Light + Building 2018: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Light + Building is the world’s largest exhibition of futuristic products and services in the field of lighting, electrical and building automation. And this year’s fair is just days away.

The exhibition serves as an industry platform as well as a meeting place for key international players and visitors. Showcasing the latest in light innovations and smart building service engineering, the fair will be March 18-23, 2018, on the exhibition grounds of Frankfurt am Main.

Light + Building 2018 features a wide array of firsts. What’s more, many exhibits will be representing the best in the field.

Light + Building is Europe’s leading trade fair. Further, it is a celebrated international exhibition of lighting and building automation. More than 2,600 exhibitors will showcase innovative products there. Read on for important details about the event.




Event Details

Dates: March 18-23, 2018

Times: March 18-22 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, March 23 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Venue: Messe Frankfurt


  • Lighting
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Building Automation
  • Electronic Security Technology
  • Architecture
  • Software for the Construction Industry

Eligibility: Trade Only

Method of Admission: Apply and register online, registration and tickets also available at event

Organizer and Contact: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Tel: +49-69-7575-0, Fax: +49-69-7575-6750

Email: [email protected]


Industries and Exhibitors


  • Lighting manufacturing
  • Lighting designing
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electric and Electronic Information
  • Telecommunication
  • Data processing
  • Building automation
  • Construction
  • Industrial technology


Bosch, Luximprint, Architonic, Zafferano, Bajaj Electricals, ABB, Beckhoff, Schneider Electric, Trilux, Vibia Lighting, Stiebel Eltron, Wago, Osram, Philips, Siemens, DelightFULL, Escofet, Warema, Artemide, Bega, Brand van Egmont, Erco, Fagerhult Group, Faustig, Flos, iGuzzini. Ingo Maurer, Lousi Poulsen, Luceplan, Lumileds, Martinelli Luc, Nimbus, Nordeon Group, Occhio, Schreder, Tobias Grau, Vibia Lighting, Zero, Zumbotel, and more.

Frequency: Biennial

Last Fair Information

  • Light and Building 2016

Total Number of Visitors: 216,610 (including 106,049 foreign visitors)

Total Number of Exhibitors: 2,626 (including 1,775 foreign exhibitors)

Net area: 249,100 sq.m.


or more detailed information about this trade fair check the official website. To learn more about the brand exhibits, click here.


Guided Tours

Numerous design innovations and amazing new products are the fair’s key attractions. Besides these wonders, however, you can also arrange for guided tours. A guided tour can be especially helpful if you want to interact with particular brands.

Facilitated by partners, guided tours allow exhibit visitors to gain fresh perspectives while making contacts. The tours are available for industry personnel, such as architects, planners, builders, and operators. Some tours are provided by local authorities and some by the planning departments.




Fair events are organized into four categories: Emotion, Selection, Skills, and Career. These categories will help visitors organize their time according to their chief area of interest.


Global Footfall

The industries encompassing global lighting products and smart building have grown rapidly. Consequently, Light + Building has grown as well.

This year, nearly half of all visitors to the exhibition are from Frankfurt. Visitors and exhibitors will be flooding into Frankfurt from elsewhere in Germany as well. Other countries that will be represented by a high number of visitors and exhibitors include Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Poland.


Strictly Business

This trade fair is open only to trade visitors. No casual visitors will be allowed admittance. Nor will cameras be allowed. As a matter of fact, the taking of photographs of anything on the premises is prohibited.


Navigator App

To help visitors better cover the events at Light and Building 2018, the organizers offer a navigator app designed especially for this exhibition. Plan to use your time in Frankfurt more efficiently by downloading the Light + Building Navigator App. It is available on the App Store as well as on Google Play. Use the app to locate booths and exhibitors of interest. You’ll be able to head straight for them without any hassle.


Free WiFi

Wireless access across the fairgrounds will be available free of charge. However, users may access this free WiFi with only one mobile device at any time.


Don’t Miss It

So, all you design and technology enthusiasts, don’t miss this 6-day product parade in Frankfurt. Gear up to experience light in action at Lighting + Building 2018.