Feature, IoT/Smart Lighting, Lighting Controls

Wholesalers to gather for major summit at LuxLive

Wholesalers will gather at LuxLive to explore disruption in the lighting market, market surveillance of the quality of lighting imports and the impact of the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations.

THE UK’s leading wholesalers and distributors are set to gather for a special conference at LuxLive 2018 to explore the state of the market and consider opportunities for growth.

Wholesalers are increasingly concerned about the quality and safety some lighting products reaching the UK market. 

They’ll look at disruption in the lighting market, market surveillance of the quality of lighting imports and the impact of the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations. The Forum – which takes place on the first day of the exhibition, Wednesday 14 November 2018 – is organised by the Electrical Distributors’ Association.

Opening the event will be EDA board member, Glyn Prestwood who will be followed by the CEO of the Lighting Industry Assocation, Steve Davies.

He will update the conference on the lessons learned from the first year of the organisation’s ambitious market surveillance programme, which saw the LIA test the quality and safety of lamps and luminaires available in the UK.

Senior electrical design engineer Ian Arbuckle will then explore the impact of the 18th Edition wiring regulations on the selection of suitable cable supports.

There’ll be an update from the EDA, including the latest on the professional training and apprenticeship opportunities available through the EDA to wholesalers and manufacturers. This is followed by a special presentation on how wholesalers can add client value, differentiation and growth with commercial and residential smart lighting controls. It will be given by Paul Town, the channel sales manager for Europe and Africa at Lutron.

The opportunities presented to the wholesale sector by human centric lighting will be explored by expert Pat Kelly PhD, the director of research, development and innovation at LED Group Robus.

Following the formal presentations there will be a networking drinks reception on the LIA Live arena on the floor of the show. There’s no cost to EDA members and affiliates, PLUS we recommend that you pre-register for LuxLive to save you time on the day. For more information and to book your place, click HERE.

 

  • ​LuxLive 2018 takes place on Wednesday 14 November and Thursday 15 November 2018 at ExCeL London. Entry is free if you pre-register. See the full event programme HERE.