The 2013 Professional Lighting Design Convention Brings Professionals Together to Network, Explore and Gain More Knowledge about the Lighting Industry

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Littman Bros Lighting is delighted to see another Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) underway. The biannual convention, created for the global lighting design market, brings together a wonderful array of professionals in the industry; designers, lighting architects, researchers, universities and clients use the PLDC platform to convene and discover more about the latest improvements in lighting design and the future of the industry.

Professional Lighting Design Convention
The PLDC is the perfect place to develop philosophies by exchanging ideas on the latest technology, product developments and research knowledge.

The PLDC began yesterday, October 30 and goes until November 2 this year and is held in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Bella Center; this three-day professional conference offers about 70 different presentations given by high-profile keynote speakers, meetings as well as discussion forums for attendees, exhibitions and awards recognizing work, actions and achievements from individuals, organizations and institutions.

According to, the PLDC is the largest forum for the lighting design community worldwide and has more than 1,300 attendees expected this year. “The convention offers a communication platform for established lighting designers, researchers, students, manufacturers, city planners, architects and related professionals to network, exchange and share knowledge and new approaches in the field of light and lighting.”

Anyone who is working in the lighting industry with some knowledge of the lighting design market was able to submit nominations for the eight awards that will be given out at the Gala Dinner on the last day of the convention. The eight awards are as follows:

  •     Award at Large
  •     Lifetime Award
  •     Award for the Best Partner in Industry
  •     Award for the Best Project
  •     Award for the Best Daylight Project
  •     Award for Research
  •     Award for Education
  •     Award for Best Newcomer

Nominations will be anonymous for the independent jury of experts who decide the winners and the awards will be presented by the PLDR Award Jury; comprised of the Chair of the Steering Committee, two lighting designers, one architect and one representative from the industry, according to

Throughout the convention there will be a section devoted to and exhibition for sponsors; a platform for connecting with leaders in the industry and lighting colleagues, making new contacts and following up relations. The sponsoring partners’ exhibition “is the perfect place to develop philosophies by exchanging ideas on the latest technology, product developments and research knowledge.”

Some of the sponsors exhibiting in this arena are Osram, Nimbus, LED Linear, Philips, Lucifer Lighting, Deltalight and much, much more.

There is expected to be about 71 presentations, 6 keynote speakers and 17 poster presentations all including a variety of international speakers and presenters on cutting-edge topics; with the focus on the three days at the 2013 PLDC being Lighting Application Research and Case Studies, Sustainable Lighting & Design and Professional Practice Issues, it is no question that all attendees will leave PLDC with far more knowledge, connections, networking opportunities and insight into the lighting design industry than when they came.

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