Lovers of Light Game Show to be Held During ArchLIGHT Summit to benefit IALD Education Trust

DALLAS– ArchLIGHT Summit, the lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities, has announced event details for the Lovers of Light interactive game show being held on the event’s Light Bites stage at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19.

Lovers of Light, a popular team game show comprised of some of the industry’s leading designers squaring off to debate lighting topics, will overlap and co-locate with a Happy Hour, which starts at 5 p.m. on the ArchLIGHT Summit show floor and is sponsored by Casambi.

Lovers of Light will be hosted by lighting industry veterans Ron Steen and Dave Young (ETC). The hosts will pose a variety of debate topics and questions to the contestants for them to debate in a fun and entertaining format.  The six contestants that consist of manufacturers, designers and sales representatives will debate both pro and con sides of 6 topics relating to the lighting industry. Typical topics include: Light and Health – the new future of lighting or still too early; Dark Sky – Do dark sky design requirements create a better outdoor design; credentials – do they matter?

Attendees are invited to listen and participate in the game show, which will provide insight into key business and technical topics relating to the lighting industry. The fun debate will help the audience form opinions on technology related to products and specifications and develop strategies to help grow their business. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in the debate by voting and or commenting on the debate topics.

ArchLIGHT Summit Lovers of Light Contestants include:

  • Ed Bartholomew, Principal of Bartholomew Lighting, a black-owned design consultancy based in Cambridge, MA.
  • Katheryn Czub, Senior Associate and Studio Leader at Fisher Marantz Stone’s Austin office, with over a decade of experience in architectural lighting design
  • Tony Esposito, Founder and Head Research Scientist of Lighting Research Solutions, a lighting consultancy providing services in research, education, and development.
  • Billy Hodges, founder and president of Digital Filaments, and founder of the American Association of Independent Lighting Agents (AAILA)
  • Jill Klores, Principal, Senior Lighting Designer, and founding partner of Essential Light Design Studio
  • Devin Wall, President of Louvers International, and Board Member of the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD)
  • Emcees:
    • Ron Steen
    • Dave Young, Western Architectural Regional Manager, ETC

Lovers of Light is being held during ArchLIGHT Summit as a benefit to support the IALD Education Trust, a not-for-profit charitable educational organization that provides direct support to educators and students for the purpose of promoting the study of architectural lighting design. Event sponsors include Casambi and ETC and individual contributions can be made to the Trust on-site during the event. All ArchLIGHT Summit participants are welcome to enjoy food, open bar, prizes and frivolity of this event.

In addition to Lovers of Light, ArchLIGHT Summit attendees will have access to more than 25 seminars, discussions, and events offering timely and accredited sessions for lighting solutions, trends, and standards, but also addressing agency dynamics, diversity and inclusion, workplace evolution, and allyship. There will also be plenty of networking and celebrating. Access to the ArchLIGHT Summit show floor and all hospitality events is complimentary, and a $50 flat fee will allow attendees access to all education sessions.

ArchLIGHT Summit, taking place September 19-20, 2023, will welcome attendees to review new technologies, network, and attend a wide range of CEUs from lighting and design/build thought leaders. The full list of speakers and schedule is now available at

For the second year in a row, the September 19-20 ArchLIGHT Summit will overlap and co-locate with NAILD’s annual Convention, scheduled for September 17-19, as well as Dallas Design Week, September 19-21, which welcomes hundreds of interior designers.

A current list of Association Partners for the 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit includes: American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter, American Lighting Association, Illuminating Engineering Society Dallas section, Light Justice, International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust, Lighting Controls Association, National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD), National Lighting Bureau, North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers, and Women in Lighting + Design international and local chapters.

Media Partners for the 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit include: Arc; ARCHITECT; Architectural Products; Architectural SSL; Commercial Construction & Renovation; Designing Lighting; Designer Pages; Edison Report; Energy Watch News; Furniture Lighting & Décor; “Get a Grip on Lighting” Podcast; Inside.Lighting; Light Director; LightNow News; US Lighting Trends and The Lighting Exchange.

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For information on Dallas Market Center, visit our website. In addition to hosting ArchLIGHT Summit, Dallas Market Center hosts Lightovation, the largest residential lighting show in North America. The next edition will take place January 10-14, 2024. Keep up-to-date on information about that event by following the Lightovation Facebook page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group.


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