The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) industry buying group anticipated a strong reaction to the news it was opening its second Lightapalooza event to the custom channel at large, and well ahead of the conference attendees can be assured that is the case. On the heels of opening registration in November to anyone in the custom electronics industry, HTSA says Lightapalooza 2023 has already signed on 25 major lighting exhibitors, with more expected to be announced.
The second annual educational and networking event will be held February 20-23, 2023, at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa. Lightapalooza 2023 has been designed to provide a unique opportunity for custom integrators and lighting manufacturers to connect, share ideas, join workshops and education and engage around the ultra-fast-growing lighting category.
“Lighting is a chief element in designing luxury spaces – it changes how we feel in a space and amplifies brilliant design,” says David Weinstein, vice president of Residential Sales for Lutron Electronics.
The company’s lighting fixtures options and Ketra brand have been a boon to top integrators such as the CE Pro 100, and representative of the category’s explosive growth in recent years.
“Lutron is excited to exhibit at Lightapalooza this February, where lighting designers and custom integrators will come together to have the opportunity to experience our Intelligent Lighting Portfolio firsthand. From the brilliant Ivalo line to the innovative Ketra offering, Lutron empowers professionals to deliver unparalleled experiences of light for their clients,” Weinstein adds.
Look Who’s Coming to Lightapalooza 2023
The industry’s enthusiastic reaction to the event has echoed Weinstein’s sentiments through its signups for Lightapalooza 2023, which has already secured the following exhibitors and their booth spaces:
- Apex Technologies
- Coastal Source
- Colorbeam Lighting
- Crestron Electronics
- DMF Lighting
- Elemental LED
- Light Can Help You
- Lucifer Lighting
- Lutron Electronics
- Modular Lighting Instruments
- MP Lighting
- Screen Innovations
- Vantage Lighting
- Visual Comfort (Tech Lighting)
“It is tremendous to see these leading lighting and fixture companies join Lightapalooza 2023,” says Tom Doherty, Director of Technology Initiatives for HTSA.
“This strong participation validates the importance of our laser-focused event and the category growth potential. As an industry, are looking at a huge opportunity that will both satisfy consumers and bring enormous growth to all parties involved.”
Doherty had been eager to discuss the expansion of the upcoming Lightapalooza during the recent HTSA Fall Conference in Indianapolis when the event was announced, and its impact on other category growth as well.
Interested integrators and representatives may register at http://www.lightapalooza2023.com/ or contact Tom Doherty at [email protected]. Details on the website are continuously being updated, including the conference schedule, exhibitor listing, floor map, training course descriptions, discussion panels and more, HTSA notes.
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