ArchLIGHT Summit to Feature AWARE Art Installation

Experiential art to advocate for sustainability efforts

DALLAS – September 13, 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit, the lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities, has announced that a special art installation will take place at the event, to be held September 19-20, 2023. AWARE is an experiential exhibit composed of mixed materials from lighting manufacturers that together serve as a creative advocate for sustainability. The installation is the brainchild of the team at Your Lighting Brand and The Lighting Exchange led by Co-Founder & Principal Jonathan Ayala.

In addition to the installation, Jonathan and the team have assembled a group of sustainability experts who have discussed the subject matter in-depth. While viewing the installation, attendees can put on headphones to engage with these perspectives for enlightening insights. After ArchLIGHT Summit, his team will be releasing a video with compiled interviews including behind-the-scenes footage of the artistic creation.

When asked about the installation, Jonathan commented: “AWARENESS of any subject matter is the foundation that provokes and enables change. It’s the heartbeat of momentum and leads to extraordinary outcomes when communities unite to become more aware of any topic simultaneously. Through the AWARE experiential art installation, our goal is to inspire you and remind you, via this artistic medium, of the importance of sustainable efforts and that, as a community, our advocation for sustainability awareness is the first step.”

The installation is created by The Lighting Exchange and Your Lighting Brand and is supported by Cooper Lighting Solutions, Lightly, Lindsley Lighting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Plaskolite, Prentalux, Sladen Feinstein, Targetti and Zinkon Creative Studio. More information is available at the following website:

In addition to the AWARE art installation, ArchLIGHT Summit attendees will have access to more than 25 seminars, discussions, and events offering timely and accredited sessions for lighting solutions, trends, and standards, but also addressing agency dynamics, diversity and inclusion, workplace evolution, and allyship. There will also be plenty of networking and celebrating. Access to the ArchLIGHT Summit show floor and all hospitality events is complimentary, and a $50 flat fee will allow attendees access to all education sessions.

ArchLIGHT Summit, taking place September 19-20, 2023, will welcome attendees to review new technologies, network, and attend a wide range of CEUs from lighting and design/build thought leaders. The full list of speakers and schedule is now available at

For the second year in a row, the September 19-20 ArchLIGHT Summit will overlap and co-locate with NAILDs annual Convention, scheduled for September 17-19, as well as Dallas Design Week, September 19-21, which welcomes hundreds of interior designers.

A current list of Association Partners for the 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit includes: American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter, American Lighting Association, Illuminating Engineering Society Dallas section, Light Justice, International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust, Lighting Controls Association, National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD), National Lighting Bureau, North American Coalition of Lighting Industry Queers, and Women in Lighting + Design international and local chapters.

Media Partners for the 2023 ArchLIGHT Summit include: Arc; ARCHITECT; Architectural Products; Architectural SSL; Commercial Construction & Renovation; Designing Lighting; Designer Pages; Edison Report; Energy Watch News; Furniture Lighting & Decor; Get a Grip on Lighting” Podcast; Inside Lighting; Light Director; LightNow News; US Lighting Trends and The Lighting Exchange.

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For information on Dallas Market Center, visit our website. In addition to hosting ArchLIGHT Summit, Dallas Market Center hosts Lightovation, the largest residential lighting show in North America. The next edition will take place January 10-14, 2024. Keep up-to-date on information about that event by following the Lightovation Facebook page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers, interior designers, architects, and specifiers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nations most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; a new lighting event, ArchLIGHT Summit, for architects, specifiers, and designers; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center and ArchLIGHT Summit on social media.