Presented by The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), LEDucation IV has firmly established itself as the premier lighting event within the industry with a record-setting attendance. More than 1,000 lighting industry professionals from North America and Europe and 200 students and educators from New York’s higher educational programs made their way to New York’s Pennsylvania Hotel yesterday to learn firsthand about the latest developments in LED technology.
Peggy Meehan, co-chair of LEDucation noted, "LEDucation's tremendous turnout this year is a testament to our industry's dedication to the future of LED technology. We are pleased that LEDucation has become an essential destination that is synonymous with next-generation technology, education and insight."
Dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting community, LEDucation IV offered attendees key updates and glimpses into the future of the industry. A technology showcase offered lighting designers, architects, specifiers, contractors, educators, and students a unique opportunity to view the industry’s newest innovations at more than 80 LED, OLED, and control manufacturers’ exhibits, while a series of seminars conducted by some of the industry’s leading authorities gave attendees a chance to catch up on its latest developments. Seminar presenters included Rick Buskens of Bartco Media & Entertainment in Belgium; Andy Beregszaszi of Illumination Machines; Daniel Chu, Ph.D., of Osram Sylvania; and Michael Myer of Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Myer also provided attendees with insight to the second annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid State Lighting (SSL) Design Competition.
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) is committed to exploring and presenting the power of lighting in design. Founded in 1934, the Designers Lighting Forum is a non-profit organization, led by a volunteer Board of Managers and sustained by member dues and the generous support of our corporate sponsors. They 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. They support formal lighting education through contributions to local universities and design schools as well as national funds.