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


LEDucation is Proudly Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is committed to exploring and presenting the power of lighting in design. Founded in 1934, the Designers Lighting Forum is a not-for-profit organization, led by a volunteer Board of Managers and sustained by member dues and the generous support of our corporate sponsors. They enthusiastically provide designers, architects, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, educators, and students the opportunity to meet and experience the wonder of lighting in New York City and beyond. The DLFNY also supports formal lighting education through contributions to local universities and design schools, as well as national funds. Visit for more information.

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Many Thanks to the Following Sponsors for Supporting the DLFNY
in its Efforts to Promote Lighting Education


Architectural Lighting Magazine

Architectural Lighting Industry news, design projects, products and technology for lighting professionals

Architect Magazine

Architectural Lighting Industry news, design projects, products and technology for lighting professionals


Con Edison
Con Edison operates one of the world’s largest energy delivery systems. Founded in 1823 as the New York Gas Light company, Con Edison's electric, gas, and steam service now provides energy for the 10 million people who live in New York City and Westchester County. They are constantly looking toward the future and exploring ways to innovate and take advantage of developing technology. But, more than anything, Con Edison listens to you and works hard to give you cleaner, more efficient energy choices, and more control over when and how you use your power.

O’Blaney Rinker
O'Blaney Rinker Associates, a Manhattan-based lighting manufacturer representative agency, specializes in architectural lighting and provides service from schematic development through project completion and after market service. They offer a vast range of experience and knowledge across the complete spectrum of New York’s lighting design, engineering, architectural and distribution communities.

Stan Deutsch Associates
Stan Deutsch Associates, founded in 1962, is dedicated to offering specification-grade lighting products to the local design community. SDA offers quality lighting solutions to commercial, retail, hospitality, institutional, healthcare and educational markets. They serves the NYC, Westchester County, Rockland County and Long Island territory. Clients include architects, interior designers, electrical engineers, lighting consultants, landscape architects and electrical distributors.


LED Linear
Headquartered in Niagara Falls, New York, LED Linear USA supplies high quality linear LED lighting solutions based on flexible, reel to reel produced circuit boards. They offer a uniquely manufactured series of product families for interior and exterior lighting solutions. These products stand as proof of their strict manufacturing philosophy and allow their clients to economically realize their design goals - across all application types.

Legrand is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Our comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it the premier choice for suppliers worldwide. Legrand is actively expanding its presence in fast-growing geographical zones and market segments that include lighting controls, energy savings and home automation through a sustained stream of targeted, self-financed acquisitions and other initiatives.

Quattrobi is based on 50 years of full commitment and dedication to the world of lighting technology. They provide products found in the purity of forms, high lighting performance, and ease of installation. Looking to the future, they anticipate market needs: High technology, innovative design, high functionality. Quattrobi assists customers at any stage - from design to commissioning. They offer a wide range of products, but also business opportunities for their customers through high quality standard and customized designs.


Aion LED
Aion LED products are designed, engineered, & assembled in Northern California for the high-end international market. As an active member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Aion LED made its name as an innovator and industry leader in cutting-edge linear LED lighting solutions. Specialties: Architectural Lighting, Custom Linear LED, Cove Lighting, Cabinet Lighting

Axis Lighting
Founded in 1991 and still family-owned and managed, Axis Lighting has grown to be an important source for architectural lighting across North America. The company, located in Montreal, Canada, operates a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility with on-site design, engineering, and marketing staff. Their focus is on architecturally sensitive, high-performance, energy-effective luminaires for general, ambient, task, and architectural applications in commercial and institutional spaces. The company’s capabilities span the design, engineering, and manufacture of surface, pendant, and recessed luminaire systems. These products use both fluorescent and LED sources and incorporate integrated controls options.


FC-SSL Lighting

FC Lighting and Solid State Luminaires is a U.S. commercial lighting manufacturing company located in the greater Chicagoland area. Bruce Bukas, Chief Executive Officer and company visionary originated FC Lighting in Chicago IL, in 1982 and grew the company to a US commercial lighting manufacturer presently located in St. Charles IL. Solid State Luminaires was introduced in 2006 with a focus on linear LED. His vision was, and still is, to have the capability to produce high quality architectural and specification grade lighting products, and provide them to our industry channels at the best value.



Defining Precision
Aculux precision luminaires have a well-deserved reputation for quality and innovation in the world of architectural lighting. With patented precision aiming and adjustment features, light can be directed precisely as desired. Artwork, architectural features, or merchandise displays can be presented with unprecedented depth and sparkle, while adding an extra touch of elegance to residential, retail boutiques and high-end commercial interiors.


Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity employs 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.​

ESP Prosearch

ESP PROSEARCH is a Retained Executive Search Firm dedicated to disruptive technologies and focused on the LED Lighting, Controls, and Internet of Things (IoT) Industries. With our proprietary search methodology, we seek out and identify the best and brightest minds with search services offered throughout the world.​

Lighting By Gregory

LBG is a leader in the retail lighting industry and the nation’s premier distributor of designer lighting and fans. From the contemporary design of Lightolier and Artemide, to the traditional style of Murray Feiss and The Minka Group, to the trend-setting, monorail systems of Tech Lighting, LBG covers the needs of any space, commercial or residential, on any budget. They provide architects, contractors, interior designers, and home owners the service and selection they need in decorating their space. They are located in the heart of the lighting district in New York City and is one of the oldest lighting companies.


Rosco’s Architectural Lighting delivers an outstanding array of product options to perfectly light any project. From our slim-profile Custom LitePads, to our Image Spot LED gobo projector, to our family of ultra-bright compact Cubes, we have the products you need to solve the demands of your architectural endeavors. Designed with outstanding quality, ingenuity, and a focus on stylish utility that performs brilliantly no matter the setting, every one of Rosco’s lighting solutions is born from the same commitment the company’s founder had when he began offering lighting solutions to the theaters of Broadway over 100 years ago. Rosco’s spirit of continuous innovation has been a driving force behind the company’s longevity and Rosco’s dedication to its customers remains the foundation for its success.


Architect’s Newspaper

The Architect’s Newspaper delivers news and inside reports to architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, developers, contractors, and others who are passionate about the built urban environment. With daily high-quality news updates and in-depth on our website, newsletters, and a monthly print newspaper, we have all the news you want, in all the ways you want to get it.

Architectural Products

Architectural Products is a publication solely focused on providing product and product application information to architects, designers and product specifiers involved in commercial and institutional building design.

Architectural Record

For 125 years, Architectural Record has provided the architecture and design community with in-depth stories on projects, trends, and architectural technology; thorough coverage of products, news, and books; and commentary, criticism, and interviews with and from leaders in the field. supplements the monthly magazine with additional slideshows and multimedia, expanded credits and specifications for projects, monthly web-only features, archival materials, daily news headlines, and access to continuing education credit registration.

Architectural SSL

Architectural SSL magazine is focused on the development, application, specification and design merit of LEDs and solid-state lighting throughout the built environment.


AZURE is an award-winning magazine with a focus on contemporary architecture and design. Since its launch in 1985, it has earned a global reputation for excellence. Its international perspective and multidisciplinary coverage – which puts architecture, interiors, products, landscapes and urbanism together in a real-world scenario – make it distinct from any other publication available on newsstands.

Designer Pages

Designers find products through a variety of channels and outlets: from trade shows to editorial and product search platforms. Designer Pages’ presence at each of these touch points creates an ecosystem for design professionals and manufacturers to interact. The core user base consists of design professionals in commercial interiors, with the reach extending to design enthusiasts and firms’ clients.

Edison Report

EdisonReport is the leading site for news and information for the lighting industry in North America. EdisonReport has been operated since its inception in 1999 by Randy Reid.

EnergyWatch: Your Window on the Electrical Industry

EnergyWatch is a comprehensive knowledge, product and news resource for the North American electrical industry’s manufacturers, distributors, energy service companies (ESCOs), contractors and facility professionals.

Energy efficiency and energy management have strongly emerged as mainstream facility and financial strategies for reducing energy costs and generating significant bottom line ROI. There is tremendous growth potential for the technologies and the companies at the forefront of the energy management market.

You can learn about those companies, their products and services on EnergyWatch, your resource for information and news on the trends and best practices in the electrical industry.

enLightenment Magazine

enLIGHTenment Magazine, published by Bravo Business Media, is the lighting content leader for the decorative lighting industry.

LEDs Magazine

LEDs Magazine is the leading information resource for the global LED community, serving tens of thousands of readers that specify, design and manufacture LED-based products for a wide range of end-use applications, particularly solid-state lighting.

LEDs Magazine is part of the LEDs & Lighting media group, the world’s leading media resource focused on the LED and lighting industry, along with the Strategies in Light conference portfolio, The LED Show, and the market research company Strategies Unlimited.

Light Directory

Professional lighting product and news source dedicated to the professional lighting industry. New Lighting Products, Job Postings, Lighting Events, Manufacturers, Buy Lighting Online.

Lighting Magazine

Lighting Magazine reflects on progression, recognizing that the architects and professional lighting designers who form its core readership are looking for more than a catalogue of case studies and products. Practitioners and architects need both innovation and inspiration. We look to the past and to the future to find that insight, unearthing both old wisdom and fresh thinking, bringing a new depth of understanding to this most important aspect of design.


LightNOW has been providing news and opinion to the lighting industry for nearly eight years. Check in daily to see new posts by Craig DiLouie and other experts in the lighting field including consultants and lighting designers. If you can’t check in every day, be sure to subscribe to the free LightNOW monthy newsletter.

Light Search is an efficient, straightforward and powerful search tool designed for the Lighting Trade. An essential on-line resource for Lighting Professionals since 1996, Lightsearch delivers rapid access to information on over 6,000 lighting manufacturers and their products.

Net Zero Buildings

Net Zero Buildings magazine exists to help owners and architects come to terms with the zero-energy paradigm in the commercial/institutional building industry by offering practical applications, strategies and product offerings that assist in successful project results.


SNAP is a resource for architects and designers who are in the process of specifying products or collecting materials for their resource library. The easy-to-read layout and informative editorial emphasize how building products and services shape projects, making SNAP a great environment for manufacturers to feature their advertisements.


40under40 North America

A new generation of lighting design talent is emerging. It’s more driven, diverse, collaborative, curious, tech-savvy and passionate than ever. And it’s questioning how things are done. Armed with the unparalleled breadth of technology and able to instantly draw on unlimited inspiration, these millennials are raising the bar on the creativity and quality of projects across the world. To recognize and celebrate this cohort, 40 North American young lighting designers are selected as representatives of this new generation and ambassadors for their industry. All are outstanding young people with much to contribute.

Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section

The IESNYC is a volunteer professional membership organization comprised of individuals who share a mutual appreciation for and fascination with all things lighting. They are dedicated to promoting both the art and science of illumination to their members, to other professional organizations, to the industry, and to the public through inspiring events, informative programs, educational series, and great networking opportunities.

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID)

New York School of Interior Design prepares aspiring interior designers and working professionals to be leaders in the field by providing a focused and immersive interior design education drawing upon expert faculty, innovative approaches, and close industry relationships. NYSID is a global leader in interior design education, impacting the profession through innovative curricula and strategic collaborations, with graduates placed in positions of influence around the world.