Energy-saving products shine at light show

November 2015

The 10th edition of Light Middle East 2015, the region’s premier lighting design and technology trade fair, ended on a successful note in Dubai last month with innovative product launches and solid participation, up 14 per cent over the previous year.

The event, held along with Light Middle East Conference, featured 370 exhibitors from 33 countries. Also, more than 6,155 trade visitors from 65 countries attended.

A glittering awards ceremony drew the curtains on the three-day event which was marked by innovative product launches and novel energy-saving lighting solutions, said the event organisers.

At the show, more than 100 of the world’s leading manufacturers showcased their latest hi-tech products in particular at the Future Zone, providing a clear view of the future direction of lighting design and technology.

US-headquartered Lutron, a specialist in lighting controls and dimmers, announced the Middle East launch of its Quantum Vue Facility Management Tool – an integrated system that manages light and temperature in buildings from anywhere, on any device.

The high tech system was installed in The New York Times office building, saving the daily newspaper $600,000 in annual lighting expenses.

According to Shadi Kharouf, the sales director for Lutron in the Middle East, Turkey, and Central Asia, Quantum Vue will be just as effective in the region.

“The Middle East is one of the most interesting regions that Lutron operates in because there is a strong demand for sustainable lighting solutions and new technology,” remarked Kharouf.

Another exhibitor pushing the boundaries of technology and imagination at the show was German manufacturer Lux Velocitas, which presented a global launch of its volaTiles – ultra-thin LED modules with control software mounted under glass mosaics.

Meanwhile, the Light Middle East Awards, which is into its third year, is the customary conclusion to Light Middle East, said the organiser.

“Every year, the Light Middle East Awards attracts an increasingly diverse range of projects and products with energy efficiency and the use of new LED technologies a constant theme,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East.

Box Park and Souk Al Manzil in Dubai, along with Qatar’s Banana Island Resort by Anantara, were among the big winners at this year’s Light Middle East Awards, which was attended by 500 industry professionals to recognise and reward the region’s most outstanding lighting projects and products.

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