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Sep 2022

Hong Kong exports a wide range of lighting products, including table, bedside, floor-standing and portable lamps. Other major products include wall and ceiling lighting, chandeliers and lighting fittings, as well as decorative items like Christmas tree lighting sets and lamp shades.

Jan 2022

HKTDC conducted face-to-face interviews with 454 industry practitioners attending the Autumn Edition of the 2021 Hong Kong Electronics Fair and Lighting Fair to discover how electronics and lighting traders are planning their sourcing and sales strategies in 2022 and beyond.

Dec 2021

The state of New York recently enacted legislation that will require effective from 28 February 2022 seasonal and decorative lighting products that contain an electrical cord casing in which lead is present in a quantity greater than 100 ppm to carry a warning label.

Dec 2021

Lighting products are essential to industry, infrastructure, and daily life. Figures from the China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) indicate that the value of China’s lighting market reached RMB602.5 billion in 2020, up 0.4% year-on-year. Major products include light emitting diodes (LEDs), compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), electrodeless discharge lamps (EDLs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Oct 2021

CBP recently reclassified certain black- and white-corded light sets designed to resemble spider webs as other electric lamps rather than as lighting sets of a kind used for Christmas trees. CBP is also seeking input on the potential reclassification of certain unframed automotive side mirrors as rear-view mirrors for vehicles.

Sep 2021

From 1 September 2021, lighting products have to be equipped with the new generation of EU energy labels. The A+++ to D scale present on current labels have to be replaced by an A to G scale and adapted to better inform consumers of the energy efficiency of such products. This change is expected to promote further reduction in energy consumption and encourage innovation in the field.

Sep 2021

With smart lighting continuing to be something of a beacon of hope for the recently beleaguered lighting industry, there are also clear signs that the sheer scale of the mainland market is driving increased segmentation, while rising domestic competition is seen as spurring export sales.

Aug 2021

According to a report published in July 2021, the European Commission has been criticised by green campaigners for having delayed proposing a ban on fluorescent lamps for the last three years despite the fact that the legal conditions for a ban on such products have apparently already been met. It is reported that the delay is costing consumers millions of euros a day in higher energy bills.

Jun 2021

After a tough year, with many events cancelled on a global basis, most of the companies showing at the Guangzhou International Professional Light and Sound Exhibition reported an uptick in domestic and cultural tourism sales, helping them weather the worst of the Covid 19 downturn.

Jun 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy is either considering or moving forward with separate energy conservation rulemakings of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters of lamps, ceiling fans, dehumidifiers, ceiling fan light kits, unfired hot water storage tanks, and commercial refrigerators, freezers and refrigerator-freezers.

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