Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 12-13, 2019

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2019 Bridging the Concept and Content of Lighting Design

Bridging the Concept and Content of Lighting Design

Adam Carangi, Lumenetix, Inc. and Cy Eaton, Lumenetix, Inc.

Tuesday, March 12
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room: Nassau East
Credits: 1 AIA LU


Beyond the familiar framework of a ‘Lighting Concept,’ projects are now considering ‘Lighting Content’ as a basis of design. This is not just a matter of changing lexicon, it is an indicator of how Design is evolving in an era of rapid technology integration. This integration leads to the next layer of lighting design composition. Just as the world of media once grew from newspapers to radio to television, and more recently from static page websites to streaming on mobile devices, lighting is intersecting with the Internet of things, becoming digitized, and evolving into something more than serviceable, static, mass-produced illumination. The emerging discipline of Lighting Content navigates complex lighting systems and building technologies to create dynamic, tunable, health centric, architecturally integrated, and overall more powerful experiences. Meanwhile, occupants are adapting to these new dimensions of their environment and to harness the full potential of the light around them. Is this the science of design, the art of programming or a grand social experiment?


Adam Carangi, Lumenetix, Inc.
Involved with lighting since 1995, Adam is a designer at heart with intrinsic ability to communicate, educate and speculate on most things related to light or the lighting industry. He has spent most of his time in the industry as a lighting designer, a position in which he is technically savvy and excels aesthetically. Here, he also founded a design firm, still growing today, after his departure from the everyday business. The remainder of his time ‘in lighting’ has been in sales. He has spent time as both an independent manufacturers agent, as well as in the specification sales channel directly for manufacturers. Expanding even more on this industry diversification, he has worked for both a luminaire maker as well as a source maker. In both of these roles working for factories, he spent his time primarily working with lighting designers, architectural and interior designers and engineers educating them and teaching them how to design with and utilize the best technology in luminaires to create a dynamic, successful design. He is a lighting professional who truly understands the essential elements to both the business and design demands of the lighting industry.

Cy Eaton, Lumenetix, Inc.
Throughout his eclectic 20-year career, Cy has served the lighting community as a designer, educator, technician, researcher, imagineer, and fire spinner. Cy studied psychology and theatrical design at Whitman College, followed by graduate studies in lighting sciences at the Light Research Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is currently based in Los Angeles, supporting the next generation of source and color technology for the lighting design.