Almost 20 percent of worldwide electricity demand is used for lighting in all areas of life, which produces an enormous amount of CO2. Consequently, future concepts for lighting streets and buildings as well as electronic displays and in tomorrow's cars are very much part of the sustainability trend.
Light emitting diodes (LED) and organic light emitting diodes (OLED) are therefore becoming more and more popular in everyday use. Red and yellow LEDs in the back lights of cars are already state of the art, but the first LED headlamps are not too far away. OLEDs are still primarily used for background lighting and monitors. But in future, as electrically controlled light films, they could also be used as room lighting.
But public lighting also has a completely different image from traditional street lighting. New solutions in the area of e-signage, in other words innovative forms of advertising on electronic displays, will increasingly shape the future of advertising. The development of LCD monitors for e-signage applications and new LED background lighting continuously opens up many new areas of application.
The technological basis of video projectors is also changing because of new developments in the field of optical technologies. The industry is getting very close to making projectors so small that they can easily be integrated into cell phones.
Illumination at the World of Photonics Congress
The focal point, illumination, will be represented by examples of applications at the stands of many exhibitors at LASER World of PHOTONICS. But the World of Photonics Congress will also be handling the subject to bridge the divides between science and industry, theory and practice.
In the forum in Hall B2 the Congress will present "Sustainable Lighting Concepts" in a series of speeches from institutes and industry about modern lighting concepts and efficient manufacturing processes for the light sources of the future.
|"Illumination" - events and exhibitors|
|Wednesday, 17. June |
Hall B2, Stand 403
Dr. Andreas Bräuer (Fraunhofer IOF), Dr. Berit Wessler (Osram): "Sustainable illumination concepts "
|Monday, 15. June |
13:30 - 14:30 h
|CLEO/Europe 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics |
Cha-Hsin Chao, Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan: “Investigation of Enhanced Light Extraction Efficiency of Light Emitting Diodes with ZnO Nanorod Arrays ”
|15. - 18. June|
Halls B2, C1
|Exhibitors and others|
Fraunhofer IOF, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Laser 2000 GmbH, Sill Optics GmbH & Co. KG, LightTrans GmbH
You will find all the exhibitors for illumination in the exhibitor database.