The 2014 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition
The Guangzhou International Lighting Fair exhibits to a huge number of potential clients every year, each trying to get a foot in the door in the now huge business of LED lighting.
This year there were in excess of 2,600 exhibitors promoting their lighting products making it a one stop sourcing platform for businesses across the world. Visitors heading to the event exceeded the previous years volume at over 120,000.
Jim Prior, President of Architectural Lighting Works (USA) said:
“We are a US-based importer of commercial lighting products. It is my 8th time visiting the show to look for parts, pieces and various components for lighting products. I found a number of quality LED lighting manufacturers. I think the fair has matured and become more and more professional every year.”
With over 215,000 square meters of exhibition space, it is certainly one of the largest events in China specifically dedicated to lighting, and more importantly LED lights.
Some of the largest manufacturers also attend this event, making it more professional and allowing customers to cross reference products and prices. Manufacturers included Cree, Philips Lumileds, Sharp, Samsung and many more.
The fair had focus on sustainable energy sources, showcasing a range of intelligent and efficient lighting systems, control systems and design work. In the broader spectrum, project based business opportunities were sought after with visitors ranging from architects, planners and engineers, designers, building contractors, energy suppliers, housing and property managers and developers and many more.
LED technology was in focus at the fair, with the whole LED industry chain being present, from raw materials, application developers, assemblers and brand managers there were significant opportunities to build strategic relationships and exchange information.
Lighting Matters CEO James Stapledon commented:
“The fair is an amazing place to understand how the LED lighting industry is evolving, and more importantly keep up-to-date with interesting new products on the horizon.”
One particular new product which generated a lot of interest was the LED filament globe, using flip chip technology the A19 light bulb looks like a traditional filament globe but with 90% less energy consumption.