Lighting & Electronics is using a new program offered by the LDI trade show as a way to give back to the industry, and they are issuing a challenge to all LDI exhibitors to follow in their steps.

LDI is offering a small rebate to exhibitors for every client that registers, uses the exhibitor’s unique code, attends the show held in Orlando, Florida November 20-22, and verifies on site.Lighting & Electronics has embarked on an active PR campaign encouraging their customers to attend and have announced they will be donating their entire rebate to Behind the Scenes.

“Too many of our colleagues are experiencing challenges to support themselves and their families,” says Maryalyce Merritt of Lighting & Electronics. “They have had to find more creative ways to pay the bills and provide for their basic needs. The L&E family has decided to take a proactive stand to help meet those needs. Many of these folks are the same ones who have shown us great loyalty and support over the years. We are honored to have these close associations with our industry family and it is our privilege to reciprocate both the support and good will that this close knit community affords one another. Lighting & Electronics, Inc. encourages all of our fellow LDI exhibitors to rise to this challenge, seize this opportunity, and assist us in providing for our industry brothers and sisters in need.“ Visit Lighting & Electronics on the floor at LDI in booth #1327 or

LDI is the leading trade show and conference for visual and sound technologies for entertainment applications. LDI 2009 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from November 20-22, 2009. To register, visit

Behind the Scenes is an initiative of The ESTA Foundation to provide industry members with financial support when they are seriously ill or injured. For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit

Behind the Scenes will be holding its annual fundraising raffle at LDI with first prize a $7500 dream vacation as well as selling our custom designed holiday cards. Visit BTS at Booth #1343.