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LED Expo 2018: A sneak peek into the future of smart lighting innovations

16 Apr 2018

IoT infused lights with wi-fi controls, solar street lights, LED solar lamps, all on display from 10-12 May 2018 in Mumbai.

As the world is steering its way to LEDs, India is fast adopting LED technology as it is the perfect technological and economical solution for illuminating the public, commercial and private spaces. The latest trend in the lighting sectors are the IoT devices, that can be operated through wi-fi connectivity, bluetooth etc. which will take over the world by storm in the coming years. Bringing these latest trends in smart Lighting to the country, LED Expo 2018, India’s renowned fair for the LED lighting, components and technologies is yet again returning in its 18th edition from 10 – 12 May 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre trade grounds in Mumbai. Organised by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the show is regarded as the most influential event for the business in LED technology.

Speaking about the growth of the fair and unceasing new innovations at this show, Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd shared: “LED Expo as a brand has seen a steady growth with increasing number of national and international participation in every edition. Now in its 18th edition, this year’s Mumbai edition will bring in better and more advanced innovations like devices using IoT, solar lighting and smart lighting to the Indian market. Continuing its position as the country’s foremost platform taking charge of the LED transition we are confident of doing our bit in creating awareness, leading to an energy efficient country.”  

Every year, the industry experiences new concepts and ideas at the LED Expo. The 18th edition of LED Expo has recognised the industry potential of smart lights as technology of the future and focuses on bringing the most innovative and energy efficient devices to the show floor. LED Expo 2018 Mumbai will see a huge selection of IoT smart lighting solutions to suit the future requirements of the industry. Innovations like smart lights with wi-fi controls, solar street lights, LED solar lamps, solar home light systems, and many more, will attract the audience and put a visual display of all the new concepts and technologies which will soon be available in the markets. 

The annual LED Summit which happens on the side lines of LED Expo will see discussion by eminent speakers on “Smart Solutions for Future Lighting”. The summit is running in its 6th edition and brings together participants representing the entire cross-section and all stake-holders of the industry at a common platform to facilitate business and for discussing, networking and sharing business insights and best practices within the industry. 

LED Expo as a brand, has always been a trend setter when it comes to showcasing the latest technology and innovations in lighting industry. LED Expo 2018 is no different with over 200 exhibitors showcasing their latest price competitive LED solutions for the Indian market. Besides India, exhibitors from countries such as China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan will be present at the three day fair which opens next month. Top international companies and OEM groups like ATC, Changi Lighting, Light Tapes LLP, OEM Systems, Range Lighting, Sigma, SM Solar, S R Electro or Swingtel will be participating this year indicating significant increase in international participation and growing interest of Asian manufacturers in the Indian market. 

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Light and building technology fairs worldwide

The LED Expo is headed by the biennial Light + Building event which will take place from 8 – 13 March 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany. Messe Frankfurt also offers a series of other light and building technology events worldwide, including Light India, LED Expo New Delhi and LED Expo Mumbai in India as well as Shanghai International Lighting Exhibition and Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition in China, BIEL Light + Building in Argentina, Light Middle East in the United Arab Emirates and Interlight Moscow powered by Light + Building in Russia. 

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt 

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €661* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

*preliminary numbers 2017

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