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Kichler’s Trends Expert Jeff Dross to Give Three Presentations and Participate in KBIS Voices from the Industry Talk During Design & Construction Week

Jan 31, 2014

Jeff Dross, director of education and industry trends at Kichler and a leader in the lighting industry, will be participating in the KBIS Voices from the Industry Talk as well as giving three in-booth presentations to attendees of the 2014 Design & Construction Week. From LED tape lighting to and kitchen and bath trends, Dross will cover the latest in lighting for designers, builders and media alike. Complete details on each presentation are below.

IBS Exhibitor Floor Forum
Title: Kitchen and Bath Lighting Trends
Location: Kichler IBS Booth #C5837
Dates/Times: Tuesday, Feb. 4: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 6: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“Design” as we know it is really a transition of continual changes. We’ll discuss upcoming design trends and the response in lighting design.

Advances in LED technology bring a number of changes too. We’ll discuss today’s best practices and show where LED can be integrated seamlessly with older technologies.

Title: IBS Educational Session: The “L” Word – It’s Note What You Think
Location: South 227
Dates/Times: Thursday, Feb. 6: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Presented in conjunction with Martin van Koolbergen, partner with architectural lighting firm Kaplan Gehring McCarroll, Dross will cover three main reasons designers and homebuilders should choose LEDs: for energy-efficiency, to take advantage of size and direction of a light source and for a greater color selection.

KBIS Exhibitor CEU Programs*
Title: Kitchen and Bath Lighting Trends
Location: Kichler IBS Booth #C5837
Dates/Times: Tuesday, Feb. 4: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 6: 2:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Hear the latest in trends in kitchen and bath lighting, from architectural changes to technological trends, Dross will cover the biggest developments in 2014 and beyond. This program is an ideal alternative for attendees who are unable to attend the KBIS Voices from the Industry Talk.
KBIS Voices from the Industry Talk

Location: North 230, Las Vegas
Dates/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 5: 3 – 4 p.m.

Listen as Dross takes center stage with some of the top voices in the kitchen and bath industry. Dross will be discussing major trends in the industry including architectural changes in residential areas and advances in technology, as well as specific tactics designers and builders can take home and implement, like how to maximize a space with light and how to use color to advance a design. Attendees will also have the chance to take part in an audience participation activity, where Dross shows how to properly light a kitchen.

*By attending this presentation, KBIS show attendees can earn 0.1 National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) CEU credits to support NKBA certification. For more information, visit