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Thursday, August 25 2016 @ 09:16 AM EDT

LEDucation 8 Event Exceeds Expectations for both Attendees and Exhibitors


LEDucation Completes Its 8th Consecutive Show In New York City And Deems The New Two Day Format And Show Expansion A Great Success.

Over 220 leading manufacturers from the United States, Canada, and Europe exhibited their latest Solid State Lighting technologies and products during the busy table top expo recently held in midtown Manhattan at the Sheraton NY Times Square hotel. Thousands of attendees from across the country joined other lighting designers, interior designers, architects, engineers, students, facility managers, building owners and more for one of the industry’s most popular events on LED technology.

The LEDucation Educational Sessions offered 8 accredited courses and 8 hours of educational programming covering topics in healthcare lighting, controls, budget management with LED projects, lighting design, codes and compliance and more. All sessions were designed to offer a versatile selection of beginner, intermediate and advanced courses with the introduction of a new architectural lighting presentation focused on the Interior Designer followed by a special docent guided tour of the Expo show floor. To continue to share the educational sessions with those that were not able to attend, all presentations from LEDucation are available for viewing online with daily session videos to be posted soon at www.LEDucation.org .

Due to the annual events continued success over the last eight years, organizers expanded the traditional one day show into a new two day format and moved to a new location that would allow for more exhibitors to participate. The LEDucation 8 event covered a record 29,400 net square feet and spotlighted 220 exhibitors including a record breaking 64 first-time exhibiting companies and at least 8 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S. Over 50% of LEDucation 8 exhibitors have already pre-registered to exhibit at LEDucation 9 in 2015. For a complete list of exhibiting companies and links to their websites visit the LEDucation website.

Attendees and exhibitors can remain connected to LEDucation on social media throughout the year via Facebook and Twitter. Videos captured during the show will be placed on YouTube to highlight the LEDucation experience. LEDucation is one of the industry’s most popular annual lighting trade show and conference and is sponsored by the Designers Lighting Forum of NY (DLFNY). Dates for 2015 will soon be announced.

About the DLFNY:
The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is committed to exploring and presenting the power of lighting in design. Founded in 1934, the Designers Lighting Forum is a not-for-profit organization, led by a volunteer Board of Managers and sustained by member dues and the generous support of our corporate sponsors. They enthusiastically provide designers, architects, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, educators, and students the opportunity to meet and experience the wonder of lighting in New York City and beyond. The DLFNY also supports formal lighting education through contributions to local universities and design schools, as well as national funds.


by Mel Fabrikant

Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system. In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.

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