LEDs move to the next level at Light+Building

June 22, 2006
Strong walking shoes and a pair of sunglasses were a good idea for anyone trying to see all the LED-related products at Light+Building…but it was a worthwhile journey.
Light+Building, the biennial trade fair held this year in Frankfurt, Germany on April 24-27, is a huge event, but making the effort to see the many companies working with LEDs, from device makers to luminaire manufacturers and everyone in between, was a valuable experience.

Compared with the same event two years ago, first impressions were positive. There was less emphasis on the flashing, brightly colored and, some might say, tacky-looking lighting fixtures and more emphasis on the areas that are going to help LEDs move gradually into mainstream lighting markets – white LEDs with very high brightness and efficacy, integrated modules and plug-and-play systems, and well-engineered white LED-based lighting products.


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