Introducing LiGHT 22 – a high-end dedicated lighting event

11th November 2021

(UK) – [d]arc media launches LiGHT 22 – the UK’s only dedicated lighting trade show.

Building on the success of the highly-regarded ARC Show, which ran from 2004 – 2009, LiGHT 22 is a lighting exhibition for specifiers and designers, brought to you by [d]arc media, publishers of arc and darc magazines, and the team behind the incredibly popular [d]arc awards and [d]arc sessions.

Held on 22 & 23 November 2022, at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, LiGHT will revive the lighting design and specification exhibition that has been lacking for too long. High-end lighting manufacturers will exhibit their latest product collections alongside a two-day talks programme and late-night drinks event.

[d]arc media Managing Director Paul James said of the new event: “I am very excited to announce the launch of the LiGHT exhibition at the Business Design Centre next November. The lighting industry has many happy memories of The ARC Show at the BDC over a decade ago and we want to bring that spirit back to the lighting event calendar. 

“There is a new breed of lighting specifiers and suppliers that weren’t part of the industry then so didn’t have the chance to experience the event. This will bring friends, old and new, together to do business and network in a friendly, dynamic environment. I am confident that the time is right to create a boutique lighting event in a fantastic venue in London, the world hub of lighting design. I look forward to welcoming everyone there.”

Max Bull, Executive Director of Venue Sales at Business Design Centre, added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the launch of LiGHT at the BDC in November 2022. The BDC has always been regarded as the natural home for high quality design interiors events and I am confident Paul and his team’s vision will be extremely well received by the community it serves. 

“I am personally looking forward to supporting this show for many years to come and we are fully behind the organisers in wanting to create one of the most exciting launch events the UK next year.”

The UK has the second largest design industry in the world and with London experiencing a boom in design-led businesses since 2010, lighting has become a vital aspect of the design industry and process.

Of the 217 lighting design practices in the UK, over half (116) are in the Greater London area (source ILDS 2021). This is by far the biggest concentration of lighting designers in one city in the world. And that’s not to mention the thousands of interior designers and architects that are based in the UK’s capital and beyond. Most of these designers not only specify in the UK but have a significant portfolio overseas. 

LiGHT 22 caters to this ever-growing design sector and is a new offering for lighting design built on [d]arc media’s knowledge and experience of the lighting specification market.

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