Friday, August 03, 2012:
The 2012 edition of Light India, co-organised by Messe Frankfurt and the Electric Lamps & Components Manufacturers’ Association of India (ELCOMA), has received strong interest from the international community. The debut fair, which will be held from 5 – 8 October 2012 at Pragati Madian in New Delhi, India, is expecting 20,000 visitors and an exhibition space totalling 16,000 sqm.
Since the show’s announcement, interest from the international lighting industry has been high. The 2012 show has, so far, confirmed 120 exhibitors from China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UAE and the US. Big-brand exhibitors currently include Philips, Osram, Bajaj, Surya Roshni, Crompton, Anchor by Panasonic, BAG Electronics, Wipro and Energetic Lighting. Majority of exhibitors intend to focus on energy efficient lighting and LED technology.
Mr Raj Manek, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd noted: “Light India continues to be the largest and most prestigious lighting exhibition in India. Showcasing the largest range of lighting products as well as hosting several live demonstrations, the show will bring leading architects, consultants and government policy makers in large numbers. We believe that by focusing on green lighting and electronic systems, we’ll be able to attract phenomenal interest from important sectors including infrastructure, residential and commercial property development as well as manufacturing.”
Mr Manoj Verma, Executive Vice President & President - Consumer Business Unit, at Crompton Greaves Ltd. said: “Light India is a major event that brings together India’s lighting industry under one roof. Through technical seminars, the show also allows professionals to witness the latest advancements in lighting technology from around the world. At Crompton Greaves Limited, we are looking forward to showcasing what we have to offer in innovative green and renewable lighting solutions.”
Another exhibitor, Bajaj Electricals Limited, also agrees that Light India is a truly international platform for showcasing lighting technology and expertise. The company’s President (Lighting), Mr. CGS Mani, emphasised: “As the lighting, and all related industries continue to advance, industry experts need professional venues to showcase their latest technologies. I believe Light India is precisely the venue for the Indian market. My company will present our latest technologies and applicable solutions at the show. India’s lighting professionals have a lot to offer to the industry’s international community. And I believe Light India is the show to display the country’s current innovations.”
Concurrent events aim to enrich India’s knowledge on lighting trends
With the support of international associations such as the Global Lighting Association, Asia Lighting Compact, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Department of Heritage and Environment, Light India will host two days of technical seminars and concurrent events, focusing on emerging technologies and their application. Some of the world's leading experts and business leaders will deliver papers on the industries latest developments. Recommendations made by experts during the seminar will then form White Papers which will be submitted to the government for decision making and future policy guidelines.
In order to encourage the growth of LED lighting design among students and architects, Light India will host the LED Lighting Best Design Awards with the support of the Indian Institute of Design and Council of Architecture. A gala dinner will also be organised with special performances that present innovative uses of lighting.
Coinciding with Light India, the week from 4 – 8 October 2012 has been deemed the National Energy Efficient Week in India, and will be supported by:
- Ministry of Power’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)
- Central Public Works Department
- Ministry of New & Non Renewable Energy
- Government of New Delhi
- Bureau of Indian Standards
Initiatives for promoting energy efficiency during the week will be coordinated with:
- Department of Electronics and Accreditation of Computer Classes (DOEACC)
- Government of Australia
- Asia Lighting Compact
- en.lighten initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme
- Global Lighting Association
National Energy Efficient Week will also play a key role in Light India’s seminar. Dignitaries and officials from the organisations mentioned above will be sharing their views and the latest information on lighting technology.