Spreading the Language of Light
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Lightfair International turns 25 this year, and with the quarter century celebration comes much change for the event, which takes place in Las Vegas this June. What was once simply a trade show and conference now includes educational forums in addition to workshops and lectures in both architectural and commercial lighting. Here are three companies worth checking out during the annual event.
You might have seen the work of Lumenpulse illuminated in the lights at landmarks like Soldier Field in Chicago, The BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, or Are Ski Resort in Sweden. The LED- lighting manufacturers snag large-scale lighting projects thanks to their multi-faceted approach to design. Lumenpulse brings both industrial design experience and electronics expertise together under one roof, helping them produce innovative interior and exterior lighting options for a wide variety of projects both large and small. Public-relations manager Sal Ciolfi says that the company will unveil several new products at the show this year, featuring interactive installations that attendees will be able to play with and test, as well as “new approaches to cove and linear in-ground lighting.”
One of the new forums featured at Lightfair this year is lighting in healthcare systems. MechoSystems has implemented shading systems in healthcare, commercial, and institutional interiors for more than 50 years, and marketing manager William Maiman notes that one of the most important aspects of designing lighting for the health care industry is empowering the patients to control the lighting in their rooms themselves. “In a healthcare setting, having patient control of shades provides the control of environment,” he says, “thereby fostering feeling of empowerment and saving staff time from adjustment of window treatments.” Mecho- systems will have a booth on the show floor and will hold a class during this year’s annual event.
Another new forum conversation at Lightfair this year—hospitality lighting—will feature Tech Lighting, a leader in indoor decorative-lighting schemes. President Josh Weiss says that though the company has been one of the larger exhibitors at Lightfair for years, this year it has invested in the “largest booth ever to accommodate our growing number of new-for-2014 introductions.” The company will release an array of new pendant and suspension lights as well as a specifier-grade general and task illumination system that it believes will “revolutionize the category.”