Lightfair 2013 Philadelphia Review
Lightfair 2013: “24th edition set new all-time attendance and trade show records for its five-day run in Philadelphia”
LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. It is sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).
The Lightfair 2013 trade show floor covered a record 233,850 net square feet and spotlighted 538 exhibitors, including 91 first-time exhibiting companies and 90 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S. Attendance broke all previous records with 26,026 professional attendees registered. The LFI 2013 attendee population included representatives from 79 countries. LFI 2013 attendees experienced the world’s global stage for innovation across the great spectrum of solutions from a diverse mix of world-renowned exhibitors that displayed the technologies and designs that will define the future.
The trade show featured the addition of two new product categories—solar power and software; the debut of the Exterior & Roadway Lighting Pavilion; and the expansion into Hall F of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The new Exterior & Roadway Lighting Pavilion and new conference track helped to advance the LFI 2013 performance with a focus on products and innovations specific to environmental lighting.
New Lighting Technologies
Hall F illuminated the future of new and smart lighting technologies by featuring a well-known lineup of exhibitors. Hall F gave attendees convenient access to extensive new product resources, a robust networking schedule in the Spotlight Lounge, the LFI Media Marketplace and in-hall broadcasts from LFI NEWS.
LFI Innovation Awards
Highlighting the Lightfair 2013 performance was the LFI Innovation Awards®, which received 307 submissions from 156 different companies and spanned 15 categories that were judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. Winning entries exemplified the best in innovative design and thinking.
Lightfair will be back from June 01 – 05, 2014 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.