each product was judged by an independent panel of renowned lighting professionals. The 2015 LFI Innovation Awards saw 286 entries spanning 14 categories, with each submission judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. Among the 14 winning companies are these key awards:

• OSRAM (OmniPoint™): Most Innovative Product of the Year—the program’s highest award, recognizing the most innovative new product, booth 1922;

• HUBBELL LIGHTING, INC. (Architectural Area Lighting KicK™): Design Excellence Award—recognizing outstanding achievement in design, booth 721;

• OSRAM (OSLON® SSL 730 nm): Technical Innovation Award—recognizing the most forward-thinking advancement in lighting technology, booth 1922;

Category Winners are marked as such in their specific categories, you’ll find a complete listing at the pages of the LFI Innovation Awards. LFI has also awarded exhibitors that excelled in visual display and product presentation.

Lightfair 2015 Program

For LIGHTFAIR International 2015, the Pre-Conference program took place from Sunday, May 3 – Monday, May 4, 2015 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference run from Tuesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 7, 2015. LIGHTFAIR® International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference and is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).

Mark your Calendar for LFI 2016

The next edition, Lightfair 2016 Trade Show and (Pre) Conferences, will run from April 24 – April 28 in the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA. Also, the dates and location for Lightfair 2017 were announced recently: LFI 2017 returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Centre in Philadelphia.