LIGHTCongress Warms Up Press for LIGHTFAIR
Members of the press were treated to an "appetizer" to the upcoming LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL at the first annual LIGHTCongress last week in New York, where lighting experts and manufacturers introduced new technologies and discussed issues relevant to the industry.
Members of the press were treated to an “appetizer” to the upcoming LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL at the first annual LIGHTCongress last week in New York, where lighting experts and manufacturers introduced new technologies and discussed issues relevant to the industry.
Manufacturers presented new product trends, including the latest in LED and luminescent technology, compact and energy-efficient products, and electronic controls. Echoing the mutual, perpetual strive for smaller, more efficient lighting, Wolfgang Egger, president of Zumtobel Staff, Dornbirn, Austria, noted that the push toward thinner, more energy-efficient fluorescent lighting systems, which result in much smaller ballasts and fixtures, will continue.
Industry experts also discussed lighting and the environment, focusing on new energy-efficient lamp and fixture products, light pollution, product recycling and the latest in environmentally friendly products. John Chilcott, president of Earth Protection Services, Phoenix, made a case for properly recycling lighting fixtures that contain mercury. Pam Horner, environmental marketing manager for Osram Sylvania, Danvers, Mass., stressed the effects of lighting on the environment. “Using energy-efficient lighting is one of the most important things you can do to protect the environment,” she said.
The event was sponsored by LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL 2003 in an effort to bring heightened awareness to developments in lighting, as well as to draw attention to the show, which takes place at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York, May 6-8. More than 19,000 architects, interior designers, end users, and lighting specifiers are expected to attend the 14th annual LIGHTFAIR.
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