Curated Expo of 140+ Exhibitors of Architectural Lighting Products.
Light! Design Expo 2023
Northern California’s Premier Architectural Lighting and Design Show
On September 21st, 2023 from 11:30AM – 8:OOPM, IES San Francisco Section’s Light! Design Expo returns to Pier 27 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, with its beautiful panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and waterfront. This exciting annual expo showcases the latest in architectural lighting products, attracts a wide range of design professionals, and is the only architectural lighting products show in Northern California. This exciting event for the design community is becoming known as one of the best lighting shows in the US.
Light! Design Expo’s product showcases and free seminars are carefully curated for the Bay Area architecture, design and construction community including lighting designers, architects, interior designers, engineers, construction firms, building owners, facilities and maintenance teams, school districts, municipalities, real estate developers and more.
Light! Design Expo is free for attendees and presents a unique opportunity to network and to see and experience the latest in the most innovative architectural and decorative lighting products. All this is brought to you in a social and festive setting with amazing views of the San Francisco Bay and waterfront.
Audience & Attendance Attendance is free to the architecture and design community. We expect a minimum of 1000+ attendees from the design and specification community: lighting designers, architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors building owners, facilities and maintenance teams, school districts, municipalities, and more. IES San Francisco is partnering closely with industry organizations including AIA, IIDA, and ASID.
Free Seminars Light! will host a total 4 free seminars which are AIA/LU, IDECEC/CEU and / or IES/CEU accredited classes in a 3000 sq. ft. space that can accommodate 200 attendees per class.
Complimentary Food & Beverage Light! will feature complimentary cuisine from local SF food trucks, dessert carts as well as coffee bars which will be interspersed throughout the show floor. There will also be three full no host bars from 4pm-8pm.
Project Exhibition Graphic images of the most current local lighting projects featuring the collaborative work of local designers and manufacturers will be on display through out the event space.
Inquire about submitting your favorite S.F. Bay Area project images by emailing Linda@LightDesignExpo.com – Deadline is July 31, 2023.
Light! Design Expo 2022 Highlights
Please enjoy this video of our 2022 Light! Design Expo.
What to Expect
What People are Saying
In addition to design, technology and fabrication, the exhibits and seminars shined a light globally into innovation, sustainability, recycling/adaptive reuse, safety, labor equity/development, user culture and wellness.
Comprehensive coverage of manufacturers we use on a regular basis. Met friends from lighting old and new. Saw new products! The manufacturers and reps were more relaxed and engaged, compared to the big shows like LightFair.
The quality of educational lectures and the quality of products presented by the manufacturers was my favorite thing about the show. Wonderful event. Way to go!! Keep it up!