Hong Kong specifiers embrace the latest in lighting

As Hong Kong’s lighting market matures, specifiers are getting more sophisticated and opening up to what lighting technology has to offer.

The LED lighting market in Asia is growing rapidly, with China as one of its hotspots. Market penetration of LED products in the region is expected to reach half by 2017.

Top Hong Kong lighting designer Tino Kwan, who has designed lighting for a number of the city’s top hotels including Le Meridien, as well as the Central/Central shopping centre, told a recent event hosted by lighting manufacturer iGuzzini how he went from being an LED sceptic to a convert.

‘I was very much against LED solutions, but as time has gone by they really have come up with some really good LED solutions, even for things like candle lamps,’ he said. ‘So really I’m pro-LED, and it has allowed me to come up with some good solutions that I couldn’t have done before. LED is the future.’

At last year’s Hong Kong Lighting Fair, lighting designer Eugenia Cheng of Lichtvision told Lux Review that despite spec busting remaining a problem on lighting projects, ‘in Hong Kong now, more and more people appreciate lighting design and I think that culture is starting to go into China’.

Lux Review will be discussing these issues and more at our seminar on lighting for a connected world, being held alongside the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair next week.

We’ll be looking at the next frontiers in lighting, including the rise of connected lighting products, and the integration of lighting into architecture.

We’ll also be celebrating the most exciting companies in the world of lighting when we recognise the 20 firms that made it on to our Global Hot List 2014 at the Global Hot List party, held in association with Aurora on the evening of Tuesday 28 October. Get in touch for more information.