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February 10, 2023

GILE 2023 highlights 6 themes exploring the new "Light +" concept
In order to face future challenges, lighting industry players will have to think outside the box and use innovation to bring imaginative concepts into reality. The fair will therefore explore the concept of “Light +”, which combines traditional lighting technologies with advanced technology areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), new energy and the “Metaverse”.  
    The future of the lighting industry is full of imagination as industry players come up with new ideas to increase the applications of light. This is the essence of “Light +”, offering limitless possibilities to the lighting industry, some examples of the concept in action are:
Light + Smart technology = Semiconductor lighting + Digitalisation (HCL + AI + IoT)
Light + Healthy environment = Visible light + Psychological light + Physiological light
Light + Horticulture = Vertical farming + Sustainable food growing solutions
Light + Art = The aesthetics of space + The Metaverse and immersive experience
Light + Smart city = Cultural and night tourism + Urban-rural construction + Physical and mental health
Light + Sports = Smart stadiums + Entertainment applications
Light + Energy = Energy conservation + New energy + Energy storage + Clean energy

On the industry's future, Ms Lucia Wong, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said: “Industry players will focus on the innovative applications of lighting for both intensive distribution channels and niche markets. The future is always full of hopes and changes, and companies may have to experience some transformation in their business model, using intelligent and omnichannel integration. As a core element of the lighting industry, they should also focus on enhancing the quality of light.”

    GILE 2023 will take place alongside Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) at the China Import and Export Fair Complex across 18 show halls including Zone A (Hall 1.1 to 5.1 and 1.2 to 5.2) and Zone B (Hall 9.2 to 13.2 and 9.3 to 11.3). While Zone A will focus on smart city, new energy, industry, lighting art, lighting production and optoelectronic technologies, Zone B will cover smart lighting supply chains, AIoT and interior applications.
    The “Light + AIoT” concept brings inspiration for interior design and application. Zone B will be the “Interior design and application area”, displaying lighting in household and commercial spaces in five pavilions (Hall 9.3, 10.3, 11.3, 12.2 and 13.2).
    Ms Lucia Wong added: “As the innovations of tomorrow begin to be applied to reality today, those who pay attention to the future trends can get a head start. GILE seeks to work with industry players to put new ideas into practice and create business opportunities. The 2023 edition will also organise nine industry discussion groups, namely smart city, smart building, home decor, hotel and commercial property, education, elderly care,  night tourism, sport and cultivation, creating an integrated exchange platform for a better ‘Light +’ environment.”
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