Showroom buyers attending Lightovation will enjoy viewing new lighting collections first-hand, educational sessions, and company celebrations.
“We are eager to welcome back buyers from North America and South America for a summer show that will showcase new collections and bestselling products,” said Cindy Morris, President & CEO of Dallas Market Center (DMC). “The ability to meet in-person with company leaders and sales reps, to experience education and inspiration, and to celebrate top retailers are all important reasons to participate in Lightovation.”
Pre-registration is now open for the show, which opens Wednesday, June 22. Visit here to register www.dallasmarketcenter.com/lightovation. By pre-registering, buyers will receive a FastPass email for contactless, quick entry into the show.
Lightovation Exhibitor News & Events
New showrooms debuting in June include:
Acrosentec has joined the marketplace in TM 4028.
Zeev Lighting has expanded and relocated to TM 4303.
In the Spectrum shared showroom (TM 4432), new exhibitors this year include Arnsberg (space 23), GE Lighting (space 14), and Jach Lighting (space 06) Aptations (space 12), Social Lighting (space 01) and Verozza (space 21).
If you missed the January edition of Lightovation, be sure to check out these new, renovated, or expanded showrooms: Avenue Lighting (TM 3521), Maxim Group (TM 3901/3905), Norwell Mfg. Co. (TM 3321), Schonbek (TM 4926), Wind River Ceiling Fans (TM 4517), Hudson Valley Lighting Group (TM 3902) and Quorum (TM 3004, 3111). In addition, Jeffery Alan Marks debuted a follow-up collection for Progress Lighting (TM 3840); Maxim Group (TM 3901/3905) welcomed a new collaboration with Nina Magon for Studio M and another designer collaboration with Mat Sanders; Kalco Lighting (TM 3303) introduced a new collection with interior designer Vanessa De Leon; and Taylors – Visual Comfort & Tech Lighting (IHDC 1D111) welcomed several new collections: surface design company Hable at Taylors, and lighting designs from Avroko, Kelly Wearstler, Mick De Giulio, and Sean Lavin for Tech Lighting. Visual Comfort introduced lighting from designer Paloma Contreras.
Trend Displays & Presentation
Lightovation will present its comprehensive 2022 trend report encompassing major directions in home decor, architecture, building and remodeling and how they will impact lighting. The printed report is available exclusively for Lightovation attendees and will be accompanied by new, on-site displays illustrating updated aspects of the trends. Award-winning trend ambassador Patti Carpenter will present the trends from the report with new information after her research at recent European shows. That seminar will take place Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. on the Trade Mart 4th floor North Lobby stage, in the expansion area.
Seminars and Special Events
On Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. interior design duo Kandrac & Kole will be discussing design challenges faced in lighting and how they go about solving them. The seminar will take place on the Trade Mart 4th floor North Lobby stage, in the expansion area.
Three seminars will be offered on Thursday, June 23 from the American Lighting Association (ALA) in the SMART Center (TM 4826).
10 a.m. What’s New in Smart Home and Integrated Home Awards Recognition
Join ALA’s Director/Engineering Terry McGowan and Chloe Mayhew from the Consortium for Energy Efficiency as they present the latest trends in smart home products that emerged from entries in the 2021 Integrated Home Competition.
12 p.m. Fundamentals and Advanced Applications of Smart Home and Lighting Controls Integration
Joe Rey-Barreau leads this session that will earn participants 1 CLC credit. Pre-registration required and there is a fee of $45. Details and registration here
4 p.m. The Art and Science of Accent Lighting: How to Apply Accent Lighting Techniques Across a Range of Home Types and Budgets
Joe Rey-Barreau leads this session that will earn participants 1 CLC credit. Pre-registration required; $45 fee. Details and registration here
Additional hospitalities, networking events, seminars and panels, and celebrations are on the schedule, including sessions during the concurrent Total Home & Gift Market (June 22-28). Check out the DMC website for a full list of events.
Showroom of the Year Awards
Join Dallas Market Center and Furniture, Lighting & Décor magazine as we celebrate the 2022 Showroom of the Year Award Winners. The annual awards program, now celebrating its 13th year, takes place on Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. on the Trade Mart 4th floor expansion area. Each year, showrooms are judged on a number of criteria, including merchandising display, marketing and advertising, customer service and engagement, employee education and motivation, and community involvement. Five Showroom of the Year finalists are named in each of three dollar-volume categories, with one winner announced in each category during Lightovation. All finalists are also eligible for specialty awards in the areas of merchandising display, community involvement and social media.
A Celebration of Life for lighting icon Harry Kallick will take place immediately following Showroom of the Year in the same area. The event, hosted by Varaluz, begins at 7 p.m.
The Light Stars are top retail salespeople who excel in their industry and desire to gain more knowledge and deepen their professional relationships by experiencing Lightovation. Honorees accepted into the Light Stars program receive airfare and two nights of hotel accommodations during the June show. For this year, there are a total of 52 Light Stars, representing 24 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces. Anyone in the industry may also nominated for the June 2023 Light Stars program by visiting here.
Lighting After Dark
On Thursday, June 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m., Dallas Market Center, Lightovation exhibitors and the ALA bring you the party of the summer: Lighting After Dark. Enjoy live music from Danni & Kris, food and drink, plus prizes. All Lightovation attendees, exhibitors and reps are welcome to attend this free event within walking distance of DMC—just bring your badge to Renaissance Dallas Hotel – City View (4th floor) for entry.
ALA Booth and Entertainment
The ALA will have a booth on the 4th floor of the Trade Mart atrium where it will promote its fall conference as well as membership benefits. Receptions for ALA’s Women in Lighting and Young Executives groups will take place in this area, with acoustic music performances enhancing these events. The ALA Conference will take place September 11-13 in Austin.
Spark Magazine: Summer Issue
More than 50,000 customers receive the latest issue of Spark magazine, the pre-market publication highlighting new exhibitors, trends, and insights from makers and influencers. The cover story focuses on new ways to buy and sell with a focus on social selling. Also inside the issue is a lighting trend story focusing on industrial and nature-inspired lighting. Other stories cover Southwest inspiration including the compelling beauty of Santa Fe style and the return of the International Folk Art Market Collection artisans as well as unexpected artwork from DMC’s home and design showrooms. Finally, the issue provides tips on where to dine and what to see while visiting Dallas. Look for a copy in mailboxes, in-boxes, or on-site during the show.
Other June Events
In addition to Lightovation, other trade events taking place in June include the Total Home & Gift Market (June 22-28), Apparel & Accessories Market (June 14-17); and KidsWorld (June 22-28).
Additional information about the largest residential lighting show in North America is available on the Lightovation page of the Dallas Market Center website. Keep up with the latest developments by following the #Lightovation hashtag on social media, via the Lightovation Facebook Page and Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group.