From May 6 to May 10, more than 19,000 architects and lighting designers will attend Lightfair International 2007. In its 18th year, the conference and exhibition will feature 1,500-plus booths from more than 550 manufacturers—as well as at least 220 hours of programming, including 72 CEU/LU accredited courses.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers. It will again feature the popular Daylighting Institute, a two-day event tailored toward educating architects, engineers, and end users about daylighting principles and technologies.
A highlight of the event every year is the Lightfair International Innovation Awards, known until last year as the New Product Showcase. This awards program celebrates new product introductions from a variety of manufacturers in 14 categories, with special awards including the Innovative Product of the Year Award, the Technical Innovation Award, the Design Excellence award, and, at the discretion of the jury, a Judges' Citation Award. Cosponsored by ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING and eLumit.com, the awards are announced on the first day of the exhibition.
New products, including those shown here, will be introduced by nearly every lighting manufacturer on the show floor of the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.