About LFI

The transformative power of innovation and imagination converge in a global presentation of light and technology—brilliantly revealed at LIGHTFAIR International. Where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propel lighting design quickly into the future. All at the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LIGHTFAIR was established in 1989 and will hold its 29th edition in Chicago May 6-10, 2018 at McCormick Place.

Highlights

  • The global stage for innovation on the LFI trade show floor
  • 6 pavilions showcase product-specific manufacturers
  • Conference offers approximately 200 hours of world-class accredited education
  • Accredited courses range from 60 minutes to 2-day immersion sessions at every level, from Foundational to Advanced as well as General
  • Courses on lighting, design, technology, smart lighting, lighting and health, retrofitting buildings, managing LED costs and more
  • The LFI Innovation Awards ® honors the industry’s newest product designs
About LFI1

LFI Partners

About LFI2

LIGHTFAIR International is co-owned by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD, www.iald.org) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, www.ies.org). The event is co-owned, produced and managed by AMC, Inc. (www.americasmart.com).


Who Attends?

For the 2017 event, LIGHTFAIR had 27,939 registered attendees including design, lighting, technology, architecture, engineering, energy, facility and industry professionals from around the world:

  • Architects
  • Landscape Architects / designers
  • Contractors
  • Distributors / Wholesalers
  • Educators
  • Lighting Designers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers and OEMs
  • Municipalities
  • Energy Consultants / Specialists
  • Public Utility Specialists
  • Energy Managers
  • Retail Designers
  • Engineers
  • ESCOs
  • Specifiers
  • Students
  • Facility Managers
  • Urban Planners
  • Interior Designers
  • Government Officials
  • Visual Merchandisers
  • Utilities
  • ... and more!

Who Exhibits?

More than 500 of the world’s leading manufacturers will showcase their latest technologies and innovations in over 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, including products and solutions such as:

  • Ballasts
  • Building Integration
  • Contemporary Lighting
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Control Devices
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Specialty Luminaires
  • Daylighting products & services
  • Luminaire types
  • Lampholders and Switches
  • Meters
  • High-End Fixtures
  • Mounting Devices
  • Light Sources
  • Exterior Luminaires
  • Lighting Control components
  • Solar products & solutions
  • ... and more!