Lighting products in focus at major expo
Dubai, August 30, 2011
An upcoming expo in Dubai is set to turn the spotlight on the latest trends in the lighting sector and developments that are currently impacting the worldwide industry and also highlight the range and scope of the Middle East market.
Light Middle East 2011, the region's major trade and networking event for the lighting design and technology industries, will run from September 12 to 14 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
With the expo taking place in under two weeks, there is great interest in the event being generated among lighting product manufacturers, designers, architects and developers, said the event organisers.
'Going by current trends in the region, there is a lot of interest in the latest developments in the lighting design and technology fields, especially with regard to its impact on the environment and potential for energy and cost savings,' said organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt chief executive officer Ahmed Pauwels.
'The global lighting market is currently going through tremendous changes. Increased efficiency standards, a growing concern with energy efficiency and breakthroughs in the light-emitting diode (LED) sector are all factors that are affecting the market.'
These trends are underlined in the latest analysis from IMS Research, which indicated that the world lighting market in 2010 was worth $8 billion, with lamps making up 24 per cent of the total.
By 2015, the value of the market will surge to $115 billion, with lamps making up 33pc of the total.
According to the findings, this market growth is driven by advancements in LED technology, which are increasing their efficiency, while decreasing their overall price. Currently, LEDs make up 10pc of the total lighting market but by 2015, this is expected to increase to 46pc.
Light Middle East 2011 will also feature a comprehensive programme of conferences and workshops.
The interactive forums and instructional workshops and seminars have been proving increasingly popular over the years with lighting industry professionals, designers and consultants from the Middle East.
The three-day programme, which includes Green Middle East, Light Insight Arabia Conference, a Lighting Masterclass and an Introduction to Lighting workshop, will highlight modern trends in lighting solutions, energy-efficiency, green lighting and the potential savings in costs and resources offered by the latest designs.
Additionally, a new feature at Light Middle East is the Best in Class lighting competition sponsored by General Electric.
A selection of graduating students will show creative solutions in two different competition categories: faade lighting and energy saving lighting products.
The best designs will be presented at Light Middle East with the prize to include a visit to Light+Building, Frankfurt next April.-TradeArabia News Service