The VDE Institute was represented by several experts at the Light+Building 2018.

The VDE Institute at Light+Building 2018: Our highlights

Light + Building is the world’s leading trade fair for lighting, design and intelligent building technology and thus, the platform for the digital revolution in the building. The VDE Institute was on-site with its experts and provided information on testing and certifying electrical products in the fields of lighting and electrical technology along with home and building automation.


VDE Testing and Certification Institute

The VDE was represented by three booths at the trade fair in Frankfurt: In addition to the main booth in Hall 4.1 where VDE e.V., the VDE Institute and VDE|DKE presented themselves, colleagues from the VDE Publishing House in hall 9.0 provided information about the latest VDE publications, standards and seminars. VDE expert Daniel Schädel was available at the ZVEH booth in hall 8.0 for questions on the topic of smart metering.

Activities at the VDE’s main booth in hall 4.1

In our exhibition booth’s “smart living room”, our VDE experts provided information on the issues of human-centric lighting, flickering, smart living and cyber security. In addition to a general overview of the technical abilities and novelties in smart building and smart lighting, interested visitors were also informed about possible hazards. This is because information security and data protection play a major role in a networked home.

A special highlight at our main booth was our ball-shooting booth, where soccer fans visiting the trade fair could measure their shooting power. Numerous participants took up the challenge until the end of the trade fair and attempted to shoot their way into our top ten. The challenge simulates tests that we perform in our ball-shooting booth and shows why lighting in sports facilities, such as gyms, needs to withstand special loads.

Our quick-sketch artist was there once again. In just a few minutes, cartoonist WIlli Schmidt portrayed our booth’s visitors and provided a unique trade fair souvenir.

Certificate issued to Mennekes

The VDE Institute issues the certificate to Mennekes at the Light+Building 2018.

Sven Öhrke, a member of the VDE Institute’s executive board, issues the VDE certificate to Mennekes’ General Manager Volker Lazzaro (right) and Christopher Mennekes, Managing Partner of the Mennekes company (left)

| Mennekes

On March 21, 2018, Sven Öhrke, a member of the executive board at the VDE Institute, issued the VDE certificate to Christopher Mennekes, managing partner of the Mennekes company and to Mennekes General Manager Volker Lazzaro for the control and protection device (IC-CPD) for charging electric vehicles on normal outdoor household power outlets.

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Certificate issued to frogblue

Certificate being issued to frogblue at the Light + Building

Certificate being issued to frogblue at the Light + Building. On the image from left to right: Steffen Zinkhan (Group Manager for Installation Products at the VDE Institute), Manuel Bott (Department Manager for Components and Installation Technology at the VDE Institute), Dr. Dirk David Goldbeck (Member of Management at the VDE Institute), René Hinkel (General Manager of frogblue TECHNOLOGY GmbH), Nicole Huffer (Chairwoman of Sales & Marketing at frogblue).

| Jens Wirok / frogblue

The next day on March 22 2018, the young company frogblue was issued the VDE certificate for their Bluetooth-controlled light dimmer by Dr. Dirk David Goldbeck, a member of the VDE Institute’s executive board. This product is currently unique on the market and we are very esteemed and encouraged by the handicraft.

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Presentation by Dr. Siegfried Pongratz and Dr. Alexander Nollau

On March 22, 2018, VDE expert Dr. Siegfried Pongratz (VDE Institute), together with Dr. Alexander Nollau from the DKE (German Commission for Electrical Technologies), held a presentation on the issue of “load management and information security in smart home + building”. It showed, among other things, how efficiently energy can be used when the appropriate technology is considered as early as during the planning stage. Of course, Dr. Pongratz’ flagship topic, information security, had to be included.

Impressions of Light+Building 2018

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