Sandeep Agrawal, Director, iLux Electricals Pvt. Ltd
As lighting has developed into much more than just enlightening the darkness, iLux Electricals Pvt. Ltd. is dedicated to provide excellent product to their customers and never compromise on the quality basis. In an e-interview with Lighting India, Sandeep Agrawal, Director, iLux Electricals Pvt. Ltd., is explaining the company’s products with its relevance to Indian markets to PK Chatterjee. Excerpts...
Do you feel in India cost consideration often prevents good lighting schemes to come to reality?
Yes, it is 100% true. The very first thing comes in our mind is why should we pay more while I am getting the light at very cheap price in the open market? Actually, it’s not only the people’s fault but since many cheap quality Chinese products and some Indian companies as well have dumped the goods at throwaway price. Due to which consumers are confused and not able to judge the true light. They look for mostly wattages, higher the wattages they willing to pay more but don’t compare the efficacy. A light can be judged by seeing its overall system efficacy not just wattages or the initial brightness.
What is the USP of iLux Electricals?
iLux is promoting mostly innovative and technical lights, using high lumen/watt chips and high efficacy drivers to achieve the best system efficacy.
iLux is partnered with world’s one of the top lighting components manufacture Vossloh-Schwabe, Germany (A member of Panasonic, Japan) on PAN India basis and has special colours (CCT) 3100K (Pearl White) & 3200K (Clear White) which is probably only with VS in the world. These colours are specially designed for Fashion/Clothing lighting and enables very clear/Clean white effect against any other colours.
What are the most innovative products that you have introduced in India in this year?
iLux has introduced LED Solar wall Light this year, which consume zero electricity.
The creation of LED solar light is to use in urban and rural area where people’s budget gets effected by frequently hike in electricity bills. We always try to give best to our customers with the experience of new technologies and natural lights. It is integrated with a motion sensor which keeps the light dim when there is no movement.
What are the advantages of LED Flexi tubes? Are they successfully replacing the traditional glass neon lights?
iLux LED Flexible Neon Lights are perfect replacement of glass neon tubes and are very flexible, comes in high voltage (direct AC) and low voltage (12V,24V) as well and can be cut as small as 4.17 cm to make any small letters/design. Our clients are very happy with our flexi LED Light and using for Edge lighting, decoration, signages, pathway etc. etc.
We also have colour jacketed light for which pigmentation is used from Japan, which keeps the colour of jacket unfaded for years.
What kind of architectural lighting projects are being done by you in India?
We are mainly into B2B business, so our clients do the project with our lights, some of the projects are done as below:
A – Priyakant Ju Temple at Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh India. Which was inaugurated by Amit Shah (BJP President). This lotus shaped temples entire outdoor edge lighting were done by using our product of 5w/meter, 4000K
B – At Mumbai international Airport in a Lounge.
What do you say about the quality of the LEDs available in India (especially as far as flicker is concerned?
Very good question.
Flickering happens mostly when we do not match the LED & Drivers. LED & Drivers are married together, hence they need to be matched properly and we should use proper matching drivers to drive the LED.
Due to lack of knowledge, traders lit the LED with any driver though, it may be branded and expansive but if technically it is not matched then flickering may occurred immediately or after several months.
What kinds of control products are you offering for LED strips?
We have RF & IR controllers to control the LED strips, DigiLED manual CA, DigiLED DALI CA, DMX , Wall transmitter etc. We have constant current LED strips which can give without any joint upto 20m/reel against usual available in market 5m/reel. We also have CCT adjustable or tunable, which can be dimmed and can get many colours in between from 3000K to 6000K.
What would you like to suggest to the LED system integrators?
In the last, I would like to request not suggest that all manufactures, dealers should educate the customers properly about the system efficacy, prolonged life, L90 as VS have i.e. lumen depreciations at certain hours etc.
For example, if a Downlight is of 15 W & its lumens are just 1000 lumens & LED’s are 30,000hrs, L70, priced at Rs. 1000/- or less. It would be better to buy a Downlight of 1000 lumens at 10W & L90, 50,000 hrs. as it is more efficient even though it is 25-30% expansive.