LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 Breaks All Records

The 25th edition of LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set new all-time attendance and trade show records for its five-day run in Las Vegas June 1-5, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of LFI managing partner AMC, Inc.

The LFI 2014 trade show floor covered a record 239,800 net square feet and spotlighted 576 exhibitors, including 107 first-time exhibiting companies and 103 manufacturers headquartered outside the U.S.

Attendance broke all previous records with 26,059 professional attendees registered. The LFI 2014 attendee population included representatives from 74 countries.

LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. It is sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and produced by AMC, Inc.

LFI’s expanded trade show floor featured a product mix of more than 40 categories that included integrated design, alternative energy and solar power, OLEDs, healthcare, hospitality, digital signage and software.

The 2014 LFI Conference curriculum offered more than 220 hours of education and contained 81 accredited courses, making it the largest Conference in LFI history. LIGHTFAIR introduced two Forums this year – the LFI Healthcare Lighting Forum and the LFI Hospitality Lighting Forum.

The LFI Innovation Awards® highlighted the best in new product innovation and celebrated 25 years of innovation by recognizing its 25-year exhibitors. LFI received 261 submissions from 135 companies and spanned 14 categories that were judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. For a full list of the LFI Innovation Awards submissions and winners, please visit

The LFI 25th Anniversary Celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony took place in the LFI 25 networking lounge. During the trade show, attendees gathered in LFI 25 to celebrate the 25th anniversary event by watching a celebratory video, having their photo taken or taking selfies with the photo backdrop and participating in the #LFI social media conversation on the interactive digital wall.