Join the best and the brightest in architectural and commercial lighting at LightFair. Discover the latest lighting products, solutions, and technologies at the industry’s most inclusive and immersive lighting trade show and conference. This experience offers self-paced exploration, curated tours, networking events, educational sessions and inspiration-packed programming designed by the IES and IALD. It all unfolds at the Javits Center, New York, May 21-25, 2023. Start planning your trip today!

NEW IALD Immersive Lighting Installations - Discover Sustainable Design

Get ready for an experiential journey of discovery around the theme of Circular Economy. Explore seven unique lighting installations on the show floor, each designed and developed by a handpicked manufacturer-designer pair. This is your chance to get up close and personal to witness the collaboration between leading NYC design firms and some of the most innovative manufacturing brands. Take a curated tour or check it out on your own.

NYCxDESIGN - The Destination for Design Inspiration

We've partnered with the most exciting design event in town to bring you curated, after-hours NYC lighting installation tours and on-site programming on the LightFair show floor. On-site sessions are included with LightFair registration. Offsite tour: $20

NEW ICFF Co-location - Two Shows for the Price of One!

We will be co-located with The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), North America’s leading platform for contemporary furnishing design at the Javits Center May 21-23. Registrants of either event can experience the other at no extra cost. Discover trends and products from the furnishing design world that expand and complement your lighting design perspective.

Sample of 2022 Exhibitors
Explore the latest designs and technologies on the floor.

Learn about promising innovations in outdoor lighting, decorative lighting, Intelligent lighting systems and more.


Clifton Stanley Lemon

CEO, Clifton Lemon Associates

“LightFair offers the most comprehensive menu of professional education choices for lighting professionals and the latest in product developments for manufacturers. I can count on seeing everyone I know in lighting in one place.”

Brandon Thrasher

Assoc. IALD, MIES, LEED AP | Principal, HLB Lighting Design

“LightFair is the lighting community’s event to meet inspiring industry leaders, obtain inspiring education, and see inspiring architectural lighting products all under one roof.“

Dawn Hollingsworth

CLD, FIALD, WELL AP | Principal, Darkhorse Lightworks

“Lightfair is more than a trade show and conference. There is lasting value in the relationships each of us makes and maintains by attending the event.“

Tom Lillie

Director of Specification Sales, WAC/Modern Forms

“We were very pleased with the overwhelming response to our new products in design, innovation and technology. The traffic exceeded our expectations. It was great to see so many attendees from various segments of the industry, including designers, architects, engineers, distributors and of course our loyal sales agents from all over North America.“

Find the latest products from leading exhibitors in every category.

Discover the latest lighting design products and solutions for your upcoming projects. Nothing can substitute seeing and experiencing products in person.

LightFair Conference

Delve into new research and relevant training while earning CEU credits.


The LightFair Conference has been curated by Brienne Musselman, IES Director of Education & Standards and a team of well-respected thought-leaders from the IES and IALD.

Pre-Conference May 21-23, 2023 | Conference & Trade Show May 23-25, 2023

The signature 2-day Pre-Conference (May 21-23) offers immersive training and hands-on workshops not available at most other events. Whether you attend just a few sessions, walk the show floor for a day or stay all five days, you are sure to expand your horizons at LightFair.

Take your knowledge to the next level.

Conference Tracks

  • Art
  • Business
  • Process
  • Science
  • Technology

Pavilions and Tours

Discover products across different categories by touring our Design Pavilion, Outdoor Pavilion, Technology Pavilion and The Collective.

If this is your first time at LightFair, don't miss the New Attendee Tour on May 23.

The Mood is Electric on the Show Floor!

IALD Designery: Elevating Design Conversations

The highly-acclaimed Designery expands in 2023 to offer on-floor educational content curated by IALD — complimentary for all show attendees. Immerse yourself in panel discussions, network with lighting design though-leaders and peers, participate in student events and experience unique, curated lighting installations throughout the show floor.

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IES LIVE: On-Floor Education Re-Imagined

The LightFair LIVE stage has been re-imagined by IES as a world-class theater for thought-leaders, clad with a fresh new design, all-new content and the opportunity to expand your connections and knowledge. Delve into color demonstrations, visual storytelling techniques, sustainability Q&As and more. Connect with LightFair Conference speakers.

Shop, dine and explore New York’s newest neighborhood...a stone's throw away! From lunch on the go to dinner with a view, discover the array of dining offerings at Hudson Yards for every cuisine. Shop the newest collections and designs from The Shops at Hudson Yards. LightFair attendees unlock over 25 exclusive shopping & dining offers. Show the digital flipbook to redeem.

lightfair innovation awards

Discover this year’s leading innovations.

The LightFair Innovation Awards recognize the lighting industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced in the past year. Get to know the products that move our industry forward.

Save big on your hotel and travel.

Get the most reliable rates on your preferred hotels with high-end amenities. Explore dining, attractions and more.

Bring valuable new ideas, solutions & enthusiasm to your projects.

For the cost of one experience, you get value that keeps on giving long after the event is over.

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