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VM&RD - - SPECIAL FEATURE - LIGHTING -

Speak­ing to lamp and lu­mi­naire man­u­fac­tur­ers, VM&RD tried to an­a­lyse if light­ing sys­tems avail­able in In­dia meet global stan­dards and what are the hur­dles that cre­ate this gap.

This is what they say: Asian Re­tail Light­ing: With ac­cess to in­ter­na­tional trends, the lat­est in the light­ing tech­nol­ogy are cap­tured and in­te­grated in the light­ing prod­ucts that are be­ing made in In­dia. How­ever, the chal­lenge still seems to be the cost im­bal­ance be­tween In­dia and some coun­tries due to the sheer vol­umes they pro­duce, the ex­ports, and the govern­ment reg­u­la­tions be­sides du­ties and taxes. This is ex­pected to even out within the next few years. Philips Light­ing In­dia: With the con­stant ad­vance­ment in science, the tech­no­log­i­cal bound­aries and the dif­fer­ences are be­com­ing per­me­able. The light­ing sys­tems that are avail­able in In­dia are in league with the global stan­dards. Wipro Light­ing: Light­ing sys­tems es­pe­cially LED lu­mi­naires avail­able from re­puted man­u­fac­tur­ers like Wipro def­i­nitely meet global stan­dards. Fo­cus Light­ing & Fix­tures: In In­dia there is no leg­is­la­tion in place with re­spect to the use of light­ing stan­dards and safety re­quire­ments which is cre­at­ing a huge gap. This is the main rea­son that there are only few com­pa­nies from In­dia that com­ply with global stan­dards, and are able to ex­port. We are of the be­lief that though there is im­prove­ment, the light­ing com­pa­nies in In­dia are stuck in a price war and not fo­cus­ing on qual­ity.

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