LEDucation 7 hosted its largest event to date with a record-breaking crowd of more than 3,000 attendees and a sold-out expo of 150-plus exhibitors. Attendees from across North America and Europe gathered at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania on Wed., March 20th, to learn and experience the latest development in solid-state lighting in one of the industry’s most talked about, single-day lighting educational expositions. LEDucation 7 provided attendees the opportunity to view the latest innovations, technology and products from leading manufacturers from across the world, as well as the opportunity to participate in five educational programs lead by some of the industry’s most prolific talents.
“By relocating the event to the Penn Plaza Pavilion of the Hotel Pennsylvania, we knew this year’s event was going to be much larger than ever before,” says Burt Grant, event Co-Chair and one of the original committee members. “The expanded show floor allowed us to add more exhibitors to the show floor that have been on the waitlist for many years and this expansion also resulted in being able to accommodate a larger attendance.”
Dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting community, LEDucation offered attendees key updates and glimpses into the future of the industry. Educational seminars were conducted by some of the industry’s most leading authorities and gave attendees a chance to catch up on the latest advancements in solid-state technology and controls. Attendees enjoyed seminars from industry leading professionals including: Barbara Horton — HLB Lighting; Ruth Taylor — Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Greg Galluccio — Leviton Mfg.; Lindsay Stefans — Philips Lighting; Janet Lennox Moyer & C. Brook Silber — Jan & Brooke, Luminae; Craig Fox — ETC Architectural; Jesse Lowenstein — iGuzzini Lighting; Michael Mehl — Jaros, Baum & Bolles; and Marty Salzberg — Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design.