Post Light + Building 2010
Shanghai 26th April 2010
Frankfurt Light + Building 2010 is well and truly behind us and but for many of us the memory will probably always remain the airspace closure due to the ash clouds from the Iceland volcano eruption, rather than the light fair itself! I heard from friends and colleagues that some undertook bus and train trips from Frankfurt all the way to Barcelona and Istanbul to get home! Wow.. talking about an adventure!
I still got emailed some statistics about the fair for those interested…According to the organizers more than 180,000 people had already been counted before the close of business on Friday, a near 10% increase compared to 2008. About 43% of the visitors came from abroad. It specifically mentions, though not in exact numbers, that architects and lighting planners were very well represented….
No less then 2177 manufacturers from all over the world displayed their latest products and shared their thinking about what they thought the latest trends were with the visitors to their stands. Billed as the World’s Leading Trade fair for Architecture and Technology with focus on lighting, electrical engineering and building automation, energy efficiency and LED were the key drivers for most new products.
Programs held in conjunction to the Fair such as the seminar and forum programs and the Luminale event with about 150 lighting installations set up throughout the city at night were also very successful.
I understand the next Light + Building will be held from 15-20 April 2012, By then we will be watching out for even more advanced and sustainable LED lighting solutions but possibly also potential new applications such as RGB laser technologies, integrated sound and light products and more mobile phone based lighting controls and applications!