Lightfair 2017 – Standardization is here, LED apps still developing

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on May 15, 2017 8:26:23 AM

Last week a dozen Groom Energy team members traveled to the City of Brotherly Love to take part in our 10th annual Lightfair tour.  For two days, the team scattered across the Exhibit Hall floor, navigating around 30,000 other LED lighting fans, searching for what was new, cool and different.

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Topics: LightFair

LightFair 2016 – Welcome to The Internet of LEDs

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Apr 27, 2016 8:10:29 PM

This week over thirty of our field engineers from around the country traveled to the West Coast for our annual LightFair team meeting.

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Topics: LED lighting, LightFair

As LED Lighting Continues to Surge, Even Failures Don’t Slow Adoption

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Apr 1, 2016 5:35:31 AM

This month’s LightFair conference in San Diego will be another measuring stick for LED lighting.  It’s the sixth year since the show turned all-LED, pushing every other lighting technology off the convention floor.

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Topics: LED lighting, LightFair, Enterprise LED Lighting

LightFair 2015 – Even Fluorescent is Now Uncool….

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on May 9, 2015 8:08:59 AM

Last week’s annual LightFair conference was the fifth since the show turned into LEDFair back in 2010. At that event, for the first time, more than half of the show’s 450 vendors were displaying LED products. This year virtually all 500+ vendors in the Javitz Center were LED-centric.

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Our LightFair 2014 LED Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Jun 4, 2014 11:11:58 AM

This year we flew the whole Groom Energy field engineering team to Las Vegas for LightFair, the 25th annual lighting industry show.  While Vegas is a fun location for our team meeting, our real plan was to conduct an LED scavenger hunt, sending our engineers onto LightFair’s 500+ vendor filled exhibit hall in search of the latest, coolest LED lighting technologies.

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LightFair 2013: LED Lighting Is Warm, Smart and Looks Like What You Know

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Apr 24, 2013 8:47:22 AM

As we do each spring, this week a team of Groom Energy engineers made the pilgrimage to Lightfair in search of “the next big thing” in lighting.  We went to training sessions, walked the exhibit floor and talked with smart folks to develop a collective view of what’s going on, what’s hot and what’s not.

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Topics: News and Events, LightFair

LightFair 2012 – Has LED lighting supplanted everything else?

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on May 10, 2012 2:45:58 PM

Lightfair 2009 was the coming out party for LED lighting.  Lightfair 2010 turned into LEDfair, and by Lightfair 2011 LEDs had gone mainstream.  As Bob, Fritz and I headed into Lightfair 2012’s exhibit hall we speculated on what we would see – and how over-the-top LED lighting might have become.

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Topics: LED lighting, C&I LED lighting, commercial led lighting, LightFair, LED, Enterprise LED Lighting

Lightfair 2011 – Welcome to LED 2.0

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on May 18, 2011 5:39:08 AM

Everyone knew Lightfair 2011 was going to be all about LEDs.

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Topics: LED lighting, Lightfair 2009, Lightfair 2010, commercial led lighting, LED 2.0, Lightfair 2011, LightFair, industrial led lighting, Enterprise LED Lighting

The switch: Lightfair becomes LEDfair

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on May 13, 2010 12:14:10 PM

Attendees witnessed a dramatic shift at this week’s Lightfair 2010, the lighting industry’s most visible, 20th annual conference and tradeshow – LED’s have become the dominant lighting technology in virtually every session, presentation and vendor booth.  Goodbye fluorescent, halogen, high intensity discharge, induction, you’re all passe’, OLEDs your time will come….

While Lightfair 2009 was a coming out party for LED’s, this year EVERY possible lighting application, from 2 watt dimmable candelabras to 200 watt street lighting, was on display.  LED chip performance has increased another 30% since last year and manufacturers have seen the proverbial light.  UL’s engineering teams are now overwhelmed with the volume of pending new applications they need to review.

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Topics: LED lighting, LM79, Lightfair 2010, commercial led lighting, SSL, LightFair, LM80, L70, industrial led lighting

Lightfair 2009 – LED’s galore

Posted by proadmin on May 8, 2009 4:24:09 AM

picture-1Between meetings with a few Groom Energy customers and partners, Bob, Fritz and I had the chance to walk the Javits Center/NYC for Lightfair the last few days.  Lightfair is the US’s annual lighting show which hosts loads of lighting designers, architects, vendors, engineers and folks looking for free trinkets – the show alternates between NYC and Las Vegas each May so this year our commute from Boston and Chicago was a little easier.  A couple thoughts and observations…..

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Topics: LED lighting, Lightfair 2009, commercial led lighting, CREE, LightFair, induction lighting, industrial led lighting