An Inside Look at LightFair 2021

While the conference was scaled back this year, LightFair 2021 was a success! There was a good turnout at the Javits Center in New York City, where great conversations were had and exciting news was announced by Current. Here are some of our highlights from the exciting, reimagined LightFair 2021 experience.

Manish Interview at Lightfair


Let’s start with one of the largest pieces of news to come out LightFair last week. Current announced that we will be acquiring Hubbell Lighting’s commercial and industrial lighting business. This is a huge deal because the acquisition brings together two businesses that have deep innovation heritage, strong brands and leading agency and distributor partnerships to create a premier end-to-end lighting solutions business. Read our press release for more information on the announcement. Current’s Chief Executive Office, Manish Bhandari, had a chance to sit down with Randy Reid from EdisonReport to discuss the agreement to acquire the C&I Lighting business of Hubbell, as well as the latest LED lighting and controls solutions Current has to offer. caught up with Current’s Chief Commercial Officer, Chip Taylor, at LightFair to discuss the Hubbell C&I announcement as well. Watch that interview.


Donation to IALD at LightFair


Carla Bukalski, Current’s Director of Specification, donated a check on the behalf of Current to the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust. The IALD is a charitable educational organization that provides direct support to educators and students for the purpose of promoting the study of architectural lighting design. Carla also had the opportunity to speak about the orientation overview, IALD and Current’s commitment to various industry organizations.

The team representing Current at LightFair was able to have some great conversations not only with booth visitors, but also the press about our products and what’s on the horizon for Current. Michael Armstrong, Director of Strategic Growth, spoke about Current’s presence at LightFair, which helped to support the lighting industry as a whole, and reconnecting with others in the industry. On day 2 of LightFair, Current's Senior Marketing Manager David Kaminski was featured on's video series "Just One Product". He chose Current’s Albeo® high bay fixture as his one product, discussing how the industrial grade fixtures ship with Daintree Wireless Controls pre-installed and provide contractors with an easy way to commission fixtures in zonal application, while still meeting ever changing energy code requirements.

Our team had a great time at LightFair 2021, and we look forward to having a booth at next year’s event!