In 2009, India began a plan of replacing 4 million inefficient incandescent bulbs with CFL by 2012. By 2013 several Indian states announced plans of replacing some 200,000 fluorescent tube lights with LEDs.LEDs remain a minority in the Indian market with only three to five percent market share as existing CFL users are less willing to convert to LED lighting. The bi-annual LED Expo 2016 has created an ideal arena for LED and lighting sector since years. Companies from India and abroad come together with cost-effective and competitive LED solutions for the Indian market at this global platform hosted by Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs, a global leader of industry's highly respected Light + Building fairs. This year, the LED Expo 2017 will be held at Bombay Exhibition centre, Goregaon from 11th May- 13th May.
This year 202 companies will be exhibiting at LED Expo 2017, which includes 110 Indian companies, and 84 International companies.Foreign contingent will be ably represented by companies from countries like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea among others. Amongst these, the Chinese will have a strong presence at LED Expo 2017. The LED Expo always creates an ideal arena for LED and lighting sector players to showcase new trends inconnected lighting, data-enabled street lighting for smart cities, innovations in luminaries, lighting controls, wireless technology, among other emerging tech and trends.
The signature event of the expo, the LED Summit will take place at LED Expo 2017 by storm with “Smart Solutions for Future Lighting” being the main topic of discussion for the leaders in LED lighting systems. Several topics like Adapting Wireless Technology to Lighting Control, Affordable Lighting Solutions: Projects, Next Generation Connected Lighting: New Trend in the Lighting Industry will be the hot topics of discussion at the summit. Held concurrently with LED Expo – India’s premier exhibition on LED lighting products and technologies, the sixteen edition of LED summit will take place on 11 to 13thMay at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre.
While speaking at the announcement, Mr. Raj Manek, MD, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs shares, "With the strong backing of government and regulatory authorities, LED Expo continues to move ahead towards its goal of promoting energy efficient lighting in India."
Some of the noted Indian companies participating in the expo are Osram, Led Fixtures India, Crescent Lighting, Hielind Asia, Wago Indian Pvt.Ltd, Meanwell, Architectural Lighting Solutions, Opulus, Emerging Technologies, Swingtel etc.
LED Expo Mumbai has received able support from Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Min. of Commerce & Industry MEDA - Maharashtra Energy Development Agency, BEST - Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking, ELCINA - ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF INDIASESI - Solar Energy Society of India, IBC - Indian Building Congress
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