The Dallas Market Center has named lighting designer and author Randall Whitehead as the featured guest speaker for Lightovation, the recently renamed Dallas International Lighting Show, to be held January 20-24.

“Innovation is the key driving force in lighting right now, and Randall understands what it takes to be an innovative leader,” says Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are excited for the debut of Lightovation and we look forward to Randall’s insightful presentation.”

As an internationally known architectural lighting designer whose work has appeared in the pages of Architectural Digest, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful, Whitehead inspires the lighting community with his humorous approach to the world of design. He will speak on the topic of Delicious Illumination: Taste the Future of Home Lighting Design, a seminar that will be held on the fourth floor of the Trade Mart on Thursday, January 21 at 11 a.m.

“Lighting is essential to our everyday lives, and it is important we recognize how it affects us,” notes Whitehead. “It is a privilege to be able to speak to such an immense audience at Lightovation to discuss new and beneficial ways to use lighting.”  Whitehead regularly appears as a guest expert on the Discovery Channel, CNN, HGTV, and Martha Stewart Living Radio and has authored seven books.

For a full list of special events and product offerings, visit the Dallas Market Center Web site (www.dallasmarketcenter.com)