Shanghai International Lighting Fair ushers in a New Era of City Lighting

Shanghai International Lighting Fair debuted its new theme of city lighting on 3 September 2018. The format of the show has undergone a major revamp as a new focus of city lighting has propelled the annual fair and brought with it a range of exciting new exhibits and related technology and products. With the support of the Shanghai Landscaping and City Appearance Administrative Bureau and Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI) Association, the first Shanghai International City Lighting Summit will also gather international experts and scholars from a number of different sectors to explore the role of lighting in tomorrow’s cities.

Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd said, “We need to have a greater awareness about the city lighting industry in China as it receives increased attention internationally. We are on the cusp of witnessing innovations and reforms that will greatly enhance the night vista and economic development of cities and the lighting industry must be ready. City lighting practitioners are also required to take into consideration the overall planning as well as the impact on the people and culture of a city when implementing new projects.”

New scenic zones to illuminate future city lighting developments
A number of scenic zones at the show will demonstrate vivid miniature exhibits of city lighting, where high-end products, cutting edge technologies and innovative ideas are integrated into complete city lighting solutions. The interaction and integration of new technologies and applications will bring the scenes to life and provide visitors with new insights as to how future lighting may be implemented in cities. Some of the participating companies include:

  • Shanghai Sansi Electronic Engineering Co Ltd
    Contributing to the lighting on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Sansi will present these products and its smart street light solutions that are capable of gathering information and contributing to the smart city concept.
  • Zhuhai HEM Lighting Co Ltd
    Setting up their display at the garden city lighting area, the company will display lights that illuminate greenery which are glare-free, self-cleaning, anti-theft, waterproof and easy to install. The luminaires come in the shape of bamboo in order to blend in with their surroundings.
  • Shanghai SHYLON Optoelectronic Technology Co Ltd
    The company will present spotlights with anti-glare slanting hoods, giving a minimalist and simple appearance. The lights will reveal the interaction and integration of light and architecture as well as the three-dimensional texture of buildings.