Lighting Japan 2014 Ends on a High Note

Lighting Japan 2014 was comprised of three specialized shows, including the LED/OLED Lighting Expo, making it the biggest ever. Running from Jan. 15-17, the show was held at Big Sight Tokyo. Global lighting heavy weights including Philips, Osram, GE, Panasonic, and Toshiba to name a few, all displayed their new products for the upcoming year. LED components were not the only focal point of the expo. Lighting application and high density integration (HDI) systems also draw a lot of attention from buyers and visitors. OLED application in lighting was another notable trend during the show.

Lighting Japan 2014 was held at Big Sight Tokyo (LEDinside)

OLED steals the show at Lighting Japan 2014:

Lighting Japan 2014: OLED and Its Many Forms
The general conception for OLED applications has been: pretty fancy designs. In the past OLEDs have been mostly used in luxury luminaires, with hefty price tags that only a few can afford. However, manufacturers are looking beyond the niche market of designer made luminaires to more general markets at Lighting Japan 2014, a lighting exhibition event that runs through Jan. 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight. Read More

Philips OLED product LivingSculpture 3D module system. (LEDinside)

Lighting Japan 2014: Still a Long Road Ahead for OLED Lighting
At Lighting Japan 2014 in Tokyo Big Sight, OLED industry insiders of have noted that there is still a long way to go before the technology can become mature enough to compete with LEDs.

From a designer’s perspective OLED is still a very attractive technology for making aesthetic luminaires. OLEDs have the features of being light, flexible, transparent, and low temperatures, pointed out Synqroa Vice President of Development Mitsuhiro Koyama and Vice President of Marketing Jun Shimada. OLED also has a high lifetime of 10,000 hours  However, high costs are still OLEDs Achilles heel, and the lighting source is still behind in energy efficiency compared to LED. Read More

Osram Discusses OLED Development at Lighting Japan 2014

At Lighting Japan 2014, it was clear that large manufacturers have been quickening their pace in introducing OLED into the lighting market. Large international manufacturer Osram spoke about developing OLED in the lighting market during the lighting expo. According to data from the company, OLED luminosity is expected to reach 125lm/W in 2018. The market will take off as luminosity increases and costs drop. Currently, aside from the increased willingness to incorporate OLED for general lighting purposes, large manufacturers have already started R&D for OLED in automotive tail lights. Read More

Innovative concepts by up and coming designers:


Lighting Japan 2014: Mini LED Luminaires Too Cute to Ignore

Decorative mini LED luminaire no bigger than a ball pen attracted the attention of many passer bys at Lighting Japan 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight. Founder of Kadoya Studio Rumi Fukumoto speaks about her miniature LED lighting design IEJI at Lighting Japan 2014.  Read More

Decorative mini LED luminaire IEJI made by Fukumoto. (LEDinside)

Lighting Japan 2014: LED Luminaire Design for the European Market Product designer and founder of Step Design Masahiko Uchiyama speaks about his latest prototype lighting Luna at Lighting Japan 2014, which runs at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan from Jan.15-17. Uchiyama graduated with an industrial design degree major from Chiba University Industrial Design Department in 1984. Read More

Trends and development at Lighting Japan 2014:


Trends at Lighting Japan 2014

Hajime Suzuki, Director and Group Vice President of Reed Exhibitions Japan talks about some of the trends observed at Lighting Japan 2014 this year. The exhibition runs from Jan. 15-17 at Big Sight Tokyo and is one of the biggest lighting events in Asia. Read More

Everlight Brands LED Luminaires through New Subsidiary at Lighting Japan 2014

Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight intent of further developing LED luminaires becomes more evident at Lighting Japan 2014, which took place from Jan. 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight. In the far corner of prototype lighting at the lighting trade show, Everlight Group subsidiary Liang displayed a series of new LED luminaire prototypes. The new player on the LED market speaks about its origins and brand philosophy. Read more

Lighting Japan Overview:


Lighting Japan 2014 Attracts more than 10,000 International Visitors and Buyers
Lighting Japan 2014, an event organized by Reed Exhibition’s Japan arm that ran from Jan. 15-17 at Tokyo Big Sight successfully concluded on the 17th. The three day lighting show has attracted over 9,000 international and domestic visitors during the first two days.

Statistics from the exhibitor showed the first two days of the exhibition attracted 4,328 and 4,904 visitors respectively, no details have been provided for the third day of the show yet. Our estimations based on the performance over the last two days is the actual number might be close to about 12,000 plus visitors. “The number of exhibitors has also increased from 353 in 2013 to 367 this year”, said Hajime Suzuki, Director and Group Vice President of Reed Exhibitions Japan. “While Design Tokyo exhibitors have doubled this year compared to 2013.” Read More

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