''LED Lighting Has Tremendous Importance For India'' - Union Power Minister at LED Expo 2011

Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, Hon'ble Union Minister of Power, Govt. of India spoke about the importance of LED Lighting at the inaguration of 'LED EXPO 2011' at Pragati Maidan on December 1, 2011. The 5th edition of this show on from 1st-3rd December.
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Dec. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- Shri. Sushil Kumar Shinde, Hon'ble Minister of Power, Govt. of India, inaugurated the 5th Edition of this iconic show at Pragati Maidan on December 1, 2011. In his inaugural address at the 'LED Summit 2011', Shri Shinde said " It is reported that Lighting consumes, on an average, 27% of the electricity produced in the world. In advanced countries, this percentage may be as low as 5% and in the under-developed countries; it can be as high as 90%. In this background, LED Lighting with its spectacular potential savings assumes tremendous importance for a country like India, where lighting consumes more than 20% of total energy"

"We expect that in the 12th Plan, LED technology will contribute towards reducing demand in a big way in the area of lighting and industrial application. This shall help in achieving our demand side saving targets under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) in the country" Shri Shinde added further.

Speaking on the occasion, DR Sandeep Garg, Energy Economist, Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE), said " The Indian LED Market is anticipated to grow at 54% till 2014 based on the industry estimates. It is expected that by 2021, LED technology will penetrate 57 percent of the lighting market. By 2031, more than 80 percent of the lighting market will be captured"

With increasing scarcity of natural resources, the demand for efficient technologies and judicious use of existing energy reserves is escalating. In response, LED Expo 2011, India's largest exhibition on LED Lighting Products and Technology is showcasing the fast track developments in the highly promising, energy efficient LED technology from 1st-3rd December 2011 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The size of the 'LED Expo 2011' has increased considerably from previous years covering a total area of 1,00,000 sq ft area tallying a total of 400 booths with 250 Exhibitors this time. The mega event which attracts record-breaking footfall of visitors every year is hoping to attract more than 20,000 visitors from the industry this year as industry efforts increase in creating awareness on LEDs technological benefits and the evident surge of LED applications in the mainstream.

Himani Gulati, Director, Media Exposition and Events, Orgainsers of the Expo said "It is great that we have received support from a number of Government bodies associated with this cause like the MNRE(Ministry of New & Renewable Energy), BEE, MOP, DIT, SESI, IBC & trade associations like ELCINA & LEDMA"

The Expo has attracted vast participation from well-known and competitive companies both from within the country and overseas with international participation from Germany, Italy, UK, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, China, USA, Korea, Dubai, Hong Kong and India. Special Country Pavilions from Taiwan supported by TAITRA, Japan LED alliance pavilion & China pavilion have taken active participation in the show. A good number of domestic companies are also exhibiting from all across the country.

A few of the industry's best companies participating in the event include: Philips Lumileds, Nihon Garter, Cree Asia-Pacific Ltd., Nichia, Everlight, Createled, Epistar, VIN, Carclo, Tridonic, Khatod, Shenzhen Light Power, Prolight, Regnant, Edison, Amka, Seoul Semiconductors, Moser Baer, Toshiba, Edison, Meanwell, Labsphere etc to name a few.

"LED Expo 2011 offers a unique opportunity to interact with professionals who influence purchasing decisions worldwide. It attracts potential and qualified buyers from various fields such as Architecture, Hospitality, Real estate, Educational institutions, Govt. Planning departments, Municipal corporations, Lighting Designers, Led & Lighting Industry, Electronics, Automotive Industry etc." said Gaurav Juneja, Director, Media Exposition & Events.

Concurrent to the expo, 'LED SUMMIT 2011' a 2 day International Conference on the LED Lighting Products & Technology is also being conducted. Dr. D.M. Kale, Director General, ONGC is the Chairman of the Summit. Eminent speakers from Government Department, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Ministry of Power, TERI, ONGC, Railways, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Industry players from India & International Speakers from Epistar, Philips Lumileds, Japan Led Association, China Led Association, TAITRA etc will speak on various topics related to LED Industry.

On the show floor there are live demo rooms (LED Application Zones) showcasing the various applications of Led Lighting with mock up rooms targeting four application areas from applications like Office lighting, Rural Lighting, Hotel Guest Room Lighting & Bar Lighting. These mock up rooms have been created live as per actual places to give the exact effect of LED Lightings in action. A product showcase gallery has also been created at the show.

This show also opens new avenues & opportunities for LED manufacturing to be started in India, as the demand is growing . The technology for manufacturing & packaging LEDs is at display at the show from countries like Japan & Taiwan.

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LED Expo has evolved as a premier exhibition & the biggest & only show exclusively on LED Lighting Products and Technology. It is defining the future of this industry in an increasingly competitive and fierce market. A highlight of the global solid-state lighting calendar, the event offers a unique opportunity for global organisations to penetrate, expand and understand the Indian LED & solid-state lighting markets and continues to generate unprecedented industry participation from leading organizations.

http://www.theledexpo.com

About the Organisers - LED expo is organized by Media Exposition & Events (MEX), an international exhibition company that has produced more than 50 market leading trade exhibitions for various segments in addition to various magazines & advertising trade directories of repute.
Other Exhibitions organised by MEX include Mediaexpo, Officeexpo, Giftsworldexpo, etc & Publications include LED World, Sign & P.O.P World & Media 2000.
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