An important event for the LED industry in India, lighting professionals from all over the country descended to the capital in December to be a part of the LED Expo Delhi edition.
Held from 5-7 December, 260 companies from eight countries exhibited an extensive range of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions at the 3-day show. From raw materials and components to accessories and finished products, exhibitors showcased general applications in LED lighting and introduced advanced possibilities in design and usage.
A number of reputed LED companies in India brought something new to the table either displaying new products or displaying updated product portfolios with new features. The presence of a number of international companies gave a global perspective of the advancements in LED technology and the possibilities of newer applications.
LED Smart Bulb from Fiem
As part of its smart home solutions product line, Fiem showcased the intelligent LED Smart Bulb. The bulb can be connected with a controller pod to a power source and works through a Wi-Fi router or Bluetooth. The bulb can be controlled with either an IOS (Apple iphone)/android by downloading the X-light App from the App store/ Google play. The 6W LED bulb is capable of producing more than one million color combinations. A fascinating feature is that it can even check the heartbeat of a person.
Coolux Lighting showcases Ecolux Glareless Panel
China-based solid-state lighting development and manufacturing company Coolux Lighting which specializes in edge-lit illumination technology displayed an ultra-bright, low glare LED panel at its booth. Using microlens optical technology, the Glareless Ultra-bright panel offers real lighting experience with minimum glare. At 11mm in thinness, the product has an efficacy of 110lm/W, 85% beam angle and UGR<19.
The general atmosphere at the event after speaking to a number of exhibitors was quite positive as they felt the LED industry in India was visibly picking up and consumer queries were more specific concerning quality and performance. Mr. Mohandas K, Head-Business unit of Firefly LED Products one of the largest integrated manufacturers of LED lights in India feels the LED manufacturing sector in the country is looking bright. “In the last 3 years there has been a lot of improvement in terms of manufacture of LED lights. A lot of manufacturers have come up and we see many more are ready to enter the market.” Applauding the Government’s initiative to promote LED lamps and encourage local manufacturing he further comments, “If you’re importing products, they should be certified by BIS which is doing a good job in helping the Government enable manufacturing within the country rather than import products.”
International exhibitors too found India to be a good market for their products. Speaking of MLS’ foray into India last year, Mr. Ita Lin CEO of MLS India said the expansion into India was a sound decision from a business perspective and even though the Indian Prime Minister’s announcement of the Make-in-India campaign made it more difficult to import goods into the country, MLS is happy to support local manufacturers by supplying electrical drivers and other housing parts to make them more competitive.