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Two EV Charger Trade Shows…Where Are Lighting Manufacturers?

Two EV Charger Trade Shows…Where Are Lighting Manufacturers?

Much has been written about the numerous lighting manufacturers that have expanded into EV chargers. A few examples include: Espen Technology, Light Efficient Design, Leviton, and LEDVANCE. So what are the tradeshows for the EV charger industry? One is EV & Charging Expo 2024, held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, today and tomorrow. This show is billed as “the premier B2B event to learn from leading charging and fleet electrification experts, engage in discussions about powering the future of transportation, anticipating EV loads, and discover strategies of how other communities plan to meet their climate goals—all in one convenient location.” Show information is at EVandChargingExpo.com.

However, when you look at the exhibitor list, the only lighting manufacturer is Leviton. Where are the dozen other lighting manufacturers selling EV chargers?

The largest North American EV charger trade show is EV Charging Summit & Expo. The next edition will be March 25-27, 2025, in Las Vegas, NV. Show information is at https://evchargingsummit.com .

Although the 2024 EV Charging Summit & Expo, this past March, had 169 exhibitors, the only lighting manufacturer exhibitor was Wisconsin Lighting Lab, Inc. (WiLL). Again, where are the dozen other lighting manufacturers selling EV chargers? It will be interesting to see when the lighting manufacturers exhibit at the EV charger shows.

EV Charging Summit & Expo

Image: evchargingsummit.com

Top image: EV & Charging Expo 2024

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.

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