The exhibition space of Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2012 hit a record high. Unlike the previous years, LED lighting took over the spotlight at this year’s exhibition. The exhibition showed a lot of promise given the breakthroughs in LED lighting performance and design.
LED cylinder lights
LED down lights
LED lighting design plays an integral role in LED applications. In theory, LED lighting fixtures’ spectrum is hard to replace that of traditional lighting. However with the recent breakthroughs, LED lighting becomes more and more applicable.
LED candle lights as decoration
Dinning room lighting solution by Kingsun
Living room lighting solution by Jiuzhou Optoelectronics Technology
LED household lighting fixtures garnered attention at the exhibition, even though it has been the “virgin sector” in Chinese LED industry. Sean Zhou, Regional Marketing Director at Philips Lumileds, noted household lighting takes up a considerable portion of the global LED market. He predicted it will become the focus for the Chinese market in the next two, three years. Nonetheless, affected by the low market acceptance and uncompetitive prices of LED household lighting at present, the market outlook remains lukewarm.
LED light tubes with a beam angle of 360 degree
LED office lighting solution
Office lighting requires high brightness, which is the weak point of LED lighting, but at this year’s exhibition, many LED firms’ commercial lighting solutions showed promise.
LED strip lights
Elec-Tech’s advertisement made with LED lights
Currently LED light tube technology has been making remarkable progress in terms of beam angle and color temperature, therefore, LED lighting’s penetration rate is expected to increase in the advertising sector.
Panasonic showcased its stunning new lighting solutions
Decorative LED street lamps
Lighting decoration composed of LED PAR lights and spotlights
CREE’s LED solution for food display lighting
Landscape lighting demonstration
LED green light with blue patterns
Example of spotlights in lighting decoration
Optical design is one of the important trends as far as LED lighting’s future developments are concerned. It is possible to meet users’ assorted decorative needs with a right combination of LED lighting fixture and decoration objects.
Global big names showcased their innovations in LED lighting, showing the unlimited possibilities of LED. According to LEDinside survey, although LED lighting fixtures have replaced traditional lighting in a number of sectors, in those where beaming angle, color rendering index, and lighting contrast are highly emphasized, LED still has a long way to go.