Event Announcement | Event News | May 29, 2017

The Leading European Lighting Technology Conference, LpS 2017 Returns for Its 7th Year this September

The symbiosis of LED/OLED lighting and modern technology has led to new technical system architectures that will alter the lighting market forever. For the next generations of lighting concepts to succeed a holistic approach between technologies and systems is required. But how? The associated interdisciplinary developments require comprehensive knowledge of applications, designs and technologies in order to meet their potential.

The 7th international LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2017) is dedicated to answering these questions. This leading lighting technology conference will take place from 26 to 28 September in Bregenz, Austria. An estimated 1,600 visitors will have the chance to discuss topics related to “Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations” in over 100 specialist lectures, workshops and forums as well as in the exhibition area.

The stellar conference program encompasses strategies and markets, engineering and design, testing and applications, and covers the central building blocks of lighting systems from the component or materials right the way through to the application. The design questions concern topics such as reliability, costs and issues around the production of modern lighting systems.

The LpS 2017 is primarily aimed at technology experts from industry and research, as well as those who are curious about the latest developments in lighting technology.

Awards for the Best Scientific Paper (LED professional Scientific Award), the best technology product (LpS Award) and the best application system (TiL Award) are a focal point of both industry and academia.

“This conference is very important to us, because we can improve our knowledge about new technologies, LEDs and different kinds of applications and bring this new knowledge to our projects and to our design methodologies”, Giulia Gobino, LDT Lighting Design Team, Italy.

Connected Lighting & IoT
The integration of light within the world of information technologies is a leading trend in the lighting sector after the introduction of LED/OLED technology. Experts will share their thoughts on the interfaces we engage with every day, the form of the data transmissions, and the important topic of the connection to the Internet cloud and the related safety-related issues.

Global giants, Philips and Huawei, will give Keynotes that tackle the topic of Connected Lighting from the point of view of industry and urban planning. Also, the topic of LiFi, the data transmission via visible light, plays an important role for indoor-navigation, and also as an Internet access point.

Lighting Quality
Light quality with the dimensions of the spectral distribution, color rendering and the correct light quantity remain the central requirements of a lighting system. The provision of optimal light for humans, animals and plants is the core function of a lighting system, and is subject to a continuous optimization process. Adaptability and controllability are inevitably the key features needed to provide optimal light.

The founder of the Lighting Science Group and NASA researcher, Fred Maxik, has been working in the field of light for over 25 years. His lecture, “Transition of Illumination – Lightcentric Humans”, deals with the influence of light on the human eye and brain and establishes the requirements from future lighting systems.

Dr. Octavio L. Pérez of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, researches and develops human-centric-lighting strategies for the lighting industry.

LEDification & Miniaturization
The lighting industry continues to develop and these developments require new strategies in order to face ever-changing market conditions. Lectures by Philips, zumtobel group, Trilux, Feilo Sylvania, Osram and other industry leaders will address this complex theme.

The adoption of LED/OLED lighting continues to gain momentum, however, development of the SSL light sources is by no means complete. Quantum-Dots technologies are about to be introduced and will be able to increase efficiency by another 10% – 15% (Lumileds).

Manufacturers also develop application-specific products such as Horticultural Lighting and Automotive Lighting applications. Miniaturization, as an important design requirement, also presents the developers with a challenge.

Kibum Nam, CTO of Seoul Semiconductor, will discuss AC LED technologies. Dr. Fred C. Lee, the leading expert in resonant SMPS concepts, will be presenting new approaches to miniaturization of control electronics by high-frequency circuits, and The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) is offering a workshop on miniaturization in lighting technology.

Exhibition
The most contemporary products, investment goods and services will be presented at the conference. From the component to the module, from the measuring instrument to the production machine and from research facilities to the test laboratories, the exhibition offers an insight into the progress of the lighting industry.

Companies like Arrow, AT&S, Bartenbach, Dow Corning, Instrument Systems, Konica Minolta, MEGAMAN, Merck, Nichia, Plessey and Samsung Semiconductor will be presenting their new products.

“LpS 2017 covers the complete value chain in lighting from an industry and research point of view. Together with the co-located Trends in Lighting Forum & Show, dedicated to Smart Lighting, the events offer a holistic view into the lighting sector.” Event Director, Siegfried Luger.

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Sponsors and Partner Organizations
The main sponsors of the LpS 2017 include: auer Lighting, Dow Corning, Edison, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Topsil Global, Tridonic, Seoul Semiconductor, UL and Wago. Other national and international lighting organizations, media companies, scientific institutes and technical universities, such as the EPIC, the Global Lighting Association, ISA, LightingEurope and PIDA, support the event.

Co-location with Trends in Lighting (TiL 2017) - Smart Lighting Forum & Show
The LpS 2017 takes place in co-location with the Trends in Lighting. The TiL 2017 is a Smart Lighting Forum and an exhibition that deals with the latest system/application trends in the light industry every year. The forum will present topics such as Human Centric Lighting, Connected Lighting, Smart Controls, Internet of Things and Light as a Service. The exhibition parallel to this shows highly innovative lighting systems, lights, lamps and controls.

The TiL 2017 derives architects, interior designers, lighting designers, lighting designers and IT/IoT system integrators to discuss modern lighting design and lighting systems, and to find solutions. www.trends.lighting

Early Bird Discount
Visitors can register via the event website www.LpS2017.com, and receive early booking discounts until July 3rd. This year, the organizer offers an extensive program for accompanying persons, which includes sightseeing, hikes and shopping events.

Venue and Organizer
The city of Bregenz is located on the shores of Lake Constance. The area in the heart of Europe is on the border with Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The TiL 2017 takes place in the world-famous festival and congress house Bregenz. During the year, the festival hall becomes the venue for various operas and concerts.

The company Luger Research e.U. is the organizer of Trends in Lighting and LED professional Symposium +Expo, publisher of LED professional publications, as well as technology and innovation consultants in international research projects.

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