NYControlled has just wrapped up its inaugural educational trade show for lighting control systems and products, and plenty within the lighting industry are calling the show a resounding success. The event brought in over 800+ attendees, 36 exhibitors, 3 event sponsors, and 4 accredited seminars, far exceeding the expectations of show organizers.
Announced in the aftermath of this year’s CEDIA Expo, the show is a collaboration between the New York City branch of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) as well as the Designers Lighting Forum for New York (DLFNY) and takes place over the course over a single day packed with educational opportunities for experts in lighting, architecture, electrical engineering, construction, and building management fields.
According to the NYControlled event website the event aims to help professionals “learn more about the latest in lighting controls technology, attend accredited classes as well as tech training offered by top manufacturers, sharpen controls knowledge to specify the right systems on projects, understand protocol-specific nuances, and become informed about the latest energy code requirements and trends.”
In a press release, the organizers note that the inaugural event was very well-received by specifiers and lighting experts alike, demonstrating, as they say, “great potential for growth in future years.”
“NYControlled is the controls trade show for professionals looking to see the latest lighting controls technology and products, learn about the rapidly changing industry through a series of technical lectures from respected experts, and interact with the top manufacturers and minds in the industry,” states the event’s website.
“Attendees can gain a deep understanding of the latest technology, weigh the costs and benefits of various systems, and attend accredited classes. As controls have proliferated, and with it their complexity, our commitment is to make education both accessible and inspirational for current and future generations of lighting industry.”
With a targeted audience of lighting designers, engineers, utility companies, architects, contractors, educators, distributors, and integrators, the event seems to not only provide immense opportunity for education, but for networking and interfacing with other trades prominent in the lighting category as well.
Prominent manufacturers within the lighting control space such as Leviton, Legrand, Philips, Crestron, LyntTec, Savant, Casambi, and Lutron were among the many exhibitors that participated in the event. Meanwhile, members of standards organizations such as the DALI Alliance and the Lighting Controls Association were also in attendance.
A full list of exhibitors present at this year’s event can be found on the NYControlled website.
Though the date for the next event has yet to be announced, integrators interested in attending the event’s next outing would do well to keep an eye on the event website. In the meantime, CE Pro will be doing the same.
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