Lighting industry trade shows and events in 2024 

Explore the future of illumination in 2024 with our guide to the top 10 lighting conferences and trade shows.

As we start a new 2024 year, the lighting industry is buzzing with excitement. There are new ideas, eco-friendly solutions, and great innovations lighting up our world. Every year brings something different, and 2024 is no exception. To keep up with the latest trends and make our work better, it’s important to be part of industry trade shows and events. 

These events are like a guidebook, showing us what’s new and exciting. They focus on things like sustainable lighting and groundbreaking ideas. Participating in the industry shows isn’t just about watching; it’s about being part of the action and development. Talking to experts, checking out the newest stuff, and joining discussions can help light planners and designers not only stay updated but also work smarter. 

In this article we gathered the important lighting industry events happening in 2024. So, let’s dive in together and explore the bright future of lighting in 2024! 

List of top 10 lighting conferences and trade shows in 2024 with prices and dates 

Let’s unveil the key events that will define the year for light planners and designers, providing you with a curated list of conferences and trade shows that promise to be hubs of knowledge, innovation, and networking. From dates to prices, consider this your roadmap to navigating the vibrant world of lighting in 2024. 

1. Lightapalooza 

Date: February 26 – 29, 2024 

Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA 

Price: from $150 

Lightapalooza is a groundbreaking event with a focus on the lighting and custom integration industry. With the exhibition floor buzzing with activity and educational offerings expanding to an impressive 30 hours, Lightapalooza firmly established itself as a leading hub for specialized lighting solutions. This year, Lightapalooza promises to host nearly 50 exhibitors, reflecting its growing reputation as a must-attend lighting industry hub. The exhibit floor is undergoing a substantial transformation, nearly doubling in size to 12,000 square feet of dynamic booth space, showcasing the best the industry has to offer. 

Why attend Lightapalooza? 

  • Expanded education: elevate your expertise with a leap in educational sessions, offering an impressive 70 hours of expert-led insights into the latest trends, techniques, and innovations in lighting design. 
  • Growing exhibitor showcase: anticipate nearly 50 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and technologies. 
  • Industry unity: initiated by the Home Technology Specialists of America, Lightapalooza continues its commitment to ‘Industry Unity,’ inviting organizations in the CI space and lighting community stakeholders to collectively advance the light industry. 
2. Light + Building 2024 

Date: March 3 – 8, 2024 

Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

Price: €22 – €61; Price for exhibitors can be found here

Light + Building 2024 is the hub of innovation in the lighting and building services technology sectors. This event brings together light professionals, designers, and industry leaders for an unparalleled experience. Light + Building remains a must-attend event for those seeking to stay at the forefront of lighting and building services technology.  

Why attend Light + Building 2024? 

  • Technological showcase: immerse yourself in a technological extravaganza as Light + Building unveils the latest trends and products in lighting, electrical engineering, home and building automation, and more. 
  • Expert-led symposiums: elevate your understanding with expert-led symposiums covering diverse topics such as sustainable lighting, smart building solutions, and future trends.  
  • Sustainability in focus: discover the latest advancements in sustainable technologies. With a growing emphasis on eco-friendly solutions, Light + Building is a key player in shaping the industry’s commitment to a greener future. 

Metaroom’s team will attend Light + Building event in 2024 too! Join us in Frankfurt for an enlightening experience where innovation takes center stage. Book a meeting with our team to talk about innovative solutions for light planning and design!  

3. Lighting Fair Japan 

Date: March 12 – 15, 2024 

Location: Tokyo, Japan 

Price: ¥3,000 

Lighting Fair stands as one of Japan’s premier comprehensive lighting exhibitions, showcasing an extensive range of the latest lighting products pivotal in creating comfortable, secure, and highly convenient illuminated environments. The event also highlights cutting-edge control systems and measuring equipment aimed at enhancing lighting performance. This exhibition provides a highly effective platform for seizing business opportunities in the dynamic Japanese lighting industry! 

Why attend Lighting Fair in Japan? 

  • Cutting-edge lighting products: get to know the latest innovations in lighting technology from East Asia.  
  • Measuring equipment excellence: witness the latest in measuring equipment aimed at improving lighting performance. The fair will showcase state-of-the-art tools designed to measure and optimize lighting conditions for maximum efficiency. 
  • Comfort, safety, and convenience: experience the integration of lighting solutions that prioritize comfort, safety, and convenience. Lighting Fair Japan 2024 is dedicated to presenting products that contribute to creating environments that are not only well-lit but also enhance the overall well-being of occupants. 
4. Guzhen International Lighting Fair 

Date: March 18 – 21, 2024 

Location: Zhongshan, Guangdong, China 

Price: free 

The 30th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair unveils cutting-edge technologies, products, and ideas gathered from across the globe. In this year’s edition, the event introduces innovative elements like smart lighting experiences, new energy applications, and the fusion of home goods into the industry landscape. This marks the fair as a specialized, market-oriented, and internationally focused industry event. 

Why attend Guzhen International Lighting Fair? 

  • Innovative lighting solutions: engage yourself in the forefront of lighting technology with a curated showcase of the latest innovations and solutions.  
  • Networking brilliance: connect with industry professionals, designers, and manufacturers from Asian region.  
  • Emphasis on sustainability: explore the latest advancements in sustainable lighting technologies. With a growing emphasis on eco-friendly solutions, Guzhen International Lighting Fair is at the forefront of promoting designs that seamlessly combine technological brilliance with environmental consciousness. 
5. LEDucation 2024 

Date: March 19 – 20, 2024 

Location: New York, USA 

Price: $30 – $125 

LEDucation 2024 can be called the world’s biggest lighting conference and trade show that offers a comprehensive showcase of the latest advancements in lighting design. Renowned as a premier event for professionals and enthusiasts alike, LEDucation is dedicated to exploring the forefront of LED lighting innovation with over 400 exhibitors and 49 conference sessions.  

Why attend LEDucation? 

  • Cutting-edge LED technologies: immerse yourself in the forefront of LED lighting with a showcase of the latest technologies and solutions. LEDucation’s exhibition floor is set to feature the most innovative products and advancements in LED lighting design. 
  • Expert-led seminars: elevate your understanding with expert-led seminars covering a spectrum of topics, including energy-efficient lighting, smart lighting solutions, and design trends. LEDucation provides a platform for attendees to delve into the intricacies of LED lighting technology. 
  • Networking opportunities: connect with lighting professionals, designers, and manufacturers. LEDucation is not just an exhibition; it’s a global networking hub, fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas within the vibrant LED lighting community. 
6. Light-Tech Expo  

Date: May 9 – 11, 2024 

Location: Warsaw, Poland 

Price: free 

Light-Tech Expo is an international lighting trade fair for leading companies, technical experts and practitioners from Poland and the entire Central and Eastern European region.  With 7000+ industry visitors and 110+ exhibitors, Light-Tech Expo is a place where innovation meets practical demand, and the potential of the industry is exploited to the maximum. 

Why attend the Light-Tech Expo? 

  • Diverse exhibitor profiles: get to know the latest innovative lighting products from a variety of manufactures. 
  • Networking: connect with industry professionals, designers, and manufacturers. Light-Tech Expo is a global networking hub, fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas within the vibrant lighting community. 
  • Product showcases: be among the first to witness new product launches and design showcases. Light-Tech Expo is the stage for unveiling innovations that will shape the future of lighting applications. 
7. LED Expo Mumbai 2024 

Date: May 9 – 11, 2024 

Location: Mumbai, India 

Price: tbd. Booth booking is available here.  

LED Expo Mumbai is India’s only exhibition that covers the entire value chain of the LED industry. This expo show features 200+ exhibitors and 3000+ cutting-edge lighting brands. LED Expo Mumbai attracts professionals, manufacturers, and enthusiasts for a comprehensive exploration of the dynamic world of LED illumination with 7 diverse product categories: 

  1. LEDs / LED Products / LED Lighting Products 
  1. LED Components / LED Chips, Accessories & Raw Materials 
  1. LED Signage & Displays 
  1. LED Manufacturing Equipment / Machinery/ Fixtures & Allied Products 
  1. LED Applications & Lighting 
  1. Solar-powered LED lighting products & solutions 
  1. Research & Testing Equipment 

Why attend LED Expo Mumbai 2024? 

  • Cutting-edge LED technologies: immerse yourself in the cutting-edge world of LED lighting with a showcase of the latest technologies and solutions.  
  • Networking opportunities: connect with light industry professionals, designers, and manufacturers from India.  
  • Product launches and showcases: LED Expo Mumbai is the stage for unveiling innovations that will shape the future of LED lighting applications. 
8. ILP Annual Professional Lighting Summit 

Date: June 18 – 19, 2024 

Location: London, UK 

Price: exclusive participation only for members of the Institution of Lighting Professionals. Information about membership can be found here

The ILP Centenary Lighting Summit 2024 recognizes as a pinnacle event in the UK lighting industry, this summit brings together professionals, designers, and thought leaders for a comprehensive exploration of the latest lighting innovations. Please keep in mind that this event hosted by the Institution of Lighting Professionals and participation only possible with an active membership.  

Why attend ILP Centenary Lighting Summit? 

  • Comprehensive lighting insights: immerse yourself in a wealth of lighting insights, trends, and technologies. The ILP Summit’s program is designed to offer a comprehensive overview of the current state and future projections of the lighting industry. 
  • Expert sessions and workshops: elevate your expertise with expert-led sessions and workshops covering a diverse range of topics, from architectural lighting design to advancements in smart lighting solutions.  
  • Showcasing innovations: be at the forefront of lighting innovations with showcases and exhibitions from leading industry players. 
9. Light! Design Expo 

Date: June 20, 2024 

Location: San Francisco, USA 

Price: free 

Light! Design Expo 2024 promises to be a must-attend event for light professionals, offering a unique blend of innovation, education, and networking. This event gathers the design and construction community including lighting designers, architects, interior designers, engineers, construction firms, building owners, facilities and maintenance teams, school districts, municipalities, real estate developers and more. If you are looking for a chance not only to connect with peers from the light industry, but also to experience the latest in the most innovative architectural and decorative lighting products, then Light! Design Expo is just for you! 

Why attend Light! Design Expo? 

  • Knowledge illuminated in free seminars: expand your horizons with a series of four free seminars, each accredited by AIA/LU, IDECEC/CEU, and/or IES/CEU. These seminars, hosted in a spacious 3000 sq. ft. area, are an opportunity for continued education. 
  • Inspiration from local projects: explore graphic images of the latest local lighting projects, showcasing the collaborative efforts of the Bay Area’s designers and manufacturers. 
  • Audience & attendance: open to all, the event anticipates a diverse audience of over 1000 attendees from the design and specification community.  
10. LiGHT24 

Date: November 20– 21, 2024 

Location: London, UK 

Price: tbd. 

LiGHT24 is UK’s only dedicated exhibition for lighting specification. However, this event is not just an exhibition; it’s a journey into the cutting-edge world of lighting, attracting professionals, designers, and enthusiasts for an immersive exploration of the dynamic and innovative facets of illumination. 

Why attend LiGHT24 2024? 

  • Technological brilliance: immerse yourself in the forefront of lighting technology with a showcase of the latest innovations and solutions.  
  • Seminars and workshops: elevate your understanding with expert-led seminars and workshops covering a spectrum of topics, from smart lighting solutions to energy-efficient technologies. LiGHT24 provides a platform for attendees to delve into the intricacies of lighting technology. 
  • Product launches and showcases: be among the first to witness new product launches and design showcases. LiGHT24 is the stage for unveiling innovations that shape the future of the lighting industry. 

To conclude 

As our exploration of the lighting industry’s dynamic landscape in 2024 comes to a close, we find ourselves at the intersection of innovation and enlightenment. The top conferences and trade shows showcased in this article are not just events; they are gateways to the future of lighting. From the unveiling of cutting-edge technologies to discussions on sustainability that echo the industry’s commitment to a greener tomorrow, these gatherings offer a comprehensive view of what’s to come. 

Attend, participate, and witness the brilliance of the lighting industry unfolding in 2024. See you there!

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