LightFair: Riding the wave of LEDs

During LightFair 2008, most attendees were caught up in the waves of excitement and opportunity washing in and around the booths featuring LEDs and LED fixtures, reports Julie MacShane.

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More than 19,800 attendees flooded LightFair 2008, and it seemed like most spent their time pooling in the booths of LED exhibitors. Once there, architects, designers and specifiers jammed together in the small spaces and asked big questions about using LEDs in their products and applications: How bright? What colors? How much money can I save? Many visitors were looking at LEDs as the long-term lighting strategy to save energy and thus money, a more urgent quest with the price of oil rising ever higher.

Exhibitors galore
Along with attendees, there were 510 exhibitors spanning more than 157,000 square feet — LFI’s largest show floor to date. As usual, the exhibitors made their own piece of real estate into a totally unique space. From Belfer Lighting’s showy, bar-inspired booth to the tough metallic lines of Albeo Technology’s troffers, there was something for everyone interested in LED fixtures, not to mention the latest options in LEDs.

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This article was published in the July/August 2008 issue of LEDs Magazine.

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