LED Expo 2018 promotes new lighting technologies
About 244 exhibiting companies from five countries displayed advancements in LED lighting, components and other related technologies attracting 9,600 visitors
Reinforcing relevant topics such as eco-friendly lighting, internet of things (IoT) and sustainable lighting, the 18th edition of LED Expo 2018 attracted business visitors from the industry and government regulatory bodies alike. The Summit included discussions on the present situation and future developments of this expanding lighting sector. About 244 exhibiting companies from five countries displayed advancements in LED lighting, components and other related technologies attracting 9,600 visitors.
About its consistency to lead the LED revolution, Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd stated: “With this edition accounting to 13% growth in exhibitor numbers and international participation, once again, LED Expo has sustained its position as a principal platform for our important buyers and sellers.”
The Indian LED market is booming with government and commercial sectors going the energy efficient way to cut down on their total spendings. Eco-friendly lighting is a technology that remains as one of the top choices of these focused buyers. Talking about the experience of displaying environmental friendly lights, Vishal Narang, Proprietor, AV Enterprises, said, “This is our fifth time at the LED Expo and, in this edition, we have displayed our brand ‘Green Life’. We have a range of indoor and outdoor lights, architectural products and magnetic series that work on low voltage. We want to help India in the green revolution. LED Expo has always given us more than expected. With regular participation at LED we have managed to find distributors from places as far as Kolkata. This year too, we have found distributors from different parts of the country, helping us expand our business.”
Robust initiatives by Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA), Unnati Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) and the Indian Railways trying to change the face of Indian lighting industry, prompted government officials to attend the Expo, looking for new technologies at the fair.
Day two of the trade fair saw representatives of Central Railways and Best Undertaking speak about ‘End user perspective’. “Central Railways recently completed the process of using LED at all 432 their platforms. This will help us save more than two lakh units of electricity worth INR 37.2 million. Railways are at the forefront of the LED revolution and aim to be LED compliant by the end of 2018,” said Sanjay Waghmare, CESE (Central Railways).
Delegates attending the summit were eminent representatives of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Emerson Electric, TUV India, Thyssenkrupp amongst others.