Light + Building 2024
Thanks to this unrivalled combination, the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology is the foremost international meeting place for experts, manufacturers, planners, architects and investors, all of whom take advantage of this innovation show to discover future-oriented solutions.
Additionally, the focus is on the exchange of knowledge, making new business and gaining inspiration. “Light + Building is the ideal platform to find the latest developments and enter into a dialogue with experts from the international sector. Nowhere else is this direct combination of lighting expertise and forward-looking home and building-services technology to be found”, says Light + Building Director Johannes Möller.
As the leading platform for the sector, Light + Building spotlights the subjects that have a decisive impact on the exhibiting companies. “The way in which people live, work and interact in towns and in buildings is changing continuously. Therefore, tomorrow’s building-services technology must be able to adapt to the changing and varying demands placed on it. We need interfaces for new sources of energy, the systems must be interoperable and efficient operation should be a matter of course in terms of emissions and economic efficiency”, explains Johannes Möller. Electrification represents the foundation stone for greater sustainability and a building sector capable of meeting future demands. Accordingly, the motto of the world’s leading trade fair in 2024 is ‘Be Electrified’. Based on this motto, three top themes – ‘Sustainability’, ‘Connectivity’ and ‘Work + Living’ – specify the factors set to be essential for living, working and mobility in tomorrow’s world. Throughout Light + Building, they constitute the common thread for lectures, guided tours and special shows.
Reflecting the Sector: The Top Themes
The ‘Sustainability’ theme revolves around systems and approaches that contribute to making the building sector more economically and environmentally viable, i.e., the integration and storage of green energy and an efficient energy management. However, sustainability also plays an important role in both the materials used and the manufacturing process.
The ‘Connectivity’ theme also contributes to the efficient use of resources. Thus, electrification and digitalisation are the basis for successfully interconnecting the various disciplines of the smart home and the smart building and, in the product life cycle of a building, begins at the planning stage using Building Information Modelling (BIM). The collection and storage of data makes it possible to control and maintain the functions of a building efficiently during use, resulting in a higher level of comfort and, in particular, greater safety and security.
The ‘Work + Living’ theme deals with the changing demands on mobility and where we live and work, as well as production and sales areas and the urban context. Whether working remotely from home or meeting places for social interaction in an industrial building, tomorrow’s smart home and the smart buildings are planned to make both possible. A special focus is placed on the topic of light and lighting in all its facets. Here, innovative technology is combined with trend-setting design for more comfort. Trends in all their aspects play an important role here. They influence the design of luminaires and design elements in buildings.
Building-services Technology Meets Networked Safety and Security
Innovative building-services technology for a sustainable future is shown by exhibitors in the western section of the exhibition centre.
There, the manufacturers’ portfolios include not only components for the electrification and digitalisation of the infrastructure but also technology for the automation of home and building-services technology. This forms the basis for the integration of alternative sources of energy and ensures an efficient use of resources. Networked safety and security is an integral part of smart homes and smart buildings, and this is why Light + Building is concentrating this range of products and services in the Intersec Building segment, which includes everything from video technology and access control to data and fire protection.
Over 2,000 Exhibitors at Light + Building 2024
The countdown is on with around four months to go before the doors open on the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology in Frankfurt am Main. The event is already proving to be very popular. To date, more than 2,000 national and international exhibitors have registered to present their innovations to a wide audience of trade visitors. They include numerous market leaders who will be showing their latest products for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, home and building automation and networked safety and security technology.
The next Light + Building will be held as usual in the early spring and registrations have already been received from more than 2,000 exhibitors. After Germany, the best represented nations to date include Italy, Turkey, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Greece and China. “There is a high level of interest in taking part again in 2024, on both the lighting and building sides. We are delighted about the many loyal customers who took part in the last edition of the fair, as well as about a whole series of returning exhibitors. They all ensure that Light + Building is the unrivalled, international highlight for the lighting and building-technology sectors”, says Johannes Möller, Head of Light + Building Brand Management.
Safety and Security
Light + Building is covering the whole spectrum of intelligent lighting solutions at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. For our readers hall 4.1 is especially interesting, as visitors will find not only lighting for industry and special applications but also emergency and safety lighting.
Trends for electrical engineering and home and building automation will be the focus of attention in Halls 9, 11 and 12, where many of the sector’s key players have already confirmed their participation in the fair. The safety and security technology segment has also been expanded under the heading ‘Intersec Building’ and can be found in Hall 9.0. Among the exhibitors there showing solutions for connected safety and security technology will be Abus, BKS, Dom, Gretsch Unitas, Grothe and Winkhaus. In addition, the range of products and services for electrical engineering, house and building technology continues in Hall 9.0. Here, Bacnet, EnOcean, frogblue, Loytec, Megger, Thermokon and Woertz show their innovative products.
A provisional list of Light + Building exhibitors registered to date can be found at www.light-building.com/contactor.