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Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference

The Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference (MALC), provided the end-users, service-providers and manufacturers that make up Michigan’s advanced lighting ecosystem the opportunity to come together to learn, share ideas and case studies, conduct business and explore the latest technology.

Held annually from 2013-2015, MALC featured dozens of exhibits featuring manufacturers, technology providers, utilities and other lighting and energy related organizations, and included a robust conference covering topics ranging from the technical to financing to industry trends. Attendees also had many opportunities for networking throughout.

Over its three-year run, the Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference became a leading event to learn about the advantages of these dynamic technologies and to make connections with other industry professionals.

MALC attracts attendees, exhibitors and speakers who are facility owners and managers, electrical contractors, lighting manufacturers, utility professionals and representatives from other lighting and energy industry related organizations.


Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference 2013
December 3, 2013, Electrical Industry Training Center, Warren, MI


The event opened with a keynote on the state of the lighting industry delivered by Dr. John W. Curran representing the US Department of Energy. Agenda highlights included a Michigan Companies Moving Forward panel featuring representatives from Michigan’s emerging advanced lighting manufacturers and two distinct conference tracks: one focused on customers and contractors and one on lighting manufacturers. Representatives from DTE and Consumers Energy provided an overview of energy efficiency incentives featuring and a closing keynote from leading lighting manufacturer CREE provided industry insights.

Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference 2014
November 19, 2014, Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol, Lansing, MI


The event opened with a keynote from Valerie Brader, Office of Governor Rick Snyder with an overview of the robust advanced lighting manufacturing industry in Michigan. Agenda highlights included a highlight of innovative Michigan manufacturing companies and two concurrent tracks focused on topics such as: intelligent lighting and controls, daylighting, industry needs, maximizing ROI, financing and incentives. Representatives from the Detroit Public Lighting Authority, Detroit Zoo and others provided an overview of real projects utilizing the most innovative new lighting technologies.

Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference 2015
October 15, 2015, Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol, Lansing, MI


The event opened with the fascinating keynote, Beyond Illumination: Expanding Possibilities in Experience, Health and Wellness through Lighting Innovation from the director of engineering from Philips Lighting. Agenda highlights included two tracks covering topics such as: innovative applications for interior and exterior lighting, a hands-on look at the anatomy of an LED, smart lighting, utility incentives and rebates, an overview of codes and specs and cybersecurity. Street lighting case studies were presented by the Public Lighting Authority and the City of Dearborn with an overview of the latest technology from Philips and innovative Michigan startup Solartonic.