LightFair International launches next week in Philadelphia, PA, with this year’s theme “The Synergy of Light in Life.” The organizers have placed the integration of connectivity and design at the forefront of this year’s conference and tradeshow, so we will see how that is demonstrated during the event.

We at LEDs Magazine have long been in discussion with industry business leaders, researchers, and solid-state lighting (SSL) experts regarding the advance of connected lighting, what options are available for bringing connectivity to SSL, as well as what remains to be implemented to launch truly smart lighting across a variety of applications and environments.

For the past three decades, Lightfair International has offered attendees the latest in lighting innovation and inspiration. This year will prove no different. Scheduled to take place May 19 to 23 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, more than 550 exhibitors and 25,000 registrants from every U.S. state and more than 80 countries are expected to participate.

So, if you’re one of the thousands of people attending the world’s largest annual commercial lighting and design trade show and conference, you won’t want to miss the following highlights. Note: The pre-conference program will take place from Sunday, May 19 to Monday, May 20, and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday, May 21 through Thursday, May 23.