1. Lighting Spy

chazExposing the worst excesses of lighting energy waste in the UK – by visiting new and existing projects and checking. But it’s not just about criticism – the Lux Lighting Spy team will propose alternatives which will save energy and improve the quality of the lighting.

2. Latest kit from top names

Developments in lighting are happening quicker than you think. Come and see some revolutionary kit from the leading names. Leading edge manufacturers iGuzzini,Philips, Osram, Tamlite, Aurora, Kosnic and Megaman will all be unveiling innovations to create stunning lit environments – and save energy.

3. 70 engaging presentations, panel discussions and workshops

Are LED streetlights bad for us? Is light a drug? Can lighting boost sales? Why are my LEDs flickering? These are just some of the questions that our expert speakers will answer over the two days of the show in five arenas and theatres. And it’s all free – so bring your colleagues.

4. Named and shamed

We look at some of the UK’s worst lighting installations that have been featured over the year. Some are major high street name who should know better. We will be asking: what on earth were they thinking? Come and learn from their mistakes.

5. Product demos

You don’t learn that much about a product from the advertisements. So Lux has compiled a list of the most interesting kit – and asked the manufacturers to come and explain it in person.

6. Be inspired by top projects

How did PwC achieve the UK’s highest ever Breeam score of 96%? How can we design a scheme without downlights? What are the lighting secrets of top hotels and restaurants? Come and learn from the very best exemplar projects – how they did it, and how you can too.

7. Dragons’ Den

In this ever-popular format based on the massively successful BBC television programme, entrepreneurs pitch their innovative lighting ideas to the Lux panel of seasoned industry professionals. Who’ll get the thumbs up, and who’ll be told to think again?

8. Great British Light Off

The Great British Light Off, taking place on the first evening, will pitch independent lighting design practices against each other to find out who can claim the title of Britain’s top lighting team. If you think you have what it takes click here to find out more about submitting your team!

9. Learn how to upgrade your lighting for free!

Because a lighting upgrade invariably saves money in terms of energy, there’s now a whole range of ways of financing the project. Providers in both the public and private sector can help with soft loans, tax breaks and share-and-save schemes. Come at learn how.

10. The industry’s biggest party

The lighting business’s biggest bash is set to take place on the evening of the Wednesday 19 November. Share a drink, network with peers and listen to cool music from live bands at the most relaxing exhibition experience the industry can offer.