We recently traveled to Philadelphia to take part in Lightfair 2017! For three days, we roamed the show floor to meet with our valued manufacturers and see, first-hand, their latest and greatest product solutions!
If you read our last post about LFI predictions you’re probably wondering… Is what we saw what we predicted we’d see?
The short answer is yes! As expected, the main topics were wireless controls and IoT. Tunable lighting and the effect on health and behavior was also prevalent. Most of the speaking engagements were related to these topics or focused on a specific vertical market.
One thing we did not touch on in our predictions was architectural styles. We saw some major advancements in linear, extruded, suspended and recessed styles. The competitive landscape has expanded in this category and it seems as if the next best architectural concept coupled with performance, service, and value is being well received in the marketplace.
So, what are we keeping our eye on with more to come in 2017?
Everyone jumped on a slightly different wireless controls bandwagon than we expected. It will be interesting to see just how each company’s different interpretation comes together to form a common ground. Stay tuned. We’ll be covering this evolution on our blog throughout the year!