LEDucation 9 reports a record 17 accredited sessions for solid-state lighting industry attendees

March 12, 2015

LEDucation completes its 9th consecutive show in New York City with steady attendance despite the snow and weather issues that hindered the New York City and surrounding areas.

With over 230+ leading manufacturers from the United States, Canada, and Europe exhibiting their latest solid state lighting technologies and products, LEDucation hosted their largest event in its 9-year history. The two-day educational event and table-top expo attracted 1,500 attendees within the first two hours of opening despite the record snow fall and closing of roads and some public transportation. As one of the industries largest events dedicated to LED technology, the annual event historically draws thousands of lighting designers, interior designers, architects, engineers, students, facility managers, building owners from New York and surrounding areas such as Boston and Philadelphia. With an overall attendance of 3,000+, LEDucation has earned its reputation as being one of the “don’t miss events” in the lighting industry, drawing attendees from as far as the west coast and Canada.

As a pre-eminent educational event presented the Designers Lighting Forum of NY (DLFNY), LEDucation offered a record number of 17 accredited sessions. Courses covered topics in basics of LED lighting, healthcare lighting, controls, designing with OLED, lighting design, codes and compliance and more. All sessions were designed to offer a versatile selection of beginner, intermediate and advanced courses with the special architectural lighting presentations each morning focused on the Interior Designer followed by a special docent guided tour of the Expo show floor. To continue to share the educational sessions with those that were not able to attend, all presentations from LEDucation are available for viewing online with daily session videos to be posted soon at www.LEDucation.org.

The LEDucation 9 event covered a record 29,400 net square feet of the Sheraton NY Times Square hotel and featured two new events – “Mission Control” and “Light It Up” reception. The exhibit space of 230+ exhibiting companies sold out within one month of opening registration and currently over 90% of LEDucation 9 exhibitors have already pre-registered to exhibit during the 10-year anniversary event - LEDucation 10. For a complete list of exhibiting companies and links to their websites visit the LEDucation website.

Dates for 2016 will soon be announced.

About the DLFNY:
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is committed to exploring and presenting the power of lighting in design. Founded in 1934, the Designers Lighting Forum is a not-for-profit organization, led by a volunteer Board of Managers and sustained by member dues and the generous support of our corporate sponsors. They enthusiastically provide designers, architects, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, educators, and students the opportunity to meet and experience the wonder of lighting in New York City and beyond. The DLFNY also supports formal lighting education through contributions to local universities and design schools, as well as national funds.

LEDucation is supported through the volunteer efforts of DLFNY members.
Committee Chair:
Co-Chair – Burt Grant – Metro Area Sales
Co-Chair – Caroline Rinker – O’Blaney Rinker & Associates
Committee Members:
• Wendy Kaplan – Feelux Lighting

• Clifford Starr – Lighting by Gregory

• Nathalie Faubert – Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
• Gary Mann – New Gen Lighting & Energy

• Max Hoover – Goodmart Lighting & Electrical Product Sales
• Jamie Eck – Brazill Brothers
• Matt Dacey – The Dulanski Group
• Stephen Bickford – Stephen Bickford Design
• Craig Fox – ETC Architectural
LEDucation Founders:
• Burt Grant – Metro Area Sales
• Robert Nadel – Energy and Lighting Systems, Ltd
• Peggy Meehan – Visa Lighting

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