LED manufacturers unveil latest advances at lighting shows

June 22, 2006
Two major lighting shows – Light+Building in Germany and Lightfair in the USA – provided the opportunity for LED manufacturers to demonstrate their progress in developing high-power LEDs for the lighting market.
Predictably, LEDs were very much in evidence at Light+Building (L+B), the biennial trade show in Frankfurt, Germany that attracted almost 135,000 visitors, and Lightfair, the much smaller annual US show, held this year in Las Vegas.

The European event was notable for the massive scale of its booths especially among major players such as Philips and Osram, who had a much smaller presence in Vegas, and numerous Europe-based companies such as Zumtobel that didn't appear at Lightfair.

Many LED suppliers chose to exhibit at one or both events, and some of the highlights are described below.


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