Light Ideas
A greater sea of lights? No way – absolutely not
Susanne Kössler
03. May 2018
Susanne Kössler

Looking to the left, I see inspired business discussions, untiring employees, content faces, testing looks, interested visitors. Looking to the right, I spot languages from around the world, detailed product questions, relaxed laughter and a question posed to me: "May I talk to a salesman? I am very interested in the assortment of EGLO" - My first deployment at Light + Building 2018 – and I am overwhelmed by the continuous flow of visitors, the many product novelties and the seemingly endless exhibition halls.

There are good reasons why the global leading trade fair for lighting and building technology is held on the trade fair premises in Frankfurt. All sizes are represented here: On an area corresponding to the size of 88 football fields, 2,714 exhibitors from 55 countries present their world novelties.

EGLO luminaires are among them – for the first time in a two-level stand design. After more than a year of preparatory work, the trade fair team developed perfect placement of 900 product novelties on a presentation area of 444 sqm. 171 international EGLO employees used the trade fair as an opportunity to share information, maintain customer relationships and establish new contacts. 220,000 industry visitors from 177 different countries – it's a perfect opportunity that a renowned manufacturer of residential room luminaires just cannot miss.


This year, the trade fair focussed on the area of networked building and safety technology, also known as Smart Lighting. An interactive highlight corner on the subject of EGLO Connect put special emphasis on this trend at the EGLO trade fair stand.

Did you miss the trade fair?
Do you want to see the new trends anyway? You can! Though they're not available on the market yet, we will put four product highlights from the Light + Building 2018 in focus for you:

EGLO connect - talk to your lights.

The new Smart Plug controls your lighting and other devices. It doesn't matter if we're talking about an old luminaire or a coffee machine: Activate and deactivate your devices by Smart Plug and the app, remote control or timer. It's practical and cost-saving: The power measuring function enables you to keep an eye on your power consumption

The Smart Plug Plus ADDITIONALLY permits controlling all connect devices from outside or to use the speech control ALEXA

VALBIANO - the cosy light for any living situation

The new VALBIANO spot series stands out with its elegant look, casting a comfortable ambience in every loving space. The straight fabric shade is sitting on an arm of a matching colour. The canopy is a perfect match as well. The series provides a cosy and individual appearance while also offering you perfect light for any living situation with its adjustable spot heads

ADRI - the special classic

Boring? Never when you use the ADRI! Become a designer yourself and give your luminaire your individual style by using original lamps. The trendy colour combinations of grey/rose gold and white/matte gold turn your luminaire into an eye-catcher.

TOWNSHEND - the iconic eye-catcher

Who doesn't remember the iconic photograph "lunch break on a skyscraper": Workers are sitting on a steel beam in breath-taking heights and chill with their feet in the air. Bring some New York flair to your home easily with the TOWNSHEND 4. The luminaire with the steel beam in industrial design will bring a trendy loft feeling to any room. Would you like it more romantic? Fabric shades and white-patinised wood beams turn the TOWNSHEND into a pendulum luminaire in a cosy country house style.

Browse DIY and furniture stores, visit your luminaire store. You will soon be able to purchase our trade fair highlights there. If you want to explore luminaire trends beforehand, bookmark the dates from 08 to 13 March 2020 and come visit us at Light + Building 2020 on the trade fair premises in Frankfurt am Main.

Susanne Kössler
Susanne Kössler
Seit Oktober 2016 liegen die EGLO Events in meinem Verantwortungsbereich. Zudem unterstütze ich als Marketingassistenz die Abteilung bei diversen Projekten.
Since October 2016, I'm responsible for EGLO Events. I also support the marketing department with several projects.

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