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Lightovation Lounge to Debut at KBIS 2019

Oct 23, 2018

space features education, experts & awesome VR experience

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – October 22, 2018 – The 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for
kitchen and bath design professionals, announces the debut of an exciting new
show feature, Lightovation Lounge,
an “illuminating” area
locating in the tented Salon by
KBIS when the show heads to the Las Vegas Convention
Center, February 19 – 21, 2019. 

Lightovation Lounge features
two days of lighting-focused programming by nationally-recognized lighting
designer Randall Whitehead, IALD, aka “The Lighting Doctor,” and Joe
Rey-Barreau, AIA, longtime director of Education for American Lighting
Association, and professor at the University of Kentucky, aka “The Lighting
Professor.” In addition to leading 20-minute educational sessions on a range of
timely lighting topics, the “Doctor” and the “Professor” also will host office
hours to meet individually with attendees to answer their lighting questions

are excited to bring our Lightovation Lounge to the new Salon by KBIS,” says
Laura Van Zeyl, vice president of lighting technology development &
marketing, Dallas Market Center. “The right lighting is critical to every
project, and our experts can help educate KBIS attendees about their options.”

Lounge also brings Dallas Market Center’s Lightovation
event to KBIS via a virtual reality experience that transports attendees to the
largest residential lighting show in North America. The Lounge is presented in
partnership by Dallas Market Center, the American Lighting Association and Furniture Lighting & Decor magazine.
Educational programming is sponsored by Hinkley Lighting.

is one of a number of new lighting exhibitors showing in the area surrounding
the Lightovation Lounge, including Lamps Plus. “We are thrilled to be a part of
KBIS 2019. Exhibiting alongside the Lightovation Lounge will provide a cohesive
and exciting decorative lighting experience for our guests,” says Quinn Sack,
visual merchandising manager, Hinkley Lighting.

Lightovation Lounge Programming Schedule:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – featured speaker Randall
Whitehead, IALD, “The Lighting Doctor”

9:30am –
Latest LED Light Sources

show & tell explaining different LED light bulbs and their applications.

10:00am –
11:00am – Office Hours

with Randall one-on-one.

– Lighting in Layers: Kitchens

how the four lighting layers apply to kitchen lighting.

1:00pm –
Lighting in Layers: Bathrooms

how the four lighting layers apply to bathroom lighting.

– Office Hours

3:00pm –
Kitchen Lighting Checklist

considerations in illumination when designing kitchens

3:30pm –
4:30pm – Office Hours

February 20, 2019 –
speaker Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA,“The Lighting Professor”

9:30am – Specialty and Accent
LED Lighting Applications in Kitchens and Baths

Maximize the potential of this
technology to enhance your projects.

10:00am-11:00am – Office Hours

Meet with Joe one-on-one.

11:00am – LEDs, Dimming and
Lighting Controls in Kitchens and Baths

Understand diming options and
compatibility for LED lighting.

1:00pm – Design Guidelines Using
Recessed Lighting

Optimize the most popular
category of lighting to its best advantage.

1:30pm-2:30pm – Office Hours

3:00pm – Integrated LED vs. Retrofit
LED Lighting in Kitchens and Baths

Incorporating LED can be as
simple as changing a light bulb or an entirely new approach to fixtures.

3:30pm-4:30pm – Office Hours

KBIS 2019 experience is enhanced considerably by collaborating with the Dallas
Market Center to bring the Lightovation Lounge and the American Lighting
Association’s expertise to our attendees,” adds Brian Pagel, senior vice president,
Emerald Expositions.

About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA),
is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry
products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath
industry and has been for 50+ years.

Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath
Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced
an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the
International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under
the banner of Design and Construction Week®
and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The
mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 – 21. NKBA and NAHB will continue to
produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass
provides access to both shows.

KBIS is operated by Emerald
Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the
United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently
operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in
the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our
events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more
than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many
awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the
importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

More information about KBIS can be
found at

the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry

National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade
association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of
Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies
representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and
bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the
association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone
enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of
the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through
the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more
information, visit
or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath

About Lightovation

occurs each January and June on 1 million square feet of the Dallas Market
Center’s 5 million square foot campus. It is the largest residential lighting
show in the Western Hemisphere and the only venue that encompasses all
categories of lighting, whether decorative or architectural, indoor or outdoor,
plus ceiling fans, lighting controls, light bulbs, and smart and connected
lighting systems.

more information visit