Sixth Annual LEDucation Sees Highest Attendance Yet
April 16, 2012 - 3:26pm

The event had over 2,000 attendees from across North America and Europe.

Sixth annual LEDucation, hosted by The Designers Lighting Forum of New York
Lighting exhibitors interacting with LEDucation attendees

Last month’s sixth annual LEDucation was the most successful yet, according to The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), with a record-breaking attendance of over 2,000.

That’s a 20 percent increase from last year’s event.

Attendees met at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania on March 21 for the interactive education about the latest trends and developments in solid-state lighting.

“We had a feeling that this year’s event was going to surpass our expectations when we had over 1,200 advance online registrations,” Peggy Mehan, event co-chair and one of the original committee members, said in a statement. “We are grateful for the many exhibitors and sponsors that continue to support this event year after year and are ecstatic to see our attendance continue to rise each and every year."

With over 100 exhibitors at the event (there were 90 last year) attendees were provided the opportunity to see new industry innovations and products as well as speak directly with a variety of manufacturers.

In addition to learning about current trends and technologies, the event gave attendees a rare glimpse into the future of the industry.

The more than 2,000 attendees also had the chance to gain education credits by attending LEDucation’s accredited seminars as well as catch up on recent advancements in solid-state technology and controls with the event’s non-accredited seminars led by industry authorities.

A few of the seminars included: LED in the Retail Environment; LED Standards Update and Energy Star; and LED’s: The Move to a Digital World.

LEDucation, which has been around since 2007 with the help of a volunteer committee of DLFNY members, is dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting community, according to a release from the event organizer.

Plans are already underway for next year’s event. The date and location will be announced at a later date.

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