Everyone was impressed with India’s largest exhibition on LED lighting products and technology’s business dynamism. The diverse product portfolio by 215 exhibitors (signifying a 31% growth as compared to 160 exhibitors in 2016), and growing international participation together with the concurrent LED Summit attracted 9,100 business visitors over the three days. Exemplifying the trade success of the platform, over 30% exhibitors re-booked for the next edition in Delhi.
Tejas Lomate, Director, S M Solar Ltd, said, “Our display of products such as solar street lights without batteries, industrial lights of 500 and 1000 watt were new to the Indian market and have received a very good response at LED Expo. We are meeting quality visitors who have placed orders with us. We have closed deals worth 15-20 lacs already during the course of three days and are excited to be back for the Delhi edition.”
Another exhibitor, Gagan Bhansali, CEO, Innovo Lites, said, “The best part of exhibiting at this show was, that it is a purely b2b show focusing on LEDs and we are assured that we are interacting with genuine buyers from the industry who are interested in business.”
Visitors were treated to a dazzling display of the latest technologies and LED product innovations, while the one-day summit ensured hundreds of industry professionals were privy to the latest insights on technology, business development and regulatory fronts.
One such visitor at the fair was, Sachin Tandon, Senior Manager Construction, Tata Projects Ltd, said, “Relevant trends and new concepts are being discussed on this forum, one such being the driverless LEDs, and I had a chance to directly interact with the speaker to discuss this at length. We are working on the Pune smart street lighting project where we are looking at replacing 100,000 lights. Out of these, 25,000 have already been replaced and we are looking at new solutions for further implementations. This has proved to be a useful platform to source products as well as gain insights.”
Important announcements were made by noted panelists at the fair including S K Marwah, Director, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), who while discussing about National Policy on Electronics, NPE 2012, said, “Domestic LED manufacturers will get 50% preference for government procurement projects. 200 manufactures of various sizes are also adding to the growth of the industry in India. We are also working towards target Net ZERO imports by 2020 for the electronics sector and attract investments on USD 100 billion by 2020. The purpose of being there was to inform the industry about these initiatives.”
Another prominent speaker, D Christopher, General Manager, Electric Lamp & Component Manufacturers Association (ELCOMA), said ,“Smart India has enough lighting opportunities for all stakeholders. By the year 2020, the lighting business will be 26,000 crores out of which 23,000 crores will be LED alone. We envision to reduce lighting power consumption from 18% to 13% by the year 2020 by changing existing domestic lights sockets and street lights with LED, while sharing about Vision 2020 – Roadmap for ELCOMA. ”
Affirming that this was a key event for sector players to track industry advancements, Bhavesh Mehta, Deputy General Manager, Reliance Retail Ltd, said, “We have been following the LED industry very closely and to keep up to date about the latest trends in the Indian market. At Reliance Retail, we are mainly interested in the end products and source these from exhibitors at the fair directly. The show has grown as compared to the last edition and the diverse products have added much more value to the show.”
Also visiting the fair was Himanshu Dalvi, Consultant, Cosmo Ferrites Ltd, said, “I have been associated with Light India and LED Expo since many years and have found that these fairs provide a platform to meet serious buyers for actual transactions to be taken place. It is a win-win situation for exhibiting companies because there is always a return on investments made. I strongly feel that the event should also be taken to the south as well.”