NECA Show Launches First Lighting and Controls Theater

NECA Show Launches First Lighting and Controls Theater


BETHESDA, MD – The 2018 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Convention & Trade Show debuts a Lighting and Controls Theater to serve the 91 percent of electrical contractors now working on lighting—especially LED Lighting and ballasts/LED drivers, according to Electrical Contractor’s magazine’s 2018 Profile of the Electrical Contractor.

The new Lighting and Controls Theater in Booth 214 was created from the NECA Show attendees’ demand for more lighting education, in line with LED technology becoming the standard option for new and replacement lighting installations. Additionally, attendees also ranked lighting/controls/LED lighting among the top five NECA Show product areas over the past two years.

“As electrical contractors’ lighting and LED work continue to build, it’s imperative to create a dedicated space at the NECA Show to offer the latest education and practices,” said Sue McCart, Marketing NECA Convention and Exposition.

Featuring 18-minute presentations, the theater schedule running Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 includes:

Sunday, Sept. 30 – An IQ Test for “Smart” Lighting Systems: Acuity Brands; Introducing Solar Product to Your Existing Customer: Beyond LED Lighting; Lighting Controls & IoT: Maximize Your Business Potential: Philips/Signify; Changing Technology in the Lighting Control Industry: IoT without the Internet for Lighting and Controls: Automation Research Group; Improving Contractor Profitability on Lighting Projects: Graybar.

Monday, Oct. 1 – How Do I Choose the Right Controls? Manufacturer vs. Agnostic approach: Gexpro; RATIO: Simple, Addressable, Lighting Solutions: B.E.G. Controls; Empowering Electrical Contractors to Grow with Wireless Controls: Lutron; The Impact of IoT on the Lighting Retrofit Industry: ecoInsight, Inc.; Benefits for Retrofitting Your Next Project: ZLedLighting; Presentation by Able Power; Why Sell a Switch When You Can Sell a Dimmer? Leviton.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 – “mySupplier”: Helping Electrical Contractors Increase Profitability: mySupplier; Renewable and Resilient: Off-Grid Street/Campus Lighting: Aris Wind, LLC; Introduction to NICOR Lighting: NICOR Lighting; Better Value and Service on Large-Scale Renovations and New Construction: ELEDLights.

Free technical workshops also include Wireless Lighting Control Made Easy, presented by Crestron and Empowering Electrical Contractors to Grow with Wireless Controls, presented by Lutron in the Product   Presentation Theater.

As the electrical construction industry’s largest annual event, NECA 2018 offers the widest audience of decision makers with approximately 300 exhibiting companies demonstrating the latest technology, superior education and training. Sixty-eight percent of attendees purchase new products, and 66 percent do not attend any other trade show.

NECA 2018 is open to all electrical professionals, including nonmembers. Free trade show admission: go to Attendee Registration and use code NECA18.



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