The UK's only dedicated exhibition for lighting specification

Held over two days at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, LiGHT 23 will be held on 21 & 22 November 2023.

In 2022, the design community came out in force to support the new show, with more than 3,500 visitors – including architects, interior designers, and lighting designers – passing through the doors to see 100+ high-end international lighting brands present their latest product ranges for the specification market; as well as a full design talks programme; and multiple networking opportunities.

This year, with an extended exhibition floor space and new features, the two-day show is set to be even bigger and better for 2023 and the [d]arc media team is excited to welcome the design community back to the Business Design Centre in November.

Show highlights will again include, the highly regarded [d]arc thoughts talks programme, which will move upstairs to the Gallery level; while LiGHT Work is also back – providing visiting designers a focused space to catch up on emails, carry out office tasks, or have one-to-one meetings. The space provides dedicated wi-fi, charging points for all your kit, plus free coffee to keep those energy levels up!

There will also be a late-night opening on 21 November for those designers keen to experience the show once the office doors have closed. Other networking opportunities include the extremely popular LiGHT Lunch on day two of the show.

To ensure LiGHT 23 reaches all designers who have a keen interest in light, the show has again enlisted the support of key industry associations and organisations to spread the word, including the IALD, ILP, LIA, NLA, SLL, SBID, and Women in Lighting, as well as key media partners such as DeZeen, ICON, OnOffice, Sleeper, Stir, Archiproducts, World Architecture News, Clerkenwell Design Week, and Design Lighting Global.

NEW FOR 2023

The Gallery Level of the Business Design Centre will once again be a hive of activity in 2023. With [d]arc thoughts and LiGHT Work joined this year by even more exhibiting brands, plus some new and exciting show features.

In collaboration with international design magazine darc, year two of LiGHT sees a new dedicated Decorative Lighting area head to the Gallery Level, providing high-end decorative lighting brands a standalone area to shine.

Located in a prime position outside the [d]arc thoughts talks arena and adjacent to the trade associations lounge, darc space will provide visiting designers working in hospitality, high-end residential, and commercial sectors a plethora of decorative lighting fixtures and inspiration for their next projects.

Also new for 2023, the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) will host a networking day and LiGHT Lunch on 22 November for its members and potential new members in the Associations Lounge, which can be found next to darc space. More details on this will be released nearer the time.

And for the first time, SGM Light will host visiting designers with refreshments throughout the two-day show at its bar on the Gallery level.

With the Mezzanine level now SOLD OUT, there are limited exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Sales Manager, John-Paul Etchells on to see how you can get involved in the UK’a ONLY dedicated trade show dedicated to high-end lighting specification.