Organisers unveil line-up for next month's lighting event

Organisers of next month's LuxLive Middle East 2016 in Abu Dhabi have unveiled their plans for the spectacular event about lighting.

The eagerly-anticipated two-day exhibition and conference is set to bring together the leading lighting brands, specifiers and key decision makers from across the Middle East.

It features over 50 big-name brands – including iGuzzini, Erco, Trilux, Schreder, Lumenpulse, Fagerhult, Lutron, Leviton, Regent, Tridonic and Cree – and a comprehensive educational programme with talks, presentations and live debates across two arenas. 

Included is a glittering free-to-attend awards event which celebrates and rewards excellence in lighting design.

Some 3,000 specifiers, contractors and clients from across the GCC are expected to descend on the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 13 April and Thursday 14 April for LuxLive. ‘There’s a revolution happening in lighting right now,’  says organiser Ray Molony, one of a team of lighting professionals behind the show. ‘LEDs and smart controls are opening up lots of exciting possibilities to do things that we never thought possible. 

‘Today’s lighting equipment is unrecognisable compared to just a few years ago, so we’re really excited to bring this technology and great designs to the specification community in the region.’

Products on show include the famous Coelux artificial skylight which has been featured in the New York Times, the Daily Mail and Wired magazine. It mimics natural light to make you believe you’re under a bright sunny day and with nanotechnology, it even recreates the scattering that turns the sky blue. Expect to be amazed.

Also on show is the world’s most efficient light fitting, the Veko industrial fitting, which has 180 luminaire lumens per watt and the multi award-winning iGuzzini Trick, a fixture that emits a bright blade of light in 360 degrees.

Globally recognised speakers at the event include lighting designers Sally Storey, Michael Grubb and Courtney Mark, Architect Ashutosh Jha of MSCEB will present on how to handle daylight to cut energy, create great space and achieve onerous building codes. Etihad Energy Services CEO Stephane le Gentil will give a keynote presentation at how his organisation is helping industry and government execute major LED lighting retrofits involving thousands of luminaires. LuxLive Middle East will be opened by His Excellency Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy.

  • LuxLive Middle East 2016 takes place on Wednesday 13 April and Thursday 14 April at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Entry is free if you pre-register at www.luxlive.ae