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Lighting : April May 2011
76 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | April/May 2011 FEATURE 2nd Taiwan International Lighting Show The show ran for four days, with 266 exhibitors, in 634 booths (Figure 2). It was modestly sized by the major shows in the region; those in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. However, it attracted 1,058 international and 17,000 domestic visitors. There was about $700 million of sales during the show with potentially more afterwards. As the use of LED lighting systems continues to grow and becomes more popular, many industry experts believe that LEDs can replace traditional lamps. To discuss and examine this trend, the Taiwan International Lighting Show organisers held an international forum, which brought international experts and business people together. THE FORUM The forum had two sessions. The morning session discussed the LED lighting development trend, while the afternoon session was focused on the market potential of the Greater China market. Dr. Roland Koch, Product Manager of Tridonic said that the LED manufacturing industry will undergo widespread upgrades that must be comprehensive. From microprocessors to components, modules and packaging, all of these parts will be packaged into a complete LED product. “Development of new material is important to enhance the efficiency of lighting products,” said James Huang, general manager of 3S Silicon Tech Inc, which is now engaged on a research project with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) for developing a new material for LED packing. “Hopefully, a successful research result will be announced no later than the end of this year,” he added. Yun-Li Charles Li, CTO of Genesis Photonics gave an example of how production costs of semiconductors have been reduced by 300 percent thanks to technological advances. Applying this to LED lighting systems, Li also believes the LED research explosion is imminent. In addition, Enboa Wu, vice president and group director of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company (ASTRI), stressed, “In recent years, the rise of China is likely to lead the trend of LED large-scale manufacturing. It’s worth thinking about how Taiwanese companies can use this to their advantage.” The afternoon session, presided over by David Chang, chairman of Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association ( TLFEA), was had experts from the mainland (China) and Taiwan. Speakers from China were Eric Zhou, General Manager of NVC Lighting Technology and Rodger Lu, Managing Director of Great China, Tridonic (Shanghai). There were three Taiwanese speakers: Steven Lin, chairman of Yah Juang Lighting Technology Co, Roger Chen, special assistant to chairman, Tons Lightology Inc, as well as Amy Chien, assistant to president, Formosa Epitaxy Inc. FIGURE 2. Part of the exhibition hall.
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