Apr 8, 2017: The LED market for Middle East region is witnessing fresh growth owing to the rising demands for energy efficient lighting solutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as the lifelong and sustainable luminaire looks to lead the public lighting landscape and regional architectural unit.
In 2015, The GCC’s LED market was worth $900 million, consisting 38% of the Gulf’s entire $2.4 billion lighting fixtures market for the year, according to industry analysts Frost & Sullivan. The analysts also said that over 60% of the entire inquiries for lighting in the province are now for LED systems.
Smart and intelligent lighting solutions
One of the chief themes for Light Middle East 2016 is smart and intelligent lighting solutions, thus indicating a move towards sustainability in place of conventional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. Light Middle East 2016 is Gulf’s principal trade show devoted to lighting design and technology which will be held on Oct. 31– Nov. 2, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and is likely to showcase over 425 exhibitors from 30 countries, all of which will keenly platform their most recent wares to a market which is going through a paradigm move in new technology implementation.
A spokesperson from Light Middle East said that as the Middle East region adopts smart lighting solutions, the dynamics of the local market is changing in a rapid manner. The region’s lighting fixtures market will hit $3.5 billion by 2020, and with innovative trends like connected lighting and LED’s junction with information technology, it is likely to see some stimulating new innovations at Light Middle East 2016. The 2016 edition will glimmer the attention on smart lighting concepts, lining up with Dubai’s dream to be the smartest city in the globe added the spokesperson.
Full support from RTA
The Smart Dubai mission is completely supported by the Emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), its chief strategic partners. As an essential segment of the Dubai Water Canal project, the RTA has started its 800 meter Sheikh Zayed Bridge sated with intelligent lighting fixtures controlled through a devoted app.
For third time in a row, Huda Lighting, one of the leading lighting solution providers of the Gulf, will be making its entry in Light Middle East 2016. This time it has come up with a brand collection of the world’s top lighting manufacturers. The company has huge regional expansion plans as the lighting landscape continues to develop. The chief growth for the company is that they have expanded their operations into Kuwait and Egypt, according to a Huda Lighting spokesperson.
Rising demand for LED lights in the Gulf leads to market growth
He further said that Kuwait was a natural growth since the company already covers the rest of the GCC. And Egypt, with over 90 million population that is mainly young and metropolitan, is a market with enormous potential. Smart lighting will be a game changer in the next few years, where lighting is used for purposes other than just illumination. There is a lot of talk about the evolution of smart lighting; there used to be smart systems which controlled lights, added the spokesperson.
QLT Group from Italy is another company to watch out for in the upcoming trade show. It will be marking the presences with its companies Qualitron and Qualiko, among Europe’s foremost producers of LED fixtures. The company witnessed huge increase of action in the regional lighting market in the last 12 months. A spokesperson from QLT Group informed that the group has been witnessing massive increase of sales in the Middle East for its high quality LED strips with high CRI (color rendering index).
Cinmar Lighting Systems, Ruud Lighting Arabia, and Swiss LED are the other top exhibitors to make their way in Light Middle East 2016 with smart lighting solutions at the center of their product portfolios. The yearly event returns with its caption popular features such as the Light Middle East Conference, clubbing together chief leaders to investigate ground-breaking technologies, altering global trends and developing regulations that are impacting the lighting industry in the Gulf region.