The Top Upcoming Lighting Events of 2017-2018

One of the most exciting things about our industry is watching how rapidly technology advances. Because lighting technology advances so quickly, we constantly keep apprised of events where new technologies are demonstrated and where information between professionals can be freely exchanged. That is why we are excited that a whole host of upcoming lighting events are scheduled to take place in the current and upcoming year. Here are some of the most eagerly anticipated of those events.

  • LED Expo Mumbai (30 Nov – 02 Dec 2017): This event will be held in India and promises to demonstrate futuristic advances in lighting. Exhibitors there will include: Chipmax Design Labs, Kalpataru Industries (Apple Lite), Xinhua Electronical Co., Ltd. Of Guangdong and many other international lighting companies.
  • China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (October 22nd to 26th October): This event, which will be held in China, will hold thousands of lighting products including decorative Lighting fixtures, household lighting, commercial lighting, LED Lighting & Technology, Outdoor Lighting, Electrical and Electronic Products.
  • LuxLive 2017 (November 15 – 16, 2017): This event will be held in London and will host, according to the site, “… revolution … transforming light fittings into smart devices which can monitor and control our environment.” Exhibitors there will include A1 Lighting, iLumTech, Holophane, NorthCliffe, Samsung and many other innovators in the field of lighting.
  • Dallas International Lighting Market (Jan 17th to 21st Jan 2018): This event will showcase lighting technologies as they relate to interior design and architecture.
  • Prosal- Professional Sound and Light Expo (21st July to 23rd July 2017): The exhibitors of his event will showcase laser technologies and special effects equipment, professional audio equipment, A/V technology, Stage, studio and event technology, Pro-audio and lighting accessories and more.
  • ELA Expo Lighting America (27th Feb to 1st Mar 2018): Held in Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City, this five day event will showcase advances in industrial, commercial and architectural lighting. Exhibitor there will include: Nora Lighting, Lumika Bright Solutions, Inc., LED Roadway Lighting and many
  • Led Japan Conference & Expo (14th September to the 16th September 2016): This conference event will be at the Yokohama Pacifico Convention Plaza in Yokohama, Japan. US exhibitors will include NTT Advanced Technology, Laser Focus World Japan, IMRA America, Inc. and others.


This is just a small sample of the many lighting events that will be held in the current and upcoming year. Our industry is bustling with innovation and Ratpac Dimmers proudly stands up to the challenge of providing its customers with many of these technologies like our wireless dimmers.

Cinegear Expo 2017: A Recap

Every year Hollywood, California becomes a sort of Mecca for professionals who wish to learn and share information about emerging entertainment technologies. These professionals gather from more than 60 countries for a four day series of conferences called Cinegear Expo. This year Cinegear was held from June 1 – June 4 and hosted more than 16,000 professionals in the fields of Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Post Production, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Government and Military, Sports, and the Academic World. This year’s event took place at The Studios at Paramount and was attended by such prestigious companies as 360Rize, 4Wall Entertainment, A.C. Lighting, AC Power Distribution, ASC/American Cinematographer, Chapman Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. to name a few.


The Exhibitors


360Rize specializes in virtual technology and media management software.

4Wall Entertainment specializes in the rental of lighting equipment

A.C. Lighting displayed their Chroma-Q Color-Force RGBA-fixtures

AC Power Distribution is a supplier of adapters, cables and connectors

ASC/American Cinematographer is the oldest and most respected magazine in the film industry

Chapman Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. is a maker of custom camera components


Noteworthy Seminars


Seminars and panel discussions where held at this year’s Cinegear as it has been in previous years. This year’s noteworthy discussions included:


“VR cameras A- Z” conducted by Radiant Images

“The Advantages of Lens Metadata Capture Throughout your Production” held by Zeiss

“Demystifying Log vs Linear, the power of 16 bit, and High Dynamic Range” held by Sony

“Large Format Cinematography with Leica Cine Lenses” presented by CW Sonderoptic & Leica

“Telling Stories with LED Lights” presented by IATSE Local 600 Cinematographers

“Documentary Cinematography: Challenges and Solutions from VICE using FS series camcorders” presented by Sony

“Shooting on the EOS C700: How Canon’s Flagship Camera Performs in the Field” presented by Canon

2017 Film Series Winners

Of course, the conference is all about innovation and the sharing of information between professionals in field of lighting/entertainment. However, innovation should be incentivized. This year’s big winner in the field of film were:

  • Student short film – “The Fare”
  • Independent short film – “Limbo”
  • Commercial and music video – “Cell Biology”
  • Rising Star Award Recipient – “Fragile Storm”


As long as innovation continues in our industry and as long as the public continues to desire the latest in entertainment technologies, Cinegear will continue to bring together professionals who will share information that improves and enlightens. Ratpac Dimmers is happy to be a part of that innovation.