LED Expo gears up for 2017 with smart solutions in lighting technology
Venue: At Bombay Exhibition centre, Goregaon, Mumbai
In 2009, India began a plan of replacing four million inefficient incandescent bulbs with CFLs by 2012. By 2013 several Indian states announced plans of replacing some 200,000 fluorescent tubelights with LEDs. They (LEDs) remain a minority in the Indian market with only three to five per cent market share as existing CFL users are less willing to convert to LED lighting. The bi-annual LED Expo
2016 has created an ideal arena for LED and lighting sector since years. Companies from India and abroad come together with cost-effective and competitive LED solutions for the Indian market at this global platform hosted by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs, a global leader of industry’s highly respected Light + Building fairs. This year, the LED Expo 2017 was held at Bombay Exhibition centre, Goregaon from
11th - 13th May.
This year 202 companies exhibited at LED Expo 2017, which included 110 Indian companies, and 84 international companies. The foreign contingent was ably represented by companies from countries like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea among others. Amongst these, the Chinese had a strong presence at LED Expo 2017. The LED Expo always creates an ideal arena for LED and lighting sector players to showcase new trends in connected lighting, data-enabled street lighting for smart cities, innovations in luminaries, lighting controls, wireless technology, among other emerging tech and trends.
The signature event of the expo, the LED Summit with “Smart Solutions for Future Lighting” was the main topic of discussion for the leaders in LED lighting systems. Several topics like Adapting Wireless Technology to Lighting Control, Affordable Lighting Solutions: Projects, Next Generation Connected Lighting: New Trend in the Lighting Industry were hot topics of discussion at the summit. Held concurrently with LED Expo – India’s premier exhibition on LED lighting products and technologies, the fourth edition of LED summit took place on
12th May at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Raj Manek, MD, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs said, “With the strong backing of government and regulatory authorities, LED Expo continues to move ahead towards its goal of promoting energy efficient lighting in India.”
Some of the noted Indian companies participating in the expo were Osram, Led Fixtures India, Crescent Lighting, Hielind Asia, Wago Indian Pvt Ltd, Meanwell, Architectural Lighting Solutions, Opulus, Emerging Technologies, Swingtel etc.
LED Expo Mumbai has received able support from Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA), Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST), Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA), Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) and Indian Building Congress (IBC).
“Committed to supporting the next phase of LED implementation, LED Expo has once again brought together several new innovations. The LED Summit will cover subjects of industry importance and Smart Solutions for Future Lighting. Together, the platform features product demonstrations, research results and attracts interest from key decision makers making it ideal for business,” said Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd. The LED Expo is continually acting as catalyst which is supplementing industry growth.
Driven by prioritisation of sustainable measures and various energy-efficiency programmes of the government, LED technology is not just here to stay but to grow. Moreover, advancements in LEDs are creating significant implications on the business of lighting, electronics and the energy ecosystem. Remarkable interest has been generated in intelligent lighting solutions for residential and commercial segments as well as automotive lighting and this edition brought a host of such innovations to the show floor.
Organised by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, this was an ideal ground for lighting designers to learn more about the transformative potential of LEDs on health and environment.