Chinese Trade Associations and Philips discuss China’s LED transformation at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

    June 9, 2012

    Guangzhou, China – At the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, Philips will discuss China’s LED transformation in the lighting industry with China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSSLA). During this panel discussion, China’s leading industry leaders will also discuss opportunities how the government, trade associations and companies can collaborate in driving this transformation.

    Ms. Guan Baiyu, Secretary-General of CSSLA says, “The LED lighting industry is to enter a new wave of growth. Government, lighting companies and industry associations need to think outside the box, support and collaborate with each other to ensure that the whole LED industry grows in a sustainable and efficient way.”


    “Our extensive industrial and commercial footprint built in the past 80 years in China, contributed to our current leading position in the lighting market”, says Tommy Leong, President of Philips Lighting Greater China. “China’s strong growth in adapting LED lighting demands innovative and sustainable LED solutions. Philips’ LED expertise combined with our leadership across the lighting value chain, enables us to offer meaningful and integrated solutions to the market. We are fully committed to driving the LED transformation by cooperating with partners of the whole industry.”

    “LED innovations show unlimited potential, besides energy efficiency, they create better learning conditions, safer living environments, more productive and healthier working environment in offices, a nicer shopping experience, and much more”, says Marc de Jong, CEO Philips Professional Lighting Solutions. “These insights combined with the forecasted Asian market growth of LED lighting around 70 to 80 percent annually, and China’s higher speed of LED adoption compared to other parts of the world, emphasizes the importance of collaborations between the public and private sector in the lighting industry to fully exploit the opportunities that Lighting is offering to society.”

    Philips at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

    Philips is strongly present at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2012, showcasing its innovative LED integrated solutions that meet specific needs of local customers. Milestones include LTP, the Lighting System which perfectly integrates LED light sources into textile fabrics, and StarSense, an intelligent wireless control system that measures and controls outdoor lighting.


    Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is part of Messe Frankfurt’s architecture and technology shows, headed by the biennial Light+Building event in Frankfurt. It is regarded as the most important light fair in the region, and the barometer of China’s lighting industry. The event in 2012 runs from June 9 to 11. The panel discussion with CALI, CSSLA and Philips takes place on June 9. Last year the Guangzhou Exhibition attracted 2,648 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors.

    For further information, please contact:

    Freeman Zhang
    Philips Lighting China
    Phone: +86 21 59154181


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