Control System and Smart Lighting Boom at Light + Building 2016

The pavilions at Light + Building 2016 that runs from March 13-18, at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany, followed the usual arrangements from past years of dividing the exhibitions into main lighting applications and applied categories. The main difference at this year’s show was categorizations were simplified this year. Aside from existing decorative lightings, artistic luminaires, lighting components and technologies, emphasis was drawn to smart lighting and lighting control solutions.

The pavilions at Light + Building 2016 that runs from March 13-18, at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany. (All Photos Courtesy of LEDinside)

Many enterprises had the same booth location to make it easier for visitors to find them.

Due to waning LED and lighting markets, LEDinside has observed other lighting fairs size and visitors contracted, but the German lighting show has grown despite difficult market conditions. Based on Messe Frankfurt’s compiled data, participating exhibitors grew 4% from 2,495 in 2014 to 2,589 in 2016. This shows that most exhibitors have a tight budget in 2015 and choose to allocate market resources to the European market, more specifically on the world’s largest lighting fair this year.

LEDinside spoke to many vendors at the show, many spent a lot of time and investment on their booth design and presentation.

LEDinside spoke to many vendors at the show, many spent a lot of time and investment on their booth design and presentation. Exhibitors striving to attract more visitors have turned to marketing stunts included the old promotion trick of handing out free food and beverages, and some even provided free haircuts and hair styling services on site.

 
Exhibitors striving to attract more visitors have turned to marketing stunts included the old promotion trick of handing out free food and beverages, and some even provided free haircuts and hair styling services on site.

Forum 0 & Hall 2 was an area still largely dominated by leading lighting manufacturers, including Philips, Osram, Zumtobel, Thron and others.

The relatively mature LED lighting technologies has urged leading lighting manufacturers to prioritize smart home, smart building and even smart city concepts. Lighting control system, therefore, play crucial roles in the smart lighting infrastructure. LEDs were integrated with smart technology to cover commercial and professional lighting market applications.

Philips outdoor lighting controls were still mainly using City Touch platform, while Hue was the highlighted product for residential smart lights. There were few new technologies and concepts presented this year.

Crowds still swarmed Philips booth, which was split as usual into different lighting applications. In the smart lighting application sector, Philips outdoor lighting controls were still mainly using City Touch platform, while Hue was the highlighted product for residential smart lights. There were few new technologies and concepts presented this year.

The main theme at Osram booth this year was innovative technologies, including emphasis on future-proof smart lighting component Lightify and Light is Smart. In addition, the company also showcased its unparalleled automotive lighting products with the aid of show girls. The German lighting manufacturer has caught up with the latest trends in virtual reality (VR) technology, offering audience augmented reality lighting experience with on Gear VR.

The company also showcased its unparalleled automotive lighting products with the aid of show girls.
 
 
The German lighting manufacturer has caught up with the latest trends in virtual reality (VR) technology, offering audience augmented reality lighting experience with on Gear VR.

Osram also promoted its new lighting brand LEDVANCE, preparing in advance the spin-off of its lighting business.

 

Hall 1.TrendSpot Design:

Hall 1. TrendSpot Design demonstrates luminaires that stressed the aesthetic exterior and design. This year many manufacturers opted for bolder materials, while integrating LED light sources with light guides to present various linear LED luminaires.

Hall 1. TrendSpot Design demonstrates luminaires that stressed the aesthetic exterior and design.

Hall 4

Hall 4 encompasses lighting component manufacturers and those with advanced technologies, including Everlight, Nichia, Edison Opto and Dow Corning.

 
Hall 4 encompasses lighting component manufacturers and those with advanced technologies, including Everlight, Nichia, Edison Opto and Dow Corning.

OLED manufacturers Sumitomo Chemical and OLEDWorks both showcased their latest products and OLED technologies.

OLED manufacturers Sumitomo Chemical and OLEDWorks both showcased their latest products and OLED technologies.
 

Meanwhile, manufacturers that provide LED luminaires smart control solutions, including Gooee, Aurora, Megaman and many other key service providers also demonstrate latest technologies and solutions. Among them Gooee drew everybody’s attention, as reported by LEDinside earlier, many international manufacturers have used their smart control solutions.

Gooee drew everybody’s attention, as reported by LEDinside earlier, many international manufacturers have used their smart control solutions.
 

Hall 6

Hall 6 is comprised of international LED component manufacturers, and a couple of decorative lighting manufacturers.

 
Leading LED component manufacturers can all be found here, including Taiwanese manufacturers Epistar and Lextar.

Leading LED component manufacturers can all be found here, including Taiwanese manufacturers Epistar and Lextar, Korean manufacturers Samsung, LGIT, LGD, Lumens, and Seoul Semiconductor.

 
 

European and North America components manufacturers, including Lumileds and Osram Opto both displayed their latest LED components. Each of them demonstrated advanced DOB, CSP and other innovative LED technologies.

 

Hall 10

As usual, Hall 10 mostly housed leading Chinese LED manufacturers, including Forest Lighting, Nationstar, Leedarson and Shanghai Yaming Lighting.

As usual, Hall 10 mostly housed leading Chinese LED manufacturers, including Forest Lighting, Nationstar, Leedarson and Shanghai Yaming Lighting. These manufacturers are gaining market presence in Europe through OEM and trade.

 
 

 

 
Ledlink Optics, leading Taiwanese manufacturer also demonstrate latest products at Frankfurt Fair.
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