The Designers Lighting Forum of New York’s  fourth annual special program on LED technology, LEDucation IV, offered key updates and glimpses into the future of LEDs, tailored specifically to the design and lighting communities.
The educational event, which took place March 3 at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City, drew more than 1,000 lighting industry professionals from North America and Europe and 200 students and educators from New York’s higher education programs. This made LEDucation IV the best attended in the series to date.
“LEDucation’s tremendous turnout this year is a testament to our industry’s dedication to the future of LED technology,” says Peggy Meehan, co-chair of LEDucation. “We are pleased that LEDucation has become an essential destination that is synonymous with next-generation technology, education and insight.”
Dedicated to educating the lighting community on the latest developments in LED technology, the event featured over 80 manufacturers and presentations by industry innovators with unique informational programs geared for the design and lighting community.
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. In addition, a series of seminars conducted by some of the industry’s LED leaders gave attendees an update on the state of LEDs in the lighting industry.
Presenters included Rick Buskens of Barco 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 into the second annual Next Generation Luminaires  (NGL) Solid State Lighting Design Competition.
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