January 2023 Lightovation to Deliver New Collections, Global Buyers

Lightovation's packed itinerary takes place January 10-13 at the Dallas Market Center.

12/05/2022
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Lightovation 2023 will feature new exhibitors and expanded showrooms.

Lightovation has announced details for its winter 2023 edition, which will run Tuesday, January 10 – Friday, January 13, overlapping with the end of the winter Total Home & Gift Market (January 4-10) and featuring a Preview Day on Monday, January 9. This show will include new collections, trend installations and insights, technical expertise, and celebrations across a 1-million-square-foot lighting marketplace.

“Retail decision makers from coast to coast and around the world will once again demonstrate that Lightovation is the center of commerce and community for the business of lighting,” said Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are presenting many new exhibitors and collections in January that balance style with function plus we will debut a new trend report and installations to help guide retailers and inspire their business for the new year.” 
 
Pre-registration is now available for the show by visiting www.dallasmarketcenter.com/lightovation. By pre-registering buyers will receive a FastPass email for contactless, expedited entry into the show. Hotel accommodations can be booked at https://book.passkey.com/event/50314652/owner/14227/home.

Lightovation Exhibitor News and Events

Technology leader Samsung Electronics America (TM 4604) has relocated from the World Trade Center and expanded to showcase its modern, smart home categories from lighting to sound. Dallas is the only market center in the U.S. to have a Samsung presence. Hunter Fan Company has also relocated and expanded in TM 3135. And Lucas + McKearn will open its own showroom (TM 4535) after exhibiting in the Spectrum shared showroom previously.

Elegant Lighting (TM 3050) has more than doubled its square footage with new additional showrooms in TM 3060 and TM 3420. And Quorum International (TM 3004, 3111) has expanded with a new dedicated showroom for its Oxygen brand in TM 3006. Livex (TM 4503) has also expanded for January 2023 Lightovation. And Quoizel (TM 3200) has expanded its space to include a display for SKYX, makers of the innovative SkyPlug technology that allows ceiling fixtures to be plugged in as easily as portable lamps.

New showrooms include Ashore (TM 3383), B&S Lighting (TM 3640), Innovations Lighting (TM 4904), Page One Lighting (TM 3920) while new to shared showroom Spectrum is Electric Mirror (TM 4432-8), Morgan Lighting (TM 4432-18), Rayhil (TM 4432-3), Sarin Energy Solutions (TM 4432-4), Treehouse Lighting (TM 4432-1) and Zastro (TM 4432-2).

Also debuting in January is the International Pavilion, a new collection of global brands showing for the first time. Inside Trade Mart 4909 will be the following companies: Zafferano America, with award-winning lighting and glassware designs of Federico de Majo of Venice, Italy; Aldo Bernardi, with interior and exterior lighting from Treviso, Italy; and LOFFKo Group, an agency for high-quality Italian lighting brands including Modo Luce, In-Es.Artdesign, Sitia, MATTEOPALA, codutti, and Prodigal Leathers. A grand opening celebration will take place on Tuesday afternoon.

Familiar exhibitors with new locations for January include Designers Fountain (TM 4715), Terracotta Designs (TM 3751) and the hotly anticipated new Modern Forms space (TM 4301).

Several Dallas exhibitors will celebrate important milestones that will be shared with customers including  AFX, celebrating 85 years; and a 60th anniversary for Sonneman—a Way of Light.

Trend Displays and Presentation

Lightovation will once again present its comprehensive 2023 Trend Report encompassing major directions in home decor, architecture, building and remodeling and how they will impact lighting. The printed report is exclusive for Lightovation attendees to pick up and will be accompanied by new, on-site displays illustrating the trends. To support the report and displays, award-winning trend ambassador Patti Carpenter will present the trends from the report on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Seminars and Special Events

Tuesday, January 10

10 a.m., Lightovation Trend Report

Location: The SMART Center (TM 4826)

Furniture Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey moderates a dynamic discussion with trend forecaster Patti Carpenter of Carpenter & Company and trend forecasting VP of Fashion Snoops Jaye Mize. Join them as they discuss trends in design that will be influencing homes and products through 2024. Check out the trend displays and be sure to pick up a printed copy of this report, exclusive for attendees of Lightovation. 


2 p.m., Showroom Panel: How To Localize Broad Trends in Home Furnishings & Design

Location: The SMART Center (TM 4826)

Join us for an afternoon panel as Furniture Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey moderates our discussion with Matthew Rowan, the VP of Dominion Lighting; Drew Mihelish, Owner of Western Montana Lighting and certified lighting specialist; and Benjamin Parra, Sales Manager at Lights Fantastic Pro. Listen in to how they take design trends and localize them for their merchandising displays, and how trends do (or don’t) pertain to their customers.

3:00 p.m., Spectrum Happy Hour

Location: Spectrum Shared Showroom, TM 4432

Stop by the Spectrum Shared Showroom and enjoy drinks while visiting more than a dozen brands in one convenient location, including several new and expanded lines. 

3:30 p.m., International Pavilion Grand Opening Reception

Location: International Pavilion (TM 4909)

Enjoy cocktails and live music while exploring a new collection of global brands showing for the first time as the International Pavilion debuts in the Trade Mart.

4 p.m. D Home Magazine Best Builder Voting Kick Off

Location: Trade Mart Grand Pavilion, Koi Pond

Each year, D Home magazine celebrates the top builders in Dallas. This event kicks off the voting for the 2023 event and welcomes top builders to Lightovation.  Enjoy custom cocktails, light bites, and a cigar roller.

5 p.m., ALA Women In Lighting Reception

Location: Maxim Lighting (TM 3901)

The American Lighting Association’s Women in Lighting group hosts a networking reception that is open to everyone but focused on fostering connections for professional women from all areas of the lighting industry and at all levels of experience. Enjoy refreshments courtesy of hosts Maxim Lighting while engaging with your peers.

6 p.m., Lighting After Dark Dinner and Party

Location: Trade Mart Grand Pavilion

This popular lighting industry party is now an on-site event at the Trade Mart Grand Pavilion. Dallas Market Center and Lightovation exhibitors present Live Music, Dinner, Drinks, and Prizes! 

 

Wednesday, January 11

10 a.m., Nine Important Things Every Lighting Pro Should Know, presented by ALA

Location: The SMART Center (TM 4826)

Jeffrey R. Dross leads this one-hour American Lighting Association session covering nine very important things that every lighting pro should know. Some of the important areas that will be covered in this discussion: Getting started on selecting lighting for task-oriented spaces or applications; bath lighting; lighting for small spaces; using sconces, closets; light bulb guide; and cleaning and maintenance. This session is IDCEC-certified, earning 0.1 CEU and 1 ALA CLC credit hour. There is a $29 fee to attend and pre-registration is encouraged.

1 p.m., Emerging Technologies in the Lighting Industry, presented by ALA

Location: The SMART Center (TM 4826)

In this American Lighting Association session, Patricia Barron, COO of SKYX Technologies, will address some of the most important technologies to watch, poised to make a significant impact on the lighting industry. Pre-registration is encouraged.

3 p.m., Exciting Applications for LED Tape That Will Maximize Any Interior, presented by ALA

Location: The SMART Center (TM 4826)

We need functional lighting to perform tasks and illuminate spaces. However, the type of lighting that delivers the most visual impact is non-functional accent or decorative lighting. Architectural detail lighting can enliven a space and set a room apart from others. Accent lighting can draw attention to the nuances of the room, give it greater perceptible size and make it the envy of all who experience it. Architectural detail lighting may be small, but its impact packs a visual punch. Today, that type of architectural detail lighting can also be provided by LED tape. This functional and flexible light source continues to grow in use and importance. In this American Lighting Association session, Jeffrey R. Dross will look at multiple types of applications, with tips and suggestions for installation. After attending this seminar, specifying and employing LED tape and the assorted channels on the market will be substantially easier. This session is IDCEC-certified, earning 0.1 CEU and 1 ALA CLC credit hour. There is a $29 fee to attend and pre-registration is encouraged.

3:00 p.m., Spectrum Happy Hour

Location: Spectrum Shared Showroom, TM 4432

Stop by the Spectrum Shared Showroom and enjoy drinks while visiting more than a dozen brands in one convenient location, including several new and expanded lines. 

5 p.m., Cheers with Peers

Location: Elk Home (TM 3606)

Join the ALA Young Executives for refreshments and networking sponsored by Elk Home. Don’t miss this chance to connect with the future leaders of the lighting industry. Plus, we’re giving away a free registration to the 2023 ALA Conference and ALA Young Executives swag.

Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13

3:00 p.m., Spectrum Happy Hour

Location: Spectrum Shared Showroom, TM 4432

Stop by the Spectrum Shared Showroom and enjoy drinks while visiting more than a dozen brands in one convenient location, including several new and expanded lines. 


To sign up for ALA’s Certified Lighting Consultant (CLC®) accredited seminars visit the following link: https://alamembers.com/Professional-Education/Live-Training.

ALA will also have a presence on the Trade Mart fourth floor atrium, near the north escalators, to promote its September 10-12 Conference in Lake Tahoe. More information and registration can be found at www.ALAConference.com.

Showroom Events and Promotions

Additional hospitalities, networking events, seminars and panels, and celebrations are on the schedule. Among the events planned inside lighting exhibitor showrooms are the following:

Kuzco Lighting (TM 4010) and Alora Lighting (TM 4402) will host a book signing with Charles Pavarini, who has licensed collection with Alora, on Tuesday January 10 at 3:30 p.m. Showroom party on Wednesday, January 11.
Maxim Group Companies (TM 3901) will hold a Polynesian-themed party on Wednesday January 11 at 5 p.m.
Minka Group (TM 4103) will host two receptions with licensee Robin Baron: Monday, January 9 from 3-5 p.m. and Tuesday, January 10 from 4-5 p.m.
Oxygen (TM 3006): Ribbon cutting and hospitality on Wednesday, January 11.
Quorum (TM 3004; 3111): Ribbon cutting and hospitality to celebrate major renovations on Thursday, January 12.
Sonneman—A Way Of Light (TM 4804): Celebrating 60+ years of Robert Sonneman’s designs with a celebration on Tuesday, January 10 at 4 p.m.
SPECTRA (TM 4439-09,10): Serving wine, beer and snacks in the afternoons starting at 3 p.m.

Nominations Open for June Lightovation Honors

Nominations will be open at January Lightovation for the 2023 Showroom of the Year Awards and popular Light Stars program.

The Showroom of the Year Awards will be presented at the June 21-24, 2023, edition of Lightovation and will honor leading lighting retailers from across North America. Stores may enter themselves, and anyone in the industry may nominate by the March 3, 2023 deadline at www.SOTYAwards.com.

The Light Stars program recognizes top retail salespeople who would benefit from the knowledge and networking gained from Lightovation, but would not normally have the opportunity to attend. If accepted into the program, Light Stars receive complimentary airfare and two hotel nights at the June edition of the show. Anyone in the industry may nominate a Light Star by the March 13, 2023 deadline at https://dallasmarketcenter.com/lightstars.

 

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