LIGHTING TODAY18 Mar 2024
Inaugural Smart Lighting Expo Ignites Future Of Lighting Innovation
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Hong Kong – Lighting today has transcended its traditional role of mere illumination, emerging as a catalyst for enhancing well-being and creating a better environment for quality living. To embrace this exciting evolution and capitalise on the rising opportunities, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will organise the first-ever Smart Lighting Expo, one of the partner events of the Business of Innovation & Technology Week (BITWeek), which will take place alongside the 15th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) (Spring Lighting Fair) under the theme of "Bright Lighting * Smart Living" at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 6-9 April 2024. Featuring more than 1,300 exhibitors from seven countries and regions, the twin lighting fairs will serve as ideal platforms for buyers to explore the latest technologies and discover a wide range of innovative lighting products for meeting the ever-changing needs in the market.

According to Statista, the global smart lighting market is projected to surge to US$25.3 billion this year, a significant increase from US$8.1 billion in 2020. In line with this growth trajectory, an HKTDC survey of exhibitors and buyers at Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) and Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo 2023, found that 41 percent of respondents expect sales to increase in the lighting market this year, with 30 percent identifying smart lighting and solutions as the greatest driver for growth.

To empower businesses in fully capitalising on the growing opportunities across the entire smart lighting supply chain, the Smart Lighting Expo showcases a comprehensive array of products and solutions, ranging from connected lighting technologies such as chips, sensors, LED drivers, and IoT lighting platform, to smart lighting products and solutions like smart control systems and dimmers, smart luminaires, lighting applications and systems.

Industry players unveil cutting-edge smart lighting solutions

In collaboration with Shanghai Pudong Intelligent Lighting Association, the Smart Ecosystem and IoT Supply Chain Area will feature various key players in the smart lighting industry, including Midea, Sunricher, Merrytek, and many more. Other featured brands include Helvar, Valta, SkyLighting and Up-Shine Lighting, etc. The Smart Lighting Expo welcomes the group pavilions from important lighting industry base in the Greater Bay Area, including Zhongshan, Foshan and Jiangmen.

Market leaders share insights on lighting trends

In addition to showcasing products, the twin lighting fairs will feature informative forums where industry players will share their insights on the latest trends and developments in the lighting industry. These forums will provide a valuable platform for knowledge exchange and networking among industry professionals.

Asian Lighting Forum, co-organised with Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association (HKETA) and Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), will take place on 6 April. Renowned speakers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Lutron Electronics and LANZ will share their insights on the impact and applications of human-centric lighting while award-winning lighting and green designers from HKGBC, Cundall and Baseline Lighting Design Studio will share remarkable cases across industries to illustrate the market trend of sustainable lighting design.

Artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home will be in focus at Smart Lighting Solution Forum, which will be co-organised with Asia-Pacific AI Business Alliance (AIBA) and Shanghai Pudong Intelligent Lighting Association (SILA). To be held on 7 April, experts from Tuya, Amazon and Bluetooth as well as other industry leaders will shed light on the application of these technologies in smart lighting products.

Fair websites

Smart Lighting Expo: https://www.hktdc.com/event/smartlightingexpo/en

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition): www.hktdc.com/event/hklightingfairse/en