The 9th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition)will be staged from 6 to 9 April 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Over 1,300 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions are expected to participate in this four-day event. New exhibitors from Turkey, Thailand and the Philippines are taking part for the first time. The fair offers global buyers a one-stop sourcing platform for all finished products, parts and components, enhancing business opportunities for visitors and industry players.
Smart Innovative Products Improve Living Environment
Nowadays, smart lighting products with multi-functions can be easily controlled through smart devices and remote control, creating a more comfortable living environment. Sino Digit Technology Limited (Booth No.: 1E-B26) will showcase a LED Wifi Anti-Mosquito Bulb, which has an output of over 800 lumens. It is the first Wifi connected LED bulb includes a system that traps and kills mosquitoes based upon the latest anti-mosquitoes technologies, users can also control the bulb from anywhere.
Shenzhen Emoi Lifestyle Co., Limited (Booth No.: 1E-D19) will showcase Smart Flower Lamp Speaker, a design inspired by saplings and blossoms, as well as a combination of LED light, music player, and power bank. Users can remote control its functions through APP, including music player, light control and timer. In addition, the product includes a built-in microphone that allows users to make hands-free calls. The handy design also makes it very convenient to carry along.
Lighting fixture is not just for illumination, it also enhance the taste of life. DS Holding Industries Limited (Booth No.: 3C-B03) will display its Edison X-Large Globe Squirrel Filament Light Bulb. The vintage light bulb is very versatile which can be used with a lamp shade or can be used independently. Using the latest technology that mimics an incandescent bulb, the classic design can simply be decorations for home, even cafe, bar, restaurant, hotel, store etc., creating a soft and nostalgic atmosphere.
Taiwanese exhibitor iSmart Electronic Tech. Co., Ltd. (Booth No.: 1C-D05) will exhibit a Die-casting Laser Meteor Shower Projector that produces bright and stable laser light. The product can decorate outdoor living space with wireless remote control and an automatic 24 hours cycle timer, as well as waterproof and can work in low temperature.
Zones are Brilliant Sources of Light
A number of thematic zones cater to differing merchandising needs of global buyers by facilitating the sourcing of marvellous lighting fixtures. Hall of Aurora is dedicated to renowned brands, such as Viribright, Forest Lighting, TCL, Jaykal and SKY-LIGHTING. Some 200 lighting brands from different countries and regions are featuring their new and exciting products in this zone. Other highlighted zones include World of Professional & Industrial Lighting, Avenue of Chandeliers, LED & Green Lighting, Advertising Display Lighting and the inaugural Smart Lighting & Solutions.
Asian Lighting Forum
A number of notable activities are running through the fair period, including seminar, buyer forums, exhibitor forum, etc. A highlighted event is the Asian Lighting Forum on the first day (6 April) of the fair, which is co-organised with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Electronics Division and Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association. Prominent experts and professional organisations, including DEKRA, IHS Markit, Philips, Osram, Hong Kong’s Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Klaasen Lighting Design will gather to exchange views on smart lighting trends, technology, cyber security and applications.
Trade Growth in Major Markets
In 2016, the total value of Hong Kong’s exports of lighting products reached HK$ 9.5 billion. Hong Kong’s exports of lighting products to USA and France, the major markets of the industry, increased by 2.3% and 4.7%; export to Vietnam, which is one of the emerging markets, is up 34% over the same period last year. Top 5 exporting markets are USA, Chinese mainland, Japan, Germany and France.