UAE international exhibitors set sights on Light Middle East 2021

Light Middle EastThe UAE-based lighting suppliers and international manufacturers alike have their sights set on the Middle East’s premier exhibition for lighting, design and technology in Dubai

When the 15th edition of Light Middle East opens doors from 28-30 September 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, exhibitors from 23 countries will shine the spotlight on how they’ve pivoted towards growing market opportunities over the last 12 to 18 months. 

Scientechnic, a flagship company of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, and a major player in the Middle East lighting industry for more than four decades, is among those that adapted quickly to the drastically altered business environment that covid-19 presented.  

Samer Moukalled, vice president of Lighting Solutions at Scientechnic, said, “One of the major life changes brought about by the ‘new normal’ has been the rise in the ‘work from home’ culture. This has caused an exponential increase in demand for redesigning residential spaces with ‘home offices’ that require a re-evaluation of lighting requirements.”

“UV emitting LED’s are now being used for air filtration. Korean giant Samsung has plans to install UV LEDs on up to 20 to 30 percent of new home appliances, and they are currently investing in research to understand the exact effectiveness of its disinfection properties. 

“Full Spectrum Lighting, also known as the ‘Sun Lamp’ is making a major appearance in supermarket isles as it perfectly mimics natural light and enhances the colour of fruit and vegetables. This technology is also being widely used in horticulture and growing crops,” added Moukalled. 

Abensal and Cinmar are other key UAE lighting distributors that fared well in 2020, with both the retrofit market and private residential lighting projects keeping their books in a healthy state. 

Since July 2020, Abensal has been working from its newly kitted office and showroom space in Al Quoz Dubai, and has also been busy in the residential sector. 

Nathalie Abou Jaoude, managing partner at Abensal, “With people sitting at home and working remotely, home schooling, the home itself has become very important. A lot of people invested into renovating their homes, changing their light fittings, to be able to live in a better environment.”

Muammar Sami, director of Cinmar Lighting Solutions, stated,“Around 25% of UAE buildings are eligible for retrofit solutions.  After Covid-19, this percentage will  increase, and the market could hit US$2bn.”

Light Middle East 2021 will take place with thorough health and safety measures in accordance with official government, local authority guidelines, and the Dubai World Trade Centre venue.  

Dishan Isaac, senior show manager, for Light Middle East, commented, “We’re so excited to host the entire lighting community again, on the eve of another major event, the Dubai Expo, which opens the day after the conclusion of Light Middle East, allowing international exhibitors and visitors to explore the myriad country pavilions and unique features of this six-month long mega event.”

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