HONG KONG: Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the fifth edition of Hong Kong International Lighting Fair – Spring Edition will run from 6-9 April 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The show will play host to over 950 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions, who will showcase their innovative design and trend-setting products to buyers serving both the consumer and the commercial markets.
The fair presents a wide array of the latest lighting products in a sectorised format. Established zones include Hall of Aurora, Hall of LED & Green Lighting, Business of IP Zone, Commercial Lighting, Decorative Lighting, Lighting Accessories, Parts & Components, Technical & Outdoor Lighting while two new zones are Hall of Display World and World of Chandeliers.
Innovative designs draw attention
Buyers looking for new designs should not miss the LYGO lamp by Studio Mango at Decorative Lighting Zone. Available in pendant and floor versions, the lamp features 12 dozens Lego-like LYGO from which an individual lamp can be easily created by stacking and combining into a 50cm diameter shade.
Next Generation Lighting Source from Taiwan, one of the exhibitors in Hall of Aurora, will feature their KAPU lamp, winner of the German IF Product Design Award 2013. Equipped with a hand-shake switch, the nine-colour table lamp design is turned on or off with one shake. Its rechargeable battery makes it energy-saving and portable. The product is ideal for home decoration.
Green and LED lighting
Advancements in LED technology provide energy-saving solutions to users as well as protecting the environment. Neonlite Electronic & Lighting will highlight the new Economy Series LED Lamp of Megaman which has the highest energy-saving efficiency up to 87 percent compared to the traditional halogen and incandescent light bulbs.
With better energy-saving property, the price of the series can be 40-50 percent lower than previous series. Lifespan of the series reaches 15,000 hours and it is rated Class A+ in the new EU energy label scheme.
HEP-Lighting Co. converges technologies for green lighting. Their latest presented High Efficiency Plasma Lighting reduces up to 50 percent energy consumption when compared with traditional lighting. Available with a light dimming function (30 percent to 100 percent), it gives extra flexibility and additional power savings. It is a new and unique type of electrodeless lighting driven by radio frequency microwave. There is also lighting control system enables to control of lamp modules individually or in group.
Avant-garde functional products
Buyers and visitors who are hungry for functional lighting supplies will not be disappointed. The LED Bluetooth 4.0 RGB Light Bulb launched by S-Power Electronics Ltd uses bluetooth 4.0 via user-friendly smartphones / smart electronics devices to control light bulbs in groups or individually. The system supports four mode settings of lighting and colour changing patterns for creating the ideal ambience at home.
The Indoor Hybrid Mode Location Tracking System presented by the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), uses LED luminaries and radio frequency microwave to transfer tracking signals for location identification. It could be used in warehouse for logistic/stocking tracking. The system uses LED luminaries to improve tracking accuracy since it will not be easily affected by nearby metallic objects.
Patented in Hong Kong and the US, the adjustable Moving Light Bulb by Beam Matrix Limited will be shown; it uses radio frequency remote control for direction and light intensity adjustment. The product has also passed relevant safety approval certifications based on UL standards and CE mark standards.
Asian Lighting Forum
To be held on 6 April, the debut Asian Lighting Forum 2013 serves as the meeting place for the local and overseas lighting community. The forum brings together experts from business, government and professional associations to discuss the latest technology developments and regulatory updates within the industry.
The event will be divided into two sessions: “Marking a Milestone – Forecast for Lighting Development” and “Sustainable Lighting in Residential and Commercial Buildings”. Seminars addressing “The Multifaceted Application of LED” and “New Definition of Metropolitan Lighting” will also be arranged to keep buyers abreast of the latest market intelligence.
The fair also presents great opportunities for networking and information exchange. A networking reception cum the 6th Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition Award Presentation Ceremony will be organised for industry players from around the world to expand their business out-reach through face-to-face meetings and to understand new innovations in product design.
Under the theme, Symphony of Light, the competition aims to enhance the design quality within the local lighting industry and promote local products to international buyers. Winning products will be showcased at the Display Area in Hall 1 C Concourse during the fair period.
Buyers’ Forums elaborating business opportunities in both mature and emerging markets, and Exhibitors’ Forum, dedicated for exhibitors to present their new and innovative products will also be staged during the fair.
Hong Kong’s lighting product exports in January 2013 was up 36 percent over the same period last year, to $135 million (HK$1.1 billion). Exports to the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong’s biggest export market for lighting product, grew by 266 percent, to $47 million (HK$369 million) in the first month of 2013, year-on-year. Imports in January 2013 were up 50 percent over the first month of 2012, to $117 million (HK$914 million).