Light + Building 2018: Hess presents a treasure trove of innovations and design highlights for smart cities of today and tomorrow

- Hess is setting new standards in lighting, multifunctionality and design with the 'Hess Smart City' and a variety of world innovations

- World innovation 1: RENO ELEMENTS / Lighting and multifunctionality in a completely new design

- World innovation 2: CITY ELEMENTS 200

o The new cutting edge in the area of multifunctional illuminating columns

o E-mobility – perfectly integrated

- World innovation 3: ARINI TREE with inductive charging Options /Seating and inductive charging for smart phones (Qi charging) – unique for urban spaces

- World innovation 4: AVILA and VILLAGE 300 / Newly designed outdoor luminaries – a true highlight of attractive and holistic design concepts


Villingen-Schwenningen, 16 March 2018  
Hess GmbH Licht + Form, a leading international manufacturer of outdoor lighting and furnishings with headquarters in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), will be presenting a veritable treasure trove of product innovations and new developments for smart cities and urban spaces at the world's leading trade fair for lighting and building technology, Light + Building in Frankfurt. At Hall 5.0, Stand A50, inventive innovations and attractive solutions for lighting, supply, and holistic design of smart living spaces of today and tomorrow will be presented in the unique design that Hess is known for. Consequently, the exhibition stand reflects an urban environment that invites you to explore and linger.

Enhancing urban spaces – Enhancing smart urban spaces
In order to support cities and communities on their path to the 'Smart City', Hess remains true to the company slogan of 'Enhancing urban spaces' and makes it a priority. With the brand new multifunctional lighting system RENO ELEMENTS and the new cutting edge in the area of multifunctional illuminating columns, CITY ELEMENTS 200, the premium manufacturer is expanding its attractive product range of multifunctional lighting systems.  

RENO ELEMENTS: Lighting and multifunctionality in a completely new design 

A real highlight is RENO ELEMENTS: The new smart lighting system reinterprets the Hess DNA. New but tried and tested – because RENO ELEMENTS makes an impression with the best light and real added value through multifunctionality in a completely new expression of design that is minimalist and striking at the same time.

Equipped with the latest LED technology and useful options such as loudspeakers, cameras, info displays, Wi-Fi, e-mobility, and external power supply, it creates communicative, informative and networked living environments.

CITY ELEMENTS 200 – the new cutting edge in the area of multifunctional illuminating columns

The new multi-functional illuminating column CITY ELEMENTS 200 represents the evolution in light and multi-functionality, allowing Hess to combine decades of experience and the benefits of the globally successful CITY ELEMENTS 180 and CITY ELEMENTS 230 models into an innovative yet simple illuminating column. With a diameter of 200 mm and many inventive innovations, the CITY ELEMENTS 200 is destined for attractive design and solution concepts in urban environments.

Thanks to its completely new design, it can be effortlessly set up in just a few steps with just one tool and in any type of weather. The illuminating column consists of empty basic and intermediate elements, which are equipped with self-contained and sealed inserts as needed. The top elements are also sealed already in the factory, so they only need to be attached. This means the CITY ELEMENTS 200 constitutes a whole new dimension of simplicity in multifunctional illuminating columns.

E-mobility – perfectly integrated into the CITY ELEMENTS 200

The luminaires of sophisticated design by Hess are typically located in city centres as well as on residential streets and service roads – and thus exactly where e-mobility, or more precisely the supply of electricity, will play a major role. In a correspondingly elegant manner and without affecting the design of the luminaire, Hess incorporates this topic into the illuminating column. A type 2 charging station, that is, 3-phase with 400VAC and 32A and a safety socket, can be installed if desired. To make user interaction less complicated, an RFID module is used. In this way Hess once again combines light, design and multifunctionality in an ideal way – in a CITY ELEMENTS 200. And that's just the beginning.
ARINI TREE: Integration of inductive charging options for smart outdoor spaces
Hess offers another multifunctional lighting system with the ARINI – a lighting system that combines light and multifunctionality with an exceptional, nature-inspired design. The ARINI TREE occupies a very special place within the ARINI line. Inspired by a stylised tree, it has become a sensational eye-catcher. The ARINI and the ARINI TREE can have a variety of functions, from lighting to loudspeakers, cameras and GOBOs through to Wi-Fi. At the  Light + Building, Hess will introduce a bench, which has inductive charging capabilities (Qi charging), that encircles the ARINI TREE. In this way, Hess places an elegant and smart bench next to its intelligent lighting system, providing the perfect combination of luminaire and furnishings.  

RENO ELEMENTS, CITY ELEMENTS and ARINI. With three multifunctional lighting systems in completely different designs, Hess is at the global forefront in the lighting industry, offering its customers a worldwide unique and absolutely smart selection. 

AVILA and VILLAGE 300: New highlights for urban environments

Other trade fair highlights include the AVILA and VILLAGE 300. Both luminaires make an impressive showing with their design, each in their own, unique way. Sleek and simple, the AVILA is suited for more restrained tastes. Elegant and extremely decorative, the VILLAGE 300 stands out in urban spaces with delicate aluminium rings encircling the luminaire body.

Customers also have a choice here. And even better than that: Both the AVILA and VILLAGE 300 can be customised and made into a one-of-a-kind luminaire. Whether with custom decorative foil, design rings or additional effect light. For an entirely customised tone – during the day and at night.

Designed for holistic design solutions, AVILA and VILLAGE 300 are available as pole mounted, catenary suspended and wall mounted luminaires. In addition, state-of-the-art, high-performance LEVO3 technology ensures a particularly wide range of uses even for heights of up to 6 meters. 

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About Hess GmbH Licht + Form:
Thanks to an extremely varied range of luminaires, Hess is able to fulfil every lighting design requirement for outdoor public spaces and exterior illumination of properties. Perfectly matched, high-quality site furnishings round out the product portfolio.

Light and form are part of our company name and thus firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy and our very DNA. Hess stands for the very best lighting solutions and an unparalleled expression of design. The perfect interplay of light and form is what makes our products unique. Combining lighting and site furnishings to optimum effect allows integrated concepts and customised special solutions to be implemented across urban and outdoor spaces in line with the Hess slogan 'Enhancing urban spaces'.
Tradition, innovation and design have made Hess a leading international brand. Hess supports and accompanies architects, planners, cities, municipalities and builders from the planning stage through to installation – throughout Europe and beyond. In addition to the main factory located in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), there is also a manufacturing site in Gaffney, South Carolina (USA). Hess has been a subsidiary of the Nordeon Group since 1 October 2013.

Contact details

Hess GmbH Licht + Form
Marco Walz
Head of Communications & Marketing
Lantwattenstrasse 22
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7721 920 475

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