May 1, 2019

LIGHTFAIR 2019Much like Rocky Balboa—who can’t resist the pull of his native city—LIGHTFAIR continues to find a home in Philadelphia. The 30th annual LIGHTFAIR International (May 19-23) will mark the third Philadelphia staging since 2011 with more than 500 exhibitors and 40 product categories filling the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s six exhibit halls.

The 2019 trade show floor—highlighted by the forward-looking IoT and Intelligent Lighting Pavilions—will be the largest yet, and the accompanying conference program will give professionals from a broad spectrum of professions insight into what’s ahead. Top practitioners from many disciplines will lead courses that share intelligence on the newest information and practices. These accredited courses range from 60 minutes to two days in length and cover a wide range of topics.

Setting the stage for the trade show opening, the LFI Innovation Awards will highlight the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months. The presentation will take place on May 21 beginning at 8 a.m., with the LFI trade show floor opening at 9 a.m.

Industry professionals can connect with LIGHTFAIR via social media using #LFI2019. The ongoing conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn keeps everyone up-to-date on the newest information from LIGHTFAIR. Videos illustrating the LIGHTFAIR experience will be released before, during and after the event on YouTube. The LIGHTFAIR website and app are the go-to resources for the latest information about the event.

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New in ’19
New to the Conference is the IoT & Connected Lighting Forum. The transformation of today’s lighting infrastructure with LED products offers the potential for future connected lighting where each luminaire becomes a point of intelligence that can share information on space occupancy, activity patterns, changes in temperature or humidity and daylight levels; and that can integrate wireless communications into the lighting system. The IoT & Connected Lighting Forum addresses connected lighting through a suggested design guide and a field study examining creation of reliable IT networks through smart lighting infrastructure, and using visible light through LiFi to carry data and information. It also addresses smart streetlights and masterplanned connected cities.