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January 2022 ALA Lightovation Schedule

ALA will host various events and seminars throughout January Lightovation in collaboration with members and partners.

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ALA Women in Lighting Event

Thursday, Jan. 6, 12 - 1 p.m.

Varaluz Showroom (TM 4507)

Join the ALA Women in Lighting for networking, lunch, and refreshments. Plus, enter a drawing to win a free 2022 ALA Conference registration.

Cheers with Peers 

Thursday, Jan. 6, 3 - 4 p.m.

Kuzco Showroom (TM 4010)

Join the ALA Young Executives for an afternoon pick-me-up at Kuzco’s new coffee bar. Enjoy specialty cocktails and coffee drinks, networking, and the chance to win a 2022 ALA Conference registration. 

Lighting After Dark

Thursday, Jan. 6, 8 - 11 p.m.

Renaissance Dallas Hotel

Dallas Market Center, Lightovation exhibitors and ALA will celebrate ALA’s September 2022 Conference in Austin, Texas. Enjoy live music from the Emerald City Band, food, and drinks. Lightovation attendees, exhibitors and reps are welcome to attend this free event within walking distance of DMC — just bring your show badge to the Renaissance Dallas Hotel Grand Ballroom (on the 2nd floor) for entry.

Plus, bring your business card to enter your name in a drawing to win one of three ALA Conference giveaways. Prizes include:

  • One free 2022 ALA Conference Registration
  • One $500 travel voucher for ALA Conference travel-related expenses (flight, hotel, car, etc.)
  • One $250 VISA gift card to be presented at the 2022 ALA Conference


ALA will host the following seminars on Thursday and Friday during Lightovation in The SMART Center Seminar Room (TM 4826). Pre-register online using the links below. Course cost is $44 per participant and the courses are worth 1 CLC credit hour each.


How to Properly Light a Kitchen/Proper Lighting Layout

Instructor: Peter Romaniello, IALD

Thursday, Jan. 6, 4 - 5 p.m. & Friday, Jan. 7, 9 - 10 a.m.

Kitchens are one of the most commonly renovated rooms in any house and they certainly are a part of every new home. Trends may change, but good, common-sense lighting design should not. We will look at various strategies on how to light kitchens and delve into the minutia of under-cabinet lights, glass cabinet lights, decorative fixtures, and lighting switches/controls. No matter how many kitchens you have lit in your career, it is always good to look at things in a different way.

While there are certainly different approaches to lighting design, there are common-sense rules of thumb regarding distance off walls, distances from fixture to fixture, and using an objective rather than subjective approach to design. Knowing these rules of thumb can help you design spaces quickly, more efficiently, and with the confidence that what you put on paper will actually "work." Proper placement of fixtures is something that cannot be changed easily, so it's important to get it right the first time. These approaches will be discussed in detail, and will give you information you can use immediately on all your projects.

Integrated Home Competition Awards

Friday, Jan. 7, from 10 - 11 a.m., in The SMART Center Lobby (TM 4826) for the 2021 Integrated Home Competition (IHC) Awards Presentation. This December, 17 designs that exemplify the four tenents of the CEE Integrated Home, energy savings, demand flexibility, consumer amenity and security, were announced as the 2021 IHC winners. 

Light and Health Research Center Visit

During Lightovation, Dr. Mark Rea and Jennifer Brons from the Light and Health Research Center will be talking with manufacturers about collaborating to design and produce more "Light and Health - Circadian Effective" lighting products. Stay tuned for more details about dates and times they will be available for dicussions and in The SMART Center speaking with members. For more information about this initiative, check out the Light and Health Research Center's recent presenation to ALA on healthy lighting for homes.

Committee Meetings

The following committee meetings will be held during January Lightovation in the SMART Center Committee Room (TM 4826).

Thursday, Jan. 6, 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. | Marketing & PR Committee

9 - 10 a.m. | Long-range Conference Planning Committee

Friday, Jan. 7, 8 - 9 a.m. | Women in Lighting Committee

Virtual Committee Meetings

The following committee meetings will be held virtually the week following January Lightovation. Participating members will receive Zoom links via email prior to the meetings.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

10 - 11 a.m. | Government Engagement Committee

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. | Education Foundation Board of Trustees

2 - 3 p.m. | Education Committee

2 - 3 p.m. | Membership Campaign Committee

3:15 - 4:30 p.m. | Showroom Steering Committee


Thursday, Jan. 13

10 - 11:15 a.m. | Manufacturer Representatives Steering Committee

1 - 2 p.m. | Conference Committee

2:30 - 3:45 p.m. | Finance Committee

4 - 5:30 p.m. | Manufacturers Steering Committee


Friday, Jan. 14

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Board of Governors

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