Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 16–17, 2021
Virtual Conference and Online Marketplace
SAVE THE DATES for In-Person Show: August 17–18, 2021


Virtual Conference
March 16–17, 2021

The March 16-17, 2021 LEDucation Virtual Conference will take place virtually and offers a variety of accredited webinars covering lighting design trends, controls, sustainability, and health topics.

Registration Required

Online Marketplace
Opens March 16, 2021

The 2021 Online Marketplace opens March 16th with advanced NEW Features to enhance the showroom experience for buyers to view the latest products and connect with sales reps in real time.

Registration Required

August 17–18, 2021

The in-person 2021 LEDucation Tradeshow and Conference will be held August 17-18, 2021 at the New York Hilton Midtown. As we prepare for you in New York City, LEDucation will be monitoring local, state and federal health recommendations and regulations that relate to the health and wellbeing of all our stakeholders.

2020 Virtual Trade Show and Conference – What People are Saying...

"First of all, I wanted to say THANK YOU for putting this virtual show experience together and bringing it to life in these strange and uneasy times. It was a different experience for sure, but still very helpful. It has been a long couple of days getting up for 6am lectures and staying till 7 or 8 trying to review the new products, but it was well worth it. Thank you for providing this opportunity. I have a list of samples I now need to review with my local reps."

—Ella Mills, Associate IALD, IES, LEED AP BD+C, Biella Lighting Design

“LEDucation has always been a very important event for Inter-lux and we were excited to see what a virtual trade show and conference would look like. The organizers at LEDucation did not disappoint! We were able to customize our virtual booth to allow inclusion of a link to the live chat we hosted on Zoom both days of the show. Our reps and customers appreciated the opportunity to view our new products and videos in our virtual booth and chat with us on Zoom to learn more about our tools for lighting.”

—Antonio Cuccoli, Vice President of Sales, Inter-lux

"Despite all of the COVID complications during the year, the organizers of LEDucation 2020 did a fantastic job rallying the lighting and design communities together to make it happen. We’ve missed not being face-to-face with everyone, but kudos to all the virtual presenters, exhibitors and organizers for having turned lemons into refreshing lemonade."

—Dirk Zylstra VP Design, Acuity Brands - Arch Specialty

“I was excited that DLFNY found a new way to present LEDucation. I believe the conference program was of a higher quality than it’s ever been. I also enjoyed how some of the manufactures made very good use of the virtual booths to help us get information on the new products.”

—Charles Cameron, Lighting Controls Manager, SDA

“LEDucation represents a great opportunity for us to present our latest architectural luminaires to key specifiers. While 2020 has presented challenges in meeting one-on-one we are extremely excited by the virtual attendance and the ability to follow up with customers involving lighting, controls, application issues, new technology and other current topics.”

—Acuity Brands

“Exhibiting at the virtual LEDucation 2020 allowed us to still have a presence at this amazing trade show and to introduce for the first time LODES (formerly Studio Italia Design) to a vast audience, reaching more specifiers and showcasing both our new and classic products – something that is much more difficult in ‘normal’ times. The part that I missed the most was the “one to one” interaction with clients and specifiers as well as the social aspect that this amazing event brings to the lighting community. We look forward to LEDucation 2021.”


"Presenting at the virtual LEDucation made it easy to reach a vast audience of practitioners. Teaching in this new remote format with real time & live Q+A allowed me to interact with the audience, regardless of our mutual locations or experiences. Everyone was there to learn, to be inspired. I look forward to returning in 2021."

—Graham Whittaker, Director, Product and Lighting Applications, Zumtobel Group


LEDucation Is Presented By the Designers Lighting Forum of New York​

Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid-state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to experience new technologies as well as continue their education through a wide range of accredited seminars. LEDucation is a non-profit event, and its proceeds help stimulate future LED advancements by supporting a variety of grants, scholarships and lighting programs.

Many thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) in our efforts to promote lighting education.




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