LEDucation Preview


CEU-accredited sessions covering lighting for the elderly, net-zero buildings, wireless controls, and luminous surfaces are just a sampling of what’s on tap at the exhibition’s 10th anniversary event.

[dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#ea6a20″]D[/dropcap]ue to the continued outstanding response from exhibitors and attendees for this fast-growing LED-centric exhibition in Manhattan, the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) will be holding the 10th edition of LEDucation at a new location in order to accommodate the increase in both exhibitors and attendants.  Historically known as the largest table-top exhibition and educational event dedicated solely to the ever-evolving LED market and technology, LEDucation returns to New York City on March 29th and 30th in a new location: The New York Hilton at Midtown.

“As LEDucation has continued to sell out exhibit space each year and we have continued to experience record attendance, the volunteer committee felt that our 10th anniversary provided us with a great opportunity to relocate the show to allow for more space for both exhibitors and attendees,” comments Co-Chair Burt Grant.  “By relocating the event to a larger facility, we can now accommodate our exhibitor growth to bring new [companies] to the show floor as well as accommodate more space for our CEU sessions and special events during the show.”

Hosted by the DLFNY plus corporate and media sponsors that include enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDucation has gained a regular following over the years and continues to attract record crowds of more than 15,000 attendees as well as 220+ manufacturers. One of the features that differentiates LEDucation is its roster of the industry’s top authorities who address and discuss the latest advancements, trends, and regulations in solid-state technology and lighting through its accredited seminars. The two-day event includes a product expo for viewing the latest LED luminaires, controls, and energy-efficient designs and advancements from leading LED manufacturers.

Targetti (below) KEPLERO

Targetti (above) KEPLERO is the new generation, in-ground LED fixture for outdoor lighting, delivering a complete range of optical systems and LED sources from warm to neutral white and RGBW in two sizes. It is a powerful solution and a suitable choice for lighting large and small public spaces, building façades, and trees. www.targettiusa.com

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LEDucation- Nora Lighting-modular LED downlights

Nora: (above) The NSpec division will feature its Iolite modular LED downlights in 1-, 2-, and 4-inch apertures for a minimal architectural appearance and offers 100+ design and trim possibilities. The fixture is comprised of one LED core module, which is compatible with a dedicated downlight housing with various dimming options. It can also be retrofitted as an adjustable downlight.

All Iolite modules are field-fittable with any 1-, 2-, or 4-inch square or round trim from the Iolite collection. The 1-inch (12 watt) downlight produces about 600 lumens, while the 2- and 4-inch (14 watt) gimbal and deep regress adjustables produce 800 lumens.

The cULus wet-listed fixture is 95 CRI for realistic color rendition, offered in a range of Kelvin temperatures, and requires no tools to attach the trims or to adjust the four Iolite beam spreads. www.noralighting.com

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LBL: (above left) The traditional five-arm chandelier gets a modern revamp with the Torque suspension fixture. Its three-dimensional silhouette is simplified to its most elemental level: a single, ultra-sleek plane of diffused LED light. Torque can be ordered in either a Satin Nickel (shown) or Matte White finish. www.lbllighting.com

Bulbrite (above right) The company will be displaying its full line of standard plus uniquely shaped LED filament bulbs (available with caged shades as shown or individually). Bulbrite also offers its Nostalgic bulb series in the original incandescent filament versions. www.bulbrite.com


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Edge: (above left) The versatile Glide offers a direct 1-inch (D1) flat lens with 100-degree beam spread. At 7 watts per foot, the 24-volt AC suspension fixture utilizes LEDs in a choice of very warm white 2700K or warm white 3000K with 92 CRI. It is available in lengths from 36 to 72 inches as well as custom sizes. The dimmable Glide includes a 26-inch rectangle canopy and feeds power at the center from a 24 VAC Class 2 electronic low-voltage LED transformer (included) which fits inside a standard 4-inch electrical box with round plaster ring. The fixture is covered by a 5-year warranty and can be ordered in Wood Maple, Wood Walnut, Wood Cherry, Wood White Oak, and Wood Espresso finishes. www.edgelighting.com

MaxLite: (above right) Among the LED Filament lamps offered by the company is this Silver Bowl A19 lamp designed for use in open pendants. Available in 2700K, this 6.5-watt lamp is topped with a half-chrome bowl that redirects light upward into the pendant’s shade, preventing glare on the surface below. All of the company’s LED Filament lamps are dimmable with standard incandescent dimmers. www.maxlite.com

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Beachside Lighting: (above left) The company’s R-Series Pathlights are completely sealed to allow easy access to the brass lamp compartment for tool-free relamping. Designed for near ocean environments, the series  includes an 18-gauge copper shade, a 5mm thick frosted glass lens, and a riser made of schedule 40 brass pipe. The company manufactures solid brass exterior fixtures that are CSA-listed to U.S. and Canadian standards and many models are wildlife/sea turtle-friendly. www.beachsidelighting.com

LaMar: (above left)The company has launched its domestically made LWT Series of backlit LED panels. Typically available for offices in 1′ x 4′, 2′ x 2′, and 2′ x 4′ sizes, panel-style troffers are increasingly being designed or retrofitted to work with LED light sources. Many specifiers have opted for imported, edge-lit LED panels when replacing fluorescent troffers; however, because LEDs are directional, edge-lighting a diffuser panel creates illumination that is not as bright as a backlit panel. With a backlit panel, the light sources actually point downward into the room, creating higher light levels and more uniform light.

LaMar’s LWT series is a premium-grade backlit LED panel, made in the USA by IBEW union employees, and uses only LEDs from leading manufacturers. The state-of-the-art, LM-80 tested LED system has been custom-designed to provide even illumination with no LED hot spots. A proprietary optical system and custom-extruded LED formula acrylic diffuser ensures even illumination across the panel without LED pixilation.

The LWT series is available in several lumen packages with available 0-10V dimming, emergency battery backup, and a motion sensor. With various color temperatures, the LWT series offers a suitable lighting temperature for drop ceiling applications. www.lamarlighting.com

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