Science & Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurating the event.

“We will build 100 airports in the next 15 years and for that we have experts and an investment of US$ 65 billion for this industry. This will be a big opportunity for the lighting industry,” promises Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu while inaugurating the Light India 2018 exhibition in Delhi.

He further added, “This is a great occasion where excellent brands have displayed their products in the fast-growing lighting industry. We promise to provide full support for the exports of these products and encourage the exhibitors to have more manufacturing not only for the domestic but also for the global markets. While we ensure environment friendly lights aesthetics will be equally important so the industry has an opportunity of providing innovative solutions. We want the industry to manufacture in India not just for Indian markets but for global markets.”

Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu delivering inaugural address at the Light India 2018 exhibition in Delhi.

India is all decked up to emerge as the largest market for lighting systems, especially the LED segment, as a lot has changed in the last four years. According to Sunil Sikka, Advisor, ELCOMA, “LED lights in India are sold below Rs 50 and this month the domestic production of LED lights has crossed one billion. Almost 12 per cent of all LED lighting systems sold all over the world is consumed by India alone.”

Bridging the gap between global industry giants and the serious buyers, Messe Frankfurt recently organised Light India 2018 and Electrical Building Technology 2018 (EBTI) in association with Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers (ELCOMA). The event held in Delhi brought together 193 exhibitors from India, China, Hong Kong and the UAE.

Continuing the enthusiasm Science & Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “We have discussed Light India and the industry’s role as to how the stakeholders have helped us reduce the price of LED lights from Rs 380 to Rs 250.”

Standing out as a market having immense potential, India has gained the attention from many global investors and business leaders in the lighting and electrical building industry. The top-notch domestic and international leaders from lighting, building and automation market have participated in the 3-day exhibition seizing business opportunities and preparing the Indian market for a smart and tech-ready transformation in lights and building automation systems.

Product highlights

  • India ‘s first 5-Star LED bulb that is low-glare, fixture-free and 30% brighter than 3-Star LED by Orient Electric
  • Jaquar introduced its latest copper chandelier finely crafted with silver plating that is equipped with intelligent lighting features which pull through the fluctuations of high/low voltage and high/low temperature.
  • WiFi connected lights that can be grouped together and are operated through the Ecoearth neo mobile app by Neo Ecoearth.
  • A range of smart lights that includes panel lights, street light T8 sensor tube light and LED solar street light with reflectors with dimming, delay time and many other functions by Chatur Lights.
  • LED downlight (architectural) can be used in offices, shops, exhibition halls, hotels, restaurants, cafes, malls, as it is eye friendly, long lasting, eco-friendly, non-hazardous and has a life of 15,000 hours by ERO Global.
  • 2×2 cleanroom fitting (bottom and top opening) that is eco-friendly and can be used in high IP class Pryotech.
  • Covestro unveils range of polycarbonate resins and blends, along with application support, for designers and manufacturers in the LED lighting industry that can be used for LED lenses, diffusors, reflectors, and housings.
  • App operated smart lights that includes bulb, downlights and striplights that give a full spectrum of palette of 16 million colours by Svarochi.