Light + Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, will be opening its doors in Frankfurt am Main from 18 to 23 March 2018. Over 2,600 exhibitors will be there to present their new products in the field of lighting, electrical and electronic technology and home and building automation. This is a trade fair for innovation and covers all electrically controlled building-services systems, as well as promoting an integrated approach to the planning of buildings, with a range of products that is unique in both breadth and depth – from the smart home to the smart building.
“Connected – Secure – Convenient” is the motto of this leading world trade fair in its field. The focus is on the key issues ‘The smartification of everyday life’ and ‘Aesthetics and well-being in harmony’. At the world’s largest exhibition of lighting and building services technology, the industry will be showcasing intelligent, joined-up solutions, ground-breaking technologies and current design trends, which both increase the economic efficiency of buildings and enhance the comfort and convenience of life within the building, as well as meeting the need for the security of its users.
The world’s largest showcase for the lighting market
A central focus in the Lighting Product Group at Light + Building 2018 is the presentation of the latest design trends in the lighting market and the exhibitors’ high levels of expertise in the field of design. Altogether, some 1,650 companies will be exhibiting their entire spectrum of products and services in the lighting segment. Manufacturers will present their latest products for technical lighting and lamps in a wide variety of versions and for all applications. At the same time, a wide range of both technical and designer luminaires, as well as decorative lamps of all styles, will be exhibited, covering all price ranges and for both residential and non-residential environments. And the spectrum will be completed by a large selection of technical lighting components and accessories, as well as outdoor and street lighting. These will all be found in Halls One (Trendspot Design) to Six and in Hall Ten, as well as in the Forum.
Well-known companies, such as Artemide, Bega, Brand van Egmont, Erco, Fagerhult Group, Faustig, Flos, iGuzzini, Ingo Maurer, LG, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Lumileds, Martinelli Luc, Nimbus, Nordeon Group, Occhio, Osram, Philips, Samsung, Schréder, Tobias Grau, Trilux, Vibia Lighting, Zero and Zumtobel, will all be represented and indicate the comprehensive range of lighting that will be on display at Light + Building.
International meeting place for smart building services engineering
Electrical and electronic trades, together with the home and building automation sector, play a key role in the installation and operation of intelligent networks in buildings.
Electrical engineering, with its key cross-trade technologies aimed at creating holistic solutions, has a central function within building services technology. As a result, you will find electrical and electronic solutions at Light + Building, in the context of other trades such as lighting and home and building automation. And through this unique combination, the industry will be presenting a range of integrative products and services that make a crucial contribution to exploiting the potential for energy savings in buildings.
Building automation also has a role to play because of the way it brings together all the technical trades: the increasing use of networks and the digitalisation of electrical installations enhance the quality of life both in the workplace and in the home. At Light + Building the industry will be showcasing solutions and technologies that aim as much at reducing energy consumption and meeting modern security requirements as they do at permitting individual design opportunities and a high degree of comfort and convenience.
Many world-famous brands are represented in the fields of electrotechnology and home and building automation. Exhibitors such as ABB, Beckhoff, Busch-Jaeger, Dehn, Eaton, Gira, Hager, Jung, Legrand, Mennekes, OBO Bettermann, Phoenix Contact, Rittal, Schneider Electric, Siedle, Siemens, Somfy, Stiebel Eltron, Wago and Warema will all be showcasing their new products at Light + Building 2018.
One particular area of focus in 2018 is security technology. Thus, the product groups relating to home and building automation and electrically controlled security technology will be combined for the first time at Light + Building 2018 in Hall 9.1. With leading suppliers from the security technology and building automation segments, the Intersec Forum and the current special exhibition ‘Secure! – Connected Security in Buildings’, Hall 9.1 will form the centre for integrated building services technology. Here the focus will be on networked solutions and interfaces between the various different installations within the building. Exhibiting here, therefore, will be organisations relating to building standards, including, for example, LON, BACnet, EnOcean, Z-Wave and KNX, together with other companies producing technologies for security systems as well as for smart homes and smart buildings. Over and above this, market-leaders in security technology and home and building automation systems will be showcasing their innovations in the other halls of the Exhibition Centre. Altogether a total of 150 suppliers of security technology will be represented at Light + Building, including, amongst others, Abus, Assa Abloy, Axis, Hekatron, Honeywell, Mobotix, Robert Bosch, Siemens and Telenot.
Light + Building is supported and sponsored by the leading professional associations – the Central Association of the German Electrical and Electronics Industry (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie – ZVEI) and the German Central Association of Electrical and Information Technology Contractors (Zentralverband der Deutschen Elektro- und Informationstechnischen Handwerke – ZVEH). The ZVEI have their own stand where they will showcase the expertise of the electrical and electronics industries, together with the benefits of energy efficient systems. The ZVEH, too, will have their own presence at Light + Building, with information on the electrical and information-technology industries.
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