LIGHTFAIR has become one of the most prestigious events in the international architectural lighting community. This year, LIGHTFAIR set its sights on Las Vegas for its annual celebration of the unique relationship between lighting design and architecture.
A New Language of Light
"A New Language of Light" - this year's theme - was put on by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). The event references how commercial and architectural lighting factor into integrated design. With manufacturers, engineers, contractors and distributors each attending the annual fair, you can be sure that there were many dialects added to this language discussion.
More than 200,000 square feet were filled with the types of rails, baffles and fuses that we dream of - a true lighting nerd's candy store - and included control devices, solar products and fixtures that help lighting architects create a symbiotic relationship between the building's architecture and natural daylight. Talk about heaven.
Sensory overload wasn't limited to sight, either. Attended feasted their ears on a number of courses and keynote talks, giving all attendees the chance to learn about everything from how to conduc the perfect retrofit to innovative ways for designers to manage LED costs.