Modern spaces come to life at the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building technology. Renowned Light + Building 2016 is set to take place 13 -18 March and this impressive trade fair draws around 2 500 exhibitors from all over the world to Frankfurt am Main.
The motto for the 2016 trade fair, ‘Where modern spaces come to life: digital – individual – networked’, demonstrates the latest technology that can be used to achieve improved quality of life at home and work. Integrated building planning, digitalisation, increased inter-linkage and pan-system solutions are the key to a modern and flexible environment not only in public buildings, hotels and hospitals, but also at home.
The industry will showcase solutions and technologies that increase economic efficiency of buildings and offers innovative ways to make life easier and more efficient for the user.
Top themes at Light + Building 2016 will be ‘Smart technologies: the keystones of modern building-services technology’ and ‘Bright spots in the future: design and function in harmony’. They reflect digitalisation, intelligent building networks, safety and security technology, trends in the lighting market and the impact of light on humans.
The keystones of modern building-services technology
The intriguing world of smart technology focuses on the ‘smart home’, the smart powered building, safety and security technology, as well as building information modelling (BIM).
In the ‘smart home’, smartphones play a leading role and visitors can update their knowledge of this fascinating and fast moving area of technology and lighting.
The umbrella term ‘smart powered building’ covers energy management and sustainability, as well as the latest developments in the field of intelligent building. At Light + Building 2016, visitors learn more about the latest solutions that can be used when planning new buildings, as well as ideas for retrofitting and modernisation of existing buildings.
Safety and security technology for both residential and commercial premises can be linked and / or integrated into smart buildings through video monitoring and other cutting edge technologies.
BIM is predicted to grow in significance. Light + Building unpacks how BIM improves the life cycle of a building and the advantages it offers planners, architects, artisans, companies and facilities managers.
Bright spots in the future:
Design and function in harmony
The digitalisation of light has paved the way for a new dimension in lighting design. Lighting has become an independent design feature. Lamps and luminaires are smaller and more efficient. They fit discretely into the architecture emphasising décor and atmosphere. Depending on the activity or room situation, there are many different types of light available – direct / indirect luminaires with variable light distribution for illuminating ceilings or reducing glare in work-place settings.
Human centric lighting influences more than just people’s vision. It helps improve the performance of young people, makes people of all ages feel better and promotes the healing process. Thus, it is an important, future-oriented subject for the sector going forward.
Over the six days of the fair, experts will present the latest trends in depth sharing their views and knowledge with attendees. National and international exhibitors will be presenting their products and services in 22 exhibition halls and this event will certainly be one that should not be missed.