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January Lightovation to Feature New Collections + Metaverse TrendHouse

The January edition of Lightovation (to be held January 10-14) at the Dallas Market Center (DMC) will feature thousands of product debuts in addition to the premiere of the Metaverse Lighting TrendHouse, numerous trend insights, and epic celebrations.

“This is the most exciting edition of Lightovation in years,” said Cindy Morris, President & CEO of DMC. “We are welcoming important new collections, new and expanding exhibitors, and our most dramatic experiences and installations to support customer business.”

Pre-registration, which is the most efficient method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at the Dallas Market Center website.

The Premiere of the Metaverse TrendHouse

Topping the show experience is the world premiere of the Lightovation Metaverse TrendHouse, an immersive activation on the 3rd floor of the Trade Mart created in cooperation with Leslie Carothers of Savour Partnership, rendering artist and residential designer Annilee Waterman, and interior designer and retailer Shay Geyer. This groundbreaking initiative represents a significant leap forward in the realm of residential design and lighting by offering an immersive 3D innovative experience for industry professionals.

The TrendHouse will be able to be viewed by Lightovation attendees in a special exhibition kiosk both as a 3D virtual walkthrough individual experience or via the metaverse space experience, where multiple people can join in and explore together, as avatars, at the same time. Lightovation attendees will have the choice to explore both spaces wearing a virtual reality headset provided by DMC, or without one. Both the virtual walk-through and the metaverse experiences of the TrendHouse will be virtual representations of a fully furnished and curated home, meticulously designed to showcase the latest trends in lighting, home décor, and technology that reflect the 2024 Lightovation Trend Report, curated by global trend forecaster Patti Carpenter and presented by Furniture Lighting & Decor magazine for the show. Coffee will be served in the TrendHouse at 10:00 AM Wednesday through Friday.

New Exhibitors, Relocations & Expansions

Among the new exhibitor showrooms at Lightovation are: Lib&Co (TM 3519), which offers unique and modern designs and SDQStaunch Lighting (TM 4331), showcasing innovative LED fixtures.

Inside the shared SPECTRUM (TM 4432) showroom, new exhibitors include Aventura Lighting, LUMpure Lighting, Montclair Lighting Works, Living Lights, PureEdge Lighting, Premiere Luminaire, and Titanium Technologie. There are also new spaces within SPECTRUM for Lit Living, XO Logic, SPECTRA Marketing Group, and Windward Software. Meanwhile, Millenium Lighting has relocated from SPECTRUM to its own showroom (TM 3664). 

Vaxcel International has moved to a new showroom location (TM 3907), as did smart ceiling fan and lighting manufacturer Carro USA (TM 3939).

In addition, EGLO has expanded its showroom (TM 4916) by nearly 2,000 square feet, and Eurofase (TM 4002) has undergone major renovations that include a new entrance.

Returning for the second year, the International Pavilion (TM 4909) showcases lighting manufacturers from around the world. New in January is Abilux, representing several lighting design brands from Brazil which range from contemporary to industrial including exemplars in sustainability Audax, Celera, Conex, FASA, Lalux, Madelustre, Omega, and PDLed. London’s Buster + Punch will also showcase its collections of lighting, cabinetry hardware, and accessories.                    

Product Highlights

Among the exciting product introductions and events taking place during Lightovation, Hunter Fan Co. (TM 3135) will debut seven lighting collections and a ceiling fan collection in collaboration with Jasmine Roth of “Hidden Potential” and “Help! I’ve Wrecked My House!” Studio M Lighting of Maxim Group Companies (TM 3901,3905) will unveil its second collection of innovative, upscale lighting fixtures with designer Nina Magnon. Dann Foley, interior designer and product designer of Dann Foley Lifestyle, will reveal his new portable lamp line with Minka Group (TM 4103), and Savoy House (TM 4901) will release its  new collection of lighting with interior designer and HGTV personality Breegan Jane.

Noteworthy Events

Among the exhibitor activities happening in January are Savoy House (TM 4901) hosting a book signing with Breegan Jane during the week; Minka Group (TM 4103) hosting a panel discussion: Designing for Tomorrow: Staying Ahead of Trends, Innovation and Lifestyle to Anticipate What Tomorrow’s Client Will Want on January 11 at 4 p.m. featuring designers Robin Baron and Dann Foley together with global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter and moderated by Courtney Porter, editor-in-chief of Design News Now. Eurofase (TM 4002) will be hosting the ALA Women in Lighting Reception on January 10, to be followed by its Bourbon & BBQ event, and Progress Lighting (TM 3840) will be hosting the ALA Young Executives Reception on January 11.

Exhibitors celebrating anniversaries include: Innovations Lighting (TM 4909) marking its 10th anniversary; WAC Lighting (TM 3101) celebrating its 40th anniversary; Hubbardton Forge (TM 3725), marking its 50th anniversary, and both James Moder Crystal Chandelier Inc. (WTC 303-5), and Justice Design Group (TM 3941) are celebrating 60 years of business.

2024 Lightovation Trend Report Debuts

The Lightovation 2024 Trend Report, encompassing major trends in home décor, architecture, building and remodeling and how they will impact lighting, will be available at the show. The printed report, curated by global trend forecaster Patti Carpenter and presented by Furniture Lighting and Décor  magazine, is available in print at the show as well as digitally on the website. To support the report and the use of it in the Lightovation Metaverse TrendHouse, award-winning trend ambassador Patti Carpenter will present the trends from the report on Wednesday, January 10, at 2 pm in the SMART Center.

The Lighting Opening Night Party

On Wednesday evening, beginning at 6:00 p.m., Dallas Market Center and Lightovation exhibitors will host the opening night party on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Trade Mart. Attendees can mix and mingle as they walk the floors enjoying live music, bars, light bites, photo ops, and giveaways.

Seminars & Special Events

Each day at 9am, the Lightovation Scoop provides an introduction to the show. Meet at the Koi Pond in the Trade Mart. In addition, every day the Lightovation Metaverse TrendHouse Experience will be open on the 3rd floor of the Trade Mart.

ALA seminars are complimentary, but require registration via the ALA website.

Wednesday, January 10

11:00 AM, SMART Center (TM 4826): Technology 101 in the Lighting Industry

Join us for a conversation about technology and how it fits into the progressing and evolving lighting industry. Listen as our speakers discuss topics including where the industry is going with incorporating technology in their businesses and new advances in lighting goods.

2:00 PM, 4th floor Trade Mart Elevator Lobby: 2024 Lightovation Trend Report by Patti Carpenter Excited to learn about 2024’s hottest lighting trends? Join Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter, of Carpenter+Company as she reveals lighting trends we will see and want in 2024. Patti is author of the 2024 Lighting Trend Report.

3:00 PM, 4th floor Trade Mart Elevator Lobby: 2024 Lighting Trend Tour With Patti Carpenter

Attendees who have done a deep dive with Patti Carpenter during her 2024 Lighting Trend Report presentation at 2pm can now get their steps in and see the trends IRL in Lightovation showrooms and meet key contacts in each showroom.

5:00 PM, Eurofase (TM 4002): Women in Lighting Reception

On the heels of celebrating its fifth anniversary, the ALA Women in Lighting (WIL) Committee will host its popular networking reception, open to all.

6:00 PM, Trade Mart 3rd and 4th Floors: Lightovation Opening Night Party

Attendees can mix and mingle as they walk the floors enjoying live music, bars, light bites, photo ops, and giveaways!

Thursday, January 11

11:00 AM, SMART Center (TM 4826): ALA Seminar—Residential Lighting Controls: The Case for Design

Instructor Clifton Stanley Lemon, IES, invites you to a two-part discussion of what you need to know about lighting controls and shows how to approach designing practical, code-compliant, and feasible residential lighting controls that enhance the beauty, value, and energy efficiency of residential spaces. Part 1 is an introduction to the design principles of lighting controls, common terminology, what is important and why, and guidance on how to discuss lighting controls in meetings


2:00 PM, SMART Center (TM 4826): ALA Seminar—How Do I Dim My Lights? Designing for Modern Residential Lighting Controls Solutions

Instructor: Webster Marsh, CLCP, Owner, Penumbra Controls

This is the second of a two-part talk on what you need to know about lighting controls and shows you how to approach designing practical, code-compliant, and feasible residential lighting controls that enhance the beauty, value, and energy efficiency of residential spaces. Part 2 expands upon Part 1 as a more in-depth review of lighting control documentation, and terminology. This part also reviews how to select and design a lighting control system.

5:00 PM, Progress Lighting (TM 3840): ALA Young Executives Cheers with Peers

5:30 PM, WTC 10 Atrium: ARTS Awards Preview Party

Join us on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center to celebrate the finalists of the 34th ARTS Awards! Enjoy complimentary drinks and lite bites while admiring the beautiful home accents product by the ARTS Awards Product Designer and Manufacturing finalists.

Friday, January 12

1:00 PM, The Gallery (IHDC 1D202): Style Eyes Trend Panel & Party

Join us for a panel discussing the hottest lighting, gift, home, and design trends with our Lightovation and Total Home + Gift Style Eyes team.

6:00 PM, Hilton Anatole Hotel: The 34th Annual ARTS Awards Gala

Celebrate with fellow home and lighting professionals at the 34th Annual Arts Awards Gala, the premier awards program in the U.S. honoring top manufacturers, retailers, designers and sales representatives.

Additional hospitalities, networking events, seminars and panels, and celebrations can be found on Dallas Market Center’s website, including opportunities to explore the concurrent Total Home & Gift Market (January 10-16). The reimagined Total Home & Gift Market Temps (open January 10-14) include home décor neighborhoods on WTC 10 and in Market Hall.

Interior Designer Preview Day

On Tuesday, January 9, an Interior Designer Preview Day will take place for Lightovation. Participating showrooms will be open for a sneak peek by the interior design community and special programming will take place including a Trend Tour from trend expert Patti Carpenter, a panel discussion on technology and interior design, and a reception celebrating the Lightovation Metaverse TrendHouse. Details are available on the Dallas Market Center website.

Style Eyes Trendspotting

Interior designer, products designer, and lifestyle expert Dann Foley of Dann Foley Lifestyle will serve as the official Style Eyes trendspotter discovering new products at Lightovation. The Style Eyes program leverages the knowledge and taste making skills of social media influencers for their insights and discoveries. Dann will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the lighting marketplace. Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes.

34th ARTS Awards

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, will hold the 34th ARTS Awards on Friday, January 12 at the Hilton Anatole hotel, hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. The ARTS Awards will include category awards as well as a special Academy of Achievement honor for Maria Mullen, CEO of Hubbardton Forge; the Legendary Leadership Award to Karen McNeill of the Home Furnishings Hall of Fame; and a special HEARTS Award presented to Amir Loloi. All buyers are welcome to attend; tickets are available on the Dallas Market Center website. Ticket information is available on the Dallas Market Center website.

Spark Magazine: Winter Issue

More than 50,000 customers have received the latest issue of Spark magazine, the stylish pre-market publication highlighting trends, what’s new inside the market center, and insights from makers and influencers. The cover story is a profile of Breegan Jane, the interior designer and HGTV star who will launch a lighting collection with Savoy House in January. The biggest story in this issue and inside the marketplace is the bigger, better, reimagined Temps at Total Home & Gift Market. Also in this issue are the latest fashion accessories; holiday products; gifts for wellness; trends in lighting and home; and highlights of new and expanding showrooms across the marketplace. Finally, the magazine offers plenty of reasons to explore new restaurants around Dallas.

Other January Trade Events Additional information about the largest residential lighting show in North America as well as other January events are available on the Dallas Market Center website. Keep up with the latest developments by following the #Lightovation and #dallasmarket hashtags on social media, visiting the Lightovation Facebook Page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group on Facebook.

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