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Make plans now to come to LIGHTFAIR, and see for yourself why so many attendees consider it “THE gathering place for the industry.” It is the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.

5 things to do before attending LIGHTFAIR International

Year after year, thousands of architecture, design, engineering, energy and lighting industry professionals come to LFI from more than 70 countries to:

  • Find the newest ideas in lighting products, technology and design
  • Gather the latest industry-related information
  • Discover new thinking in an array of progressive, CEU/LU-accredited courses
  • Network with, and be inspired by, the industry’s leading minds
  • Meet their peers and make new contacts

Trade Show

Trade Show
More than 500 of the industry’s leading companies will be exhibiting at LIGHTFAIR. Exclusive introductions. Products that will define lighting design and integrated solutions for years to come. View the complete list of exhibitors and visit each company's Virtual Booth for more information.


LFI offers the world’s largest and most comprehensive annual lighting conference, featuring approximately 200 hours of accredited courses over 5 days: 2 days of in-depth Pre-Conference Institute courses before the trade show AND 3 days of Conference courses during the trade show. All course registrations include FREE entrance to the LIGHTFAIR Exhibit Hall.

LFI Innovation Awards®

All that’s new and innovative in the world of lighting will be unveiled at the LFI Innovation Awards. This informative and entertaining multimedia presentation is MUST-attend for an instant overview of the new product introductions at LFI!
Click here to see a full list of LFI 2018 entrants and winners.
LFI Innovation Awards

Mark Your Calendar!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Philadelphia Convention Center

Networking & Special Events

Discover what thousands of past attendees have learned: LFI the THE place for professionals with an interest in lighting to come together and celebrate, support, and honor the best the industry has to offer. Find your best opportunity to join like-minded professionals from around the world:
  • Networking lounges
  • LFI Innovation Awards
  • New Attendee Orientation
  • Institute Keynote Luncheons
  • Special speakers and events The HUB
  • ...and more!

Who Attends?

For the 2018 event, LIGHTFAIR had 28,075 registered attendees including design, lighting, architectural, engineering and industry professionals from around the world:
  • Architects
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Distributors
  • Educators
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Energy Consultants / Specialists
  • Energy Managers
  • Engineers
  • ESCOs
  • Facility Managers / Owners
  • Government Officials
  • Hospitality / Contract
  • Inspectors
  • Interior Designers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Landscape Designers
  • Lighting & Energy Educator
  • Lighting Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Municipalities
  • OEMs
  • Public Utility Specialists
  • Retail Designers
  • Specifiers
  • Students
  • Store Planners
  • Urban / Regional Planners
  • Utilities
  • Visual Merchandisers
  • ... and more!

Need a Justification Letter to attend LFI?

Need to convince your manager to send you to LIGHTFAIR?  Use this justification letter template to create a tool that will help you support your attendance request.
Make sure you list courses, expenses and the benefits of attending this industry show and conference.