Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

Exploring Infinite Possibilities in Lighting Technology at GILE from June 9 to June 12, 2024

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The 29th edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) and 21st edition of Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) will be held concurrently from 9 – 12 June, 2024 in areas A and B at the China Import and Export Fair Complex located in Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China.

Human-centric spatial design and city planning will become a core focus to deeply connect people with art, technology, and business. Innovations in interior design and advances in LED technology will provide opportunities for the industry. Under the concept of “Light – The Power of Infinity”, GILE 2024 will continue to provide participants a platform for broadening their horizons and gaining inspiration, developing new techniques, technologies, and applications with the quality of light and digitalization in mind.

The 2024 edition will expand upon the concept of “Light +” and transform it into “Light∞” representing a platform that will bring together all participants on a journey into the future of lighting innovation. As the world moves from traditional manufacturing to a new era where advances in technology play a key role in the economy, the lighting industry has emerged as one of the adopters of innovation. Thinking about the future, the use of light will be even more efficient and the full spectrum of light will be widely applied.

In the era of “Light +”, the lighting industry is developed to encompass more and more new applications. Infinity in this sense represents the future of the industry, helping to implement lighting that improves people’s lives and working conditions and provides entertainment.

Stepping into the age of ‘data technology’, AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) technology has made significant breakthroughs, becoming more streamlined, sophisticated, and wide-ranging in its applications. New consumption patterns are shaping lifestyle trends while personal health and environmental impacts are also affecting individual purchasing decisions and behavior. The lighting industry is developing from standalone LED products to an interconnected system, from display stores to immersive experience stores, and from traditional sales to a unified marketing strategy integrating all sales channels. There are infinite possibilities for the lighting industry right now, so that’s why the show is building on the previous theme of ‘Light +’, with the concept of ‘Infinity’ to encourage industry players to bring about the improved spatial experience, better quality of life and a zero-carbon future.

Ms Lucia Wong, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.

With 8 major lighting application settings, the multi-dimensional exhibition space “Light+” offers the industry players a chance to integrate and demonstrate the latest lighting technology along with effective communication. We can observe the potential in the lighting sector here with all parties.

  1. Intelligent solutions for new challenges – smart lighting is poised to evolve further by making use of self-learning algorithms based on individual user habits. These technological advancements add extra value to products. This turns them from simple light fixtures into smart products that manage and regulate our environments.
  2. Net-zero future – In recent years, alongside the rapid development of LED technology, minimizing energy consumption and emissions has become one of the key objectives of the industry.
  3. Five senses experience – By integrating sound, light, shadow, AI, VR, new visual media, and haptic technology, immersive experiences for tourists can be created using all five senses. This represents a significant upgrade to lighting technology serving the tourism industry.
  4. Individualism and customization – People’s physical and emotional needs are becoming the main focus of indoor lighting. Currently, smart home lighting can adapt to individualized needs and apply to different lighting scenarios.
  5. New business models – The “Light +” era has also given rise to new business models, transitioning from the sale of standalone lighting products to delivering a comprehensive lighting service. With a clear service target, the industry needs to design lighting applications using smart and human-centric technology to gain increased customer recognition and demand and replace existing services in the market.
  6. Industry 4.0 leads the intelligent manufacturing future – Industry 4.0 combines the development of automation and informatization. It utilizes advanced technologies such as cloud factories, AI, IoT, and data to improve production efficiency.
  7. Technological innovation – Over the last century, the lighting industry has developed rapidly evolving to the use of IoT, optical communication, and big data analysis. Throughout this process industry players have improved the quality of light, aligning their technologies with the needs of the time.  Combining smart technologies with lighting can also improve the interaction between light, spaces, and people. This offers increased adaptability to the needs and preferences of individuals.
  8. Yielding infinite possibilities – As an industry that is continually on the rise, lighting continues to inspire industry players to strive for innovation despite the ever-changing circumstances.