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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

The two sides of the Taiwan Straights have started cooperating in the development of common certification standards for LED lighting.

China Considers Adopting Taiwanese Lighting Standards

Local LED lighting companies have great hopes for cross-straits cooperation

Mar 08, 2013

China is reportedly considering the possibility of adopting some of Taiwan’s LED lighting certification standards, initially those applicable to LED models which can be immediately applied in the Chinese market, in order to speed up the replacement of traditional lighting with LED alternatives. This is great news for Taiwan’s lighting makers, which are anxious to expand into the mainland. ...

Jou compares his candlelight-like OLED (in right hand) with candle light. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Jou)

Materials Science Professor Unveils Friendlier OLED Lighting

OLED's blanketing light is better for households than LED's spot pattern

Mar 08, 2013

Preliminary results of an ambitious OLED project led by materials scientist Prof. Jwo-huei Jou of the National Tsing-Hua University of Taiwan has been achieved: A small organic light emitting diode (OLED) panel emitting much friendlier correlated color temperature (CCT) than candle’s 1,914 Kelvin with color rendering index (CRI) of 93, narrowly lagging the benchmark of 100 for a candle. ...

Chai Yen-hsin, professor at National Taipei University of Technology, cooperates with several lighting companies to design lighting products based on required specifications.

Taiwan's Lighting Makers Shine by Winning International Awards

Optoelectronics expert invents way to recycle heat and light from lamps

Mar 08, 2013

Obviously Taiwan’s lighting makers are seeing their investments in R&D to generate innovations pay off, not only in garnering frequent international awards, but also in promoting their global image and breeding potential business opportunities. The “Energy-saving lighting fixture” designed by Chai Yen-hsin, professor at National Taipei University of Technology, for example, won four gold awa...

Pu Sheng Yuan's Chairman, Cai Yahui

Pu Sheng Yuan Emerges as Leading LED Tube Maker in China

BCX-branded LED lightings well received in international markets

Mar 08, 2013

Cai Yahui is known for being the founder of mainland China’s first LED-lighting tube maker using mechanized production equipment, Shenzhen Pu Sheng Yuan Lighting Co., which now has an annual output of 10 million tubes that are marketed under the “BCX” brand. The firm’s current success, however, came only after an arduous trip over a long and bumpy road. Since establishing its own brand BCX in...


Radley introduces Microlights' product range to local teams in Taichung.

Microlights Brings Retail Lighting Expertise to Taiwan

Store lighting supplier offers efficient solutions to retailers everywhere

Jan 07, 2013

Amanda Radley, International Sales Director of Microlights Ltd., a member of the Aurora Group of the United Kingdom, made her first-ever trade presentations in Taiwan (one each in Taipei and Taichung) in May 2012. Her objective was to make the company’s Taiwanese teams more familiar Aurora’s lighting expertise, so that they would be better able to offer it to the local market. “China, Taiwan,...

ELCOMA Secretary General Shyam Sujan

An Interview with Shyam Sujan, Secretary General of ELCOMA of India

Oct 12, 2012

Shyam Sujan, Sectary General of India’s Electric Lamp & Component Manufacturers’ Association (ELCOMA), hopes that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will replace incandescent lamps in India in three to four years under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism carbon credit scheme. The brisk economic growth of the past few years has given an enormous boost to India’s lighting market, w...

Chen Pao-chin, chairman of Cindy Enterprise Co., expects an end to the traditional export-driven lighting industry.

Ex-TLFEA Chairman Chen Sizes up Tough Lighting Market

More makers to go under in next few years

Oct 12, 2012

In recent years, the Beijing authority announced policies unfavorable to the so-called traditional export-driven industries, having also impacted heavily most of the Taiwanese-run companies set up to take advantage of China’s exporter-friendly environment 20 or 30 years ago. The “cut in export tax rebate,” “two taxes in one,” “labor contract act,” “wages to double in 10 years,” and “old c...

Jan W. Denneman

An Interview with Jan W. Denneman, Head of GLA and Zhaga

“If light engines are not interchangeable, LED lighting will be very diverse and grow very slowly. Most of all,

May 23, 2012

Jan W. Denneman, president of the Global Lighting Association (GLA) and chairman of the Zhaga Consortium, as well as a VP with Philips Lighting, announced at the opening ceremony of the Taiwan International Lighting Show 2012, which took place on March 13-16, that the Global Lighting Forum (GLF) had changed its name to the Global Lighting Association (GLA) and that the Zhaga Consortium would prod...

Bryan Douglas, CEO of Lighting Council Australia

An Interview with Lighting Council Australia CEO Bryan Douglas “Australia Needs Standards in Place for LED Lighting”

May 23, 2012

Bryan Douglas, chief executive officer of Lighting Council Australia, stresses that Australia needs standards to weed out underperforming LED lighting products from the Australian market. Standards are needed, he believes, to boost Australian consumer confidence in the nascent, but quickly evolving, LED lighting technology. He visited Taiwan for the first time to attend the annual meeting...

“In the past, the TLFEA was only a participant in international activities, but now we will play a role in the arrangement of international events,” says Michael Ng, far right, Executive of TLFEA's International Affair Committee (far right as seen in the picture).

TLFEA Helps Create New Global Vision for Taiwan's Lighting Industry

May 23, 2011

Michael Ng: “New-generation lighting sources will become dominant” During its annual general meeting in April this year, the Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA) announced that it had won the right to host the annual meeting of the Global Lighting Forum (GLF) next year.    The GLF, established five years ago as a global institution dedicated to promoting the worldwide applicati...