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Transcript: Interview with Fernando Leal, Colombian Association of Lighting

18/02/2016

Fernando Leal, Director of Sales and Projects in ACDL, Colombian Association of Lighting, spoke to InterLumi. The Colombian Association of Lighting (ACDL) is a formation entity in the areas of industry, decoration, construction and all sectors related to lighting technology and to energy efficiency.

 

InterLumi: First we would be glad to know how would you evaluate this first ever crucial international event in the region?

Fernando Leal: Right now it is a good opportunity since the lighting today is a very important factor for all residential, industrial or public environments, this is why producers and distributors must be in a constant awareness of new markets, technologies and applications, therefore, this makes of InterLumi a well-timed event for the region.

 

In a more micro-level, what kind of benefits you think InterLumi will bring to your association/company and your members?

 

The Colombian Association of Lighting (ACDL) is a formation entity in the areas of industry, decoration, construction and all sectors related to lighting technology and to energy efficiency, for this reason supporting this event will further strengthen its presence at a regional level, generating greater awareness, benefits to its members and this time it will hopefully provide a differential benefits framework for the participation in InterLumi for both expositors and visitors.

 

How would you comment on the trend of the lighting industry’s development in the next 5 years in LATAM?

 

The trend is development in terms of new products on the market showcasing new technologies, efficiencies and energy saving, what these could generate in all type of industry, housing and road infrastructure and public facilities, since the engineering day by day seeks practical elements that will improve their projects.


 InterLumi is not only targeted at providing more optional new vendors from abroad to activate the market’s diversity but also aimed at popping-up the concept of “high-efficiency lighting”. How do you like this? 

 

It seems important, since we are living and projecting an efficient use of energy, for which if in the event there is awareness of new lighting services with high efficiency it will be an added value for participants who seek to offer new products.

 

In your point of view, what are the key factors to determine a successful widespread use of high efficient lighting products? And what are the obstacles we’ll have to remove from the way?

 

Training, support, knowledge, and information technology to help bring these products efficiency. Obstacles can be cost and ignorance.