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Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is the most highly regarded platform for the LED and lighting industry, providing a platform for the industry to communicate, cooperate and create valuable business opportunities.

Facts & figures

Date 3 – 6 August 2022 
Venue China Import and Export Fair Complex
No. 380 Yuejiang Zhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China
Number of exhibitors 2,036 from 9 countries and regions (2021)
Number of visitors 97,688 from 63 countries and regions* (Figures including concurrent event - GEBT)
Organiser Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd

2022 Show Theme - New Era, New Opportunity

Driven by the maturing of the LED market, the lighting industry is moving increasingly towards smart lighting technologies. By embracing the digital transformation, the lighting industry faces new opportunities in intelligent lighting controls, predictive management, space and occupancy analytics, beacon networking among many other applications that have created additional value to basic lighting fixtures. In addition to the technological advances, there are also changes in business models. Lighting vendors no longer merely sell light as a product but instead sell lighting as a service based on IoT connectivity. New lighting applications such as automotive LEDs, micro and mini LEDs, horticultural lighting, UV and IR LEDs offer new possibilities for the industry. Today, those in the lighting industry have to consider many complex factors while making their next decision in the new era of lighting.

With this in mind, the theme chosen for the 27th edition of GILE is ‘New Era, New Opportunity’ along with the theme of the fringe programme ‘Turning Ideas Into Action’, promising to share different ways of thinking about lighting in the new era, as well as how to put those ideas into practice. GILE will therefore once again offer a dynamic hub for the lighting industry to share ideas across different market segments, establishing dialogue around strategies for a new, complex and ever-changing marketplace.


Product groups

  • Lighting Accessories
  • LED Packaging Components
  • Electronic Components
  • Optical Components
  • Measuring Equipment
  • LED Packaging Equipment
  • Testing Equipment
  • LED Light Sources
  • Power Supplies, Drivers and Electronic Technologies
  • LED Modules
  • Residential Lighting / Commercial Lighting
  • Infrastructure
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Light Sources
  • Automobile
  • Non-visual LED Applications
  • Horticultural Lighting


  • Smart Lighting Hardware & Components
  • Chips
  • Sensors
  • Cloud Platforms, IoT, Software & Technologies for Smart
  • Smart Lighting Application & Solutions
  • Smart City


  • Digital art & projection mapping
  • Light shows
  • Projection lamps
  • Laser lights
  • 3D interactive holographic projections
  • Night tourism lighting solutions


Visitor profile

  • Architect
  • Housing management
  • Interior design company
  • Building contractor
  • Planner / Engineer
  • Electrical supplier
  • Property developer
  • Property management
  • System integrator
  • Service provider (e.g. electrician & installer)
  • Interior designer
  • Lighting designer
  • Lighting manufacturer


  • Importer
  • Buying office
  • Exporter
  • E-Tailer
  • Wholesaler / Distributor
  • Manufacturer
  • Retailer
  • Industrial association /  media
  • Chain store
  • Department store
  • End-users (e.g. Hotel, entertainment area, shopping mall, restaurant, etc)


  • Construction / Planning authority
  • Procurement authority

GILE 2021 Show Review