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Regardless of Eyjafjallajökull—the Icelandic volcano that erupted and impacted... More

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An American in Frankfurt

Jim Benya offers his view of Light+Building's 2008 offerings. More

Light+Building 2008 Impresses
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Light+Building 2008 Impresses

The international-lighting trade fair held every other year in Frankfurt, Germany,... More

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Zumtobel Group Consolidates LED division; acquires SpaceCannon

Zumtobel Group has announced it will consolidate Ledon Lighting, Lexedis Lighting, and Tridonic Atco Optoelectronics into the Zumtobel LED Division, led by Roland Michal. The new division presented its portfolio under the Ledon brand in April 2008 at Light+Building in Frankfurt, Germany. The company also announced the acquisition of Italian LED company SpaceCannon. SpaceCannon will continue its focus on outdoor, fa*ç cedilla*ade, and event lighting. It will join the LED division at Zumtobel. More

A Report from Light+Building 2006
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A Report from Light+Building 2006

Every other year, one event in particular enlightens and illuminates Frankfurt,... More

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An American in Frankfurt

among a small legion of american lighting designers, I attended Light+Building 2004 in Frankfurt, Germany, from April 18 to 22. While some attend every other year (it is a biennial event), I admit to rarely attending shows outside the United States. Maybe it is the time commitment or the multiple time zones, or maybe I'm just not as comfortable in the international arena. After this last experience, however, I think I will attend more often. More

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Light, Frankfurt Style

the numbers are in. the biennial frankfurt-located light+building, held from april to , logged a 16 percent increase over its 2004 attendee numbers, from 116,000 visitors two years ago to 134,489 this year. Show manager Messe Frankfurt also reported international participation of 32 percent (up from 27 percent two years ago). While not all of the 119,000 square feet of exhibition space was devoted to lighting (the show also incorporated engineering, home and building automation, and architecture-related systems), there was more than enough on the 15 lighting-devoted floors to keep the ambitious visitor busy for at least five days-and sore for many more following. More

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