Cutting-edge lighting designs, innovative new technologies and the latest in the world of luminaires crafted by some of the world's leading lighting designers, will be on show at the inaugural Future Zone, part of the upcoming Light Middle East 2013, taking place in Dubai next week from Monday October 7th to Wednesday October 9th.
Designed to serve as an exclusive show window for the latest products, concepts and innovations that have the potential to transform the world of lighting design, the Future Zone will feature some of the industry's most well known names.
“The Future Zone will provide lighting designers, industry professionals and trade buyers from the region an unmatched, up-close look at some of the design trends and technologies that can change the way the lighting world operates,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt. “Having already gained wide support in its inaugural season, the Future Zone will feature some highly interesting design concepts and innovations.”
Among those participating at the Future Zone include international lighting giants such as: GE Lighting, Osram, iGuzzini, LG, acdc, Trilux, Linea Light and ERCO.
GE Lighting is showcasing two of its path-breaking innovations at the Future Zone – the Lumination™ LED Linear and the ERS LED Scalable Street Lighting system.
The Lumination™ LED Linear is a thin and uniform illuminated lighting panel suspending from the ceiling, powered with Intrinsix™ technology to maximise the performance, control and efficiency of the LEDs within the fixture. When turned on, it produces a perfectly even glow, and while off, it is nearly transparent with the LEDs hidden inside the frame. The double asymmetric distribution provides glare free, vertical and horizontal illuminance, an ideal solution for retail settings and a wide range of other projects.
The award-winning ERS LED Scalable Street Lighting range of luminaires is an energy-efficient roadway lighting system. This system meets a wide range of applications, including highways, streets, boulevards and walking areas, and has won a Best-in-Class designation in the “Roadway Lighting” category in the 2012 Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition.
George Bou Mitri, GE Lighting's General Manager, Middle East, Africa and Turkey said: “Light Middle East is one of the significant regional platforms for GE Lighting to showcase our diverse array of lighting solutions with a particular focus on sustainability, in line with the region's current focus on promoting energy efficiencies in lighting. We will present cutting edge technologies in the Future Zone, reiterating our strong track-record in lighting innovation.”
iGuzzini will present the innovative Laser Blade, the first indoor linear LED recessed fitting with a circular light emission. The Laser Blade has won several awards such as the “interior luminaire of the year” at Lux Awards 2012 and the iF Design Awards in 2013. Despite its extremely compact dimensions, Laser Blade guarantees high output and the special shape of the optics gives bright, circular distribution for retail applications.
Richard Holmes, iGuzzini Middle East Regional Director, said: “Laser Blade is the first fitting of its kind that is completely in tune with the direction of the lighting industry. The technical development of LED as a light source is developing at such a pace that it is not possible for product development to keep up. It has long been the desire of many architects and designers to have light without seeing light fittings! With the development of Laser blade iGuzzini has achieved this.”
Among the other notable products and innovations on view include the 360+ series of architectural downlights from acdc and the innovative range of art gallery luminaires from Osram.
“LED technology is the growth driver of the entire lighting market. Intelligent solutions help us to achieve a better quality of life, higher productivity and highest energy efficiency. With OSRAM having already 40 years of LED expertise, this gives us a clear advantage,” said Mr. Tobias Metsch, Sales Cluster Head Middle East & Africa, OSRAM Middle East FZE.
Light Middle East is the region's foremost trade event for lighting design and technology. The 2013 edition will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 7th to 9th. The trade fair and conference will feature an unmatched range of lighting and design solutions, the Light Insight Arabia conference and the Light Middle East Awards.