Boston Lights 2016 is nearing, and I can't wait !

Boston Lights 2016 is nearing, and I can't wait! As DLF-NE President from 2013-2015, I was very proud to see the event continue to evolve and grow in response to our vibrant lighting community here in Boston. Our Boston Lights team did an outstanding job of attracting the top lighting manufacturers in the industry to display their newest products to New England designers and specifiers. 

 It was no surprise to see Boston Lights 2014 featuring nearly all LED lighting - a true reflection of how this light source has transformed our industry. There were so many new and evolving innovations in LED lighting, from high color rendering sources perfect for art, retail and hospitality applications... to big advances in dimming, including dim to warm options and smooth dimming down to "off". Fixture profiles keep getting smaller and smaller, while light output keeps getting higher and higher. 

Boston Lights 2014 again featured a series of excellent seminars from top-notch speakers gathered from around the globe. We were delighted have Keith Bradshaw from the internationally acclaimed and award-winning lighting design firm, Spiers+Major, travel from his Glasgow and London-based practice to present a follow up to his very successful 2012 presentation. While the 2012 presentation featured the "why" of Spiers+Major's work, revealing the passion that is the foundation of their creativity, his 2014 presentation focused on the "how", providing an intriguing view into their process and innovative solutions. It was truly inspiring to the sold-out crowd.

 Boston Lights 2016 will undoubtedly raise the bar once again! We are excited to return to the original location of our first expo, the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Their modern and beautiful ballroom will allow us to further expand to 130 lighting manufacturers on display, and some absolutely amazing speakers are slated for our seminar series, allowing designers to earn valuable CEU credits while simultaneously seeing the latest in lighting technology and trends. We hope you will join us!

 -Carrie Hawley

DLF-NE President 2013-2015


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