Themes & events

The comprehensive complementary programme of events rounds off your visit to Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition. The top themes and events give you a concentrated overview of the latest trends and developments in your sector.

Light– The Power of Infinity at GILE 2024.

The 2024 edition will expand upon the concept of “Light +”, transforming it into “Light” representing a platform that will bring together all participants on a journey into the future of lighting innovation. Advances in technology brings infinite possibilities by connecting light with other technologies and industries such as AIoT, low carbon solutions, agriculture, new media art and more.

With 8 major lighting application settings, the multi-dimensional exhibition space "Light+" offers the industry players a chance to integrate and demonstrate the latest lighting technology in along with giving an effective communication. We can observe the potential in the lighting sector here with all parties.

I: Intelligent solutions for new challenges


The lighting industry has long been at the forefront of the research and design of smart technology, especially in AIoT. Looking forward, smart lighting is poised to evolve further through making use of self-learning algorithms based on individual user habits. These advances in technology add additional value to products, turning them from simple light fixtures into smart products that manage and regulate our environments.

N: Net-zero future


In response to the “dual carbon” goals of carbon peak and carbon neutrality by 2030 and 2060 respectively outlined by the Chinese government, sustainable lighting presents more value to the industry. In recent years, alongside the rapid development of LED technology, minimising energy consumption and emissions has become one of the key objectives of the industry. LEDs, smart technology and new energy have together contributed to achieving these goals across a variety of fields.

F: Five senses experience


By integrating sound, light, shadow, AI, VR, new visual media and haptic technology with the tourism industry, immersive experiences for tourists can be created using all of the five senses. This represents a significant upgrade to lighting technology serving the tourism industry.

I: Individualism and customisation

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As personalisation continues to permeate all aspects of daily life, people’s physical and emotional needs will become the main focus of indoor lighting. At present, mainless lighting and smart home lighting can adapt to individualised needs and apply to different lighting scenarios. 

N: New business models


The “Light +” era has also given rise to new business models, transitioning from the sale of standalone lighting products to delivering a comprehensive lighting service. The twin pillars of this model are design and after-sales service. With a clear service target, the industry needs to design lighting applications using smart and human-centric technology to gain increased customer recognition and demand, and replace existing services in the market. 

I: Industry 4.0 leads the intelligent manufacturing future


Industry 4.0 combines the development of automation and informatisation, utilising advanced technologies such as cloud factories, AI, IoT and big data to improve production efficiency. Industrial lighting is evolving to support these integrated systems, incorporating smart and energy saving lighting technologies to ensure safe and healthy working environments in factory settings.

T: Technological innovation


Over the last century, the lighting industry has developed rapidly, evolving from the simplicity of artificial light to the use of advanced technologies including IoT, optical communication and big data analysis and from incandescent bulbs to LEDs and interconnected lighting systems. Throughout this process, industry players have continuously improved the quality of light, aligning their technologies with the needs of the time. Stepping into the era of “Light +”, the role of LEDs has transitioned from a replacement for traditional light sources to an integral role in human-centric lighting, which takes into account people’s physiological and psychological needs. Combining smart technologies with lighting can also improve the interaction between light, spaces, and people, offering increased adaptability to the needs and preferences of individuals.

Y: Yielding infinite possibilities

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The future is full of uncertainties, with infinite possibilities and room for imagination. As an industry that is continually on the rise, lighting continues to inspire industry players to strive for innovation despite the ever-changing circumstances.