Lighting : Lighting August 2015 - Vol 35 Issue 4
44 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | August/September 2015 I had the pleasure of attending, as a guest, the Exhibition’s 20th anniversary show from 9 - 12 June 2015, at it usual venue, the China Import and Export Fair Complex Guangzhou, China. I cannot remember the first time I visited but it must have been 10 or 15 years ago. I think it was just after it moved to the then new Fair Complex, on Pazhou Island. I was amazed at the sizes of the interconnected exhibition halls; each of them was the size of an airport terminal building. The Exhibition occupies two of these vast “terminals”. One of the improvements this year was to have the registration checking outside the group of buildings rather than at each one, eliminating delays at these choke points. Many visitors to the exhibition don’t realise the history of the location, probably because there are few old buildings remaining. Huangpu, a small village on the eastern edge of Pazhou Island was the seaport of Guangzhou since the Song dynasty. Between 1757 and 1842, it was the only Chinese port open to foreign trade. During that period the quantity of opium transiting Huangpu surged; it became the centre of opium smuggling and was later the focus of the Opium Wars. Before being a centre of opium smuggling, Huangpu was the departure point of the maritime Silk Road. This alternative maritime route replaced the inland route that was sometimes closed by the rulers of kingdoms on China’s borders. Silk, porcelain, spices and other goods found their way to the West via the straits of Malacca, India and the Middle East. Huangpu contributed to shaping Guangzhou as a business city. When next you visit the exhibition, leave a little time to explore the Customs Station and the lighthouses on Pazhou. The 2015 exhibition had 2,698 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions, a small increase over the 2,621 in 2014 and occupied the same floor space (225,000 m2) in both years. Visitor numbers rose from 129,885 in 2014 to 135,990 from 131 countries and regions. This is a good result in these economically strained times. As the LED industry slowly sorts itself out, there has been a reduction in average luminance at this exhibition (and most others that I’ve attended). This is the result of what appears to be a reduction in retrofit LED replacements for most other modestly powered lamps or, maybe, fewer of their manufacturers are exhibiting; so there is less glare (at all CCTs from <3000K to way above 20th Anniversary logos at the Fair. Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 20th Anniversary 6000K). There seem to be many more manufacturers/exhibitors of LED panel luminaires, set to become the “recessed troffer” of the future. So, fewer “corn bulbs” and more (diffusing panel) luminaires, many of which show much greater colour consistency than previously. It is still early days of lighting’s flirtation with the internet of things; a few manufacturers have dipped their toes into the waters but I couldn’t detect any clear indication of the future. There were various lighting control systems on show. Again, there is some way to go; most people just want to switch lights on and off without having to find their smart device and all the rigmarole to get an app to do the switching. There was an events program arranged into four “Light+” tracks: design, market, technology and network. REPORT IES CORPORATE MEMBERS FINANCIAL CORPORATE SPONSORS AS OF 17 JULY 2015 Aglo Systems Victoria & Tasmania ANL Lighting Australia Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania Aurora Lighting Group New South Wales Australian Sheet Traders New South Wales Citelum Australia Victoria & Tasmania Citelum Australia Queensland Cundall Johnson & Partners Victoria & Tasmania Delta Energy Systems Victoria & Tasmania Eagle Lighting - Fagerhult New Zealand Eagle Lighting Australia New South Wales Eagle Lighting Australia Victoria & Tasmania Eagle Lighting Australia Queensland ECC NZ Ltd New Zealand Eco-Lightech Solution Ltd New Zealand eCubed Building Workshop New Zealand Efficient Lighting Systems Victoria & Tasmania ERCO Lighting Pte Ltd New South Wales Forman Building Systems New Zealand Gamma Illumination New South Wales GM Poles Queensland Haneco Lighting Australia Pty Ltd South Australia Harcroft Lighting Pty Ltd New South Wales Hella Australia Pty Ltd - NSW New South Wales Hella Australia Pty Ltd - QLD Queensland Hella Australia Pty Ltd - VIC Victoria & Tasmania Inlite - SA South Australia Intralux Australia Pty Ltd Queensland Jadecross Pty Ltd New South Wales JHA Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd New South Wales JSB Lighting Western Australia JSB Lighting South Australia JSB Lighting Victoria & Tasmania JSB Lighting Queensland JSB Lighting Pty Ltd New South Wales KKDC New Zealand Ltd New Zealand Klik Systems Australia Pty Limited New South Wales Klik Systems QLD Queensland Klik Systems’s agent - H.I Lighting S.A South Australia Klik Systems’s agent - H.I . Lighting Western Australia Klik Systems’s agent - Mark Herring Lighting New Zealand Klik Systems’s Agent - Southern Lighting & Distribution Victoria & Tasmania Leadsun Victoria & Tasmania Lighting Australia Pty Ltd New South Wales Lighting Design Partnership Pty Ltd New South Wales Lights Lights Lights Victoria & Tasmania Lumen8 Architectural Lighting Queensland Mondoluce Western Australia Opal Lighting Systems New South Wales Optic Fibre & LED Lighting Solutions Pty Ltd New South Wales Orca Solar Lighting Pty Ltd Queensland Orion Solar Pty Ltd Queensland Peak Consultants Pty Ltd Western Australia Solus Lighting Solutions Queensland Sonic Lighting Victoria & Tasmania Stramac Pty Ltd New South Wales TMK Consulting Engineers South Australia Total Electrical Connection Pty Ltd New South Wales Tridonic Australia Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania Tridonic Australia Pty Ltd New South Wales Versalux Pty Ltd - New Zealand New Zealand Versalux Pty Ltd - NSW New South Wales Versalux Pty Ltd - QLD Queensland Versalux Pty Ltd - SA South Australia Versalux Pty Ltd - VIC Victoria & Tasmania Visual Lighting International Pty Ltd Western Australia Webb Australia Group New South Wales Webb Australia Group Queensland Webb Australia Group Victoria & Tasmania WE-EF LIGHTING Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania Zumtobel Group New South Wales Zumtobel Lighting Pty Ltd Victoria & Tasmania A combination of these essential aspects of lighting can create valuable educational experience for participants, for example “Light+Design+Technology”. The exhibition continues to attract organisations who wish to use the opportunity of the exhibition and its facilities for meetings and conferences. Some are free, some are closed to members-only and others charge an admission fee. The US Pavilion organised US SSL technologies for a sustainable future; the Asian Association of Lighting Designers had a half-day session on Lighting Arts; there was the daylong LEDforum 2015; a Zigbee Alliance half-day meeting and the Lighting Council of Australia participated in the Agora: The Industry. In fact, the “fringe program” is getting so full that there are multiple clashes between topics of interest provided by different organisers. It’s time to plan to attend next year’s Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition from 9 – 12 June 2016. Before that, from 13 – 18 March 2016, the biennial Light + Building, will take place in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information regarding the shows, please visit www.light.messefrankfurt.com.cn or email firstname.lastname@example.org There was a constant steam of visitors moving between the vast exhibition halls.
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