American Lighting’s  Mobile LED Light Lab  has been blazing a trail on a mission to educate end-users about solid-state options for residential, commercial and specialty applications — specifically its line of LED innovations, of course. Basically a mini lighting showroom within a trailer, the Light Lab takes demonstration and application of new (read: scary and intimidating) technology on the road and down to earth, enabling retailers on the tour stops to build an event out of the occasion and draw traffic.
When the Light Lab hits Capitol Lighting  in Boca Raton, FL, this Thursday, the store will host a clever “Light Lunch,”  providing three food trucks to help make LED even easier for its customers to digest. And just as I would recommend for any event these days (in-person or virtual), the Light Lunch has its own Facebook page  and Twitter hashtag  to prompt greater anticipation and interaction among participants.
Following the success of GE Lighting’s  Lighting Revolution Tour  in 2011, the company has taken its 53-foot commercial trailer on another 38-city  jaunt this year. While this effort is more specifier-oriented, the ultimate goal is the same: cover more than 14,000 miles and influence countless minds with the potential of today’s energy-efficient lighting.
I applaud these and other “road warriors” for taking lighting education to the streets — and to the trenches, helping local foot soldiers on the energy-efficient front.