Light & Building

Frankfurt, 15-20.april.2012

Light+Building 2012

Exceeding the previous edition in the number of exhibitors and visitors, Light+Building continues to be the world standard in the lighting sector. A new edition that confirms the consolidation of energy efficiency as the principal motor driving the development of the industry. OLED technology is becoming a powerful presence and in upcoming years may become a serious rival to other technologies and the principal ally in the unceasing quest for a diminution in the energy impact. The OLED, Organic Light Emitting Diode, is a diode based on an electroluminescent layer formed from a film of organic components that under specific electric stimulation react by emitting light. Thin, flexible, stable and highly energy-efficient panels have arrived with the mission of becoming commercially consolidated and gradually reduce their current high price.

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Design Plus Award

Organized by the German Design Council and Messe Frankfurt, the "Design Plus powered by Light+Building" Awards recognize the most innovative products in the lighting sector. Finalists and winners were announced to coincide with the fair. From a total of 239 proposals, 28 won a prize, three of them with a "Best Of" mention. They are ONYXX.LED by Grimmeisen Licht, Otto Watt by Lucepan and the Microtools rail by Zumtobel. In the young creative category, the "Best Of" went to Denise Hachinger with Lumierecrown, Marcel Schwegler with Lichtraum-Raumlicht and Bernhard Ossan with the Model 111 projectors.

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Luminale

One more year Frankfurt is opening its doors to the most creative proposals in lighting. Light conquers the city with interesting artistic proposals that showcase the latest finds from research into new technologies for lighting. In Goethe-University square the "Time Drifts" installation by Philipp Geist took place, exploring the concepts of space and time, volatility and presence. Resonating, it examines the relationship of light and sound with the spectator through a three-dimensional structure built on a boat moored near the Holbeinsteg. And a gift from the city of Lyon to Frankfurt created by the designer Jacques Fournier, who has designed the new lighting for the Palmengarten fountains. A spectacle of water and light that is also a contribution in ecological and energy performance terms in regard to aquatic lighting.

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