The World's Largest Annual Lighting Conference

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The Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute® and LIGHTFAIR Conference five-day program features 82 courses and more than 140 speakers totaling more than 190 hours with accreditation.

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Featured Courses of the Week

  • Design and Assessment of Daylit Spaces and Integrated Photocontrol Using STADIC
  • Diseño Lumínico y Conceptos Básicos  [en Español / in Spanish]
  • New Developments in the Lighting of Intersections
  • Natural Language Control: Abstracting the Art from the Protocol
  • New Nordic Lighting - Lighting Design for the Arctic
  • New Architectural Lighting Possibilities from the Mobile Lighting Industry
  • Lighting Design for the Middle East
  • Brunch & Learn Seminar by Dimonoff, Inc. - IoT in the Smart Cities

Conference Course Type

  • Institute courses
  • Institute workshops
  • Seminars
  • Conference workshops
  • Forum seminars
  • 60-minute sessions
  • 30-minute Power Lunch
  • Lunch & Learn seminars

5 Days of Education

  • 2 days of in-depth Pre-Conference Institute courses before the trade show
  • 3 days of Conference courses during the trade show
All course registrations include FREE entrance to the LIGHTFAIR Exhibit Hall.
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2016 Conference Overview

LIGHTFAIR International 2016 offers a vibrant atmosphere where experts in diverse disciplines come together to present, discuss, debate, exchange and explore best practices and emerging concepts to enable the creation of socially responsible, effective, pleasing environments. The highly rated 2015 LIGHTFAIR Conference provided over 11,000 contact hours of education with attendees.

Stellar industry experts shine light on the future of lighting and design as LIGHTFAIR International 2016 presents the largest Conference offering in its 27-year history.

The Conference’s lineup of more than 140 speakers will share the latest knowledge with industry professionals from across the globe.
The 2016 Tracks


Art and nature, along with thought leaders, trailblazers and visionaries dramatically influence creativity.
Applications Research


Scientific analysis and research informs recommended practices.


Processes using collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches can result in effective project solutions.
Technology Tools


New lighting equipment, software, techniques, and metrics are introduced every year.
Light Health Track


Lighting's impact on visual performance, as well as physiological and psychological health and well-being.

NEW FOR 2016

IoT & Smart Lighting Forum

This one-day series of six 60-minute sessions on Wednesday, April 27 covers controls, adaptive outdoor lighting, personalized environments, smart lighting and sensors.    Find out more >>

Spanish Translation

In addition to a three-hour workshop held in Spanish, LIGHTFAIR 2016 will now also offer simultaneous Spanish translation services for eight of its most popular seminars.



In "Innovative Lighting Design to Modernize the Historical San Diego Trolley Station," attendees will see firsthand how, through an innovative, award winning lighting installation, the historic metro transit station has been transformed into a bright, safe, and energy-saving environment with a splash of color.