Latest from the lighting market: news

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Year 2020


Study: Double Dynamic Lighting

Researchers are testing light based on biological, aesthetic and functional aspects

Standards and guidelines are defining minimum requirements for office lighting. But employees desire more, as an ongoing study in Denmark reveals.…


Photon Hub Europe starts in 2021

Financial support from the EU for the pan-european digital innovation center for photonics

Photon Hub Europe is the new pan-european innovation center for photonics. It has been awarded 19 Million Euro investment from the EU´s HORIZON 2020…


Light on, virus dead

New applications for UV-C disinfection

Radiation has been used for decades to disinfect for example drinking water. Also surfaces of ambulances or treadmills in industrial production are…


Kardorff engineers are “Lighting designers of the year“

German Lighting Design Award 2020 presented trophies in eleven categories

More than 400 participants followed the online gala event and award ceremony  of the “Deutscher Lichtdesign-Preis 2020“ on September, 17th. Out of 53…


Do you know why moths are attracted by light? explains the appeal of light for nocturnal insects

Quickly airing the room in summer evenings without turning off the light can attract myriads of insects. Specially moths soon enter a spiralling path…


Travel tips light festivals

Experience summer nights in the glow of light art

“Stay home“ is over. Borders open again and wanderlust comes back strongly. Friends of light art are heading east: For example to the “Lighting…


Printed LED

Improved optical and electronic features

For the first time scientists have produces LEDs by means of inkjet printing with a hybrid Perowskit semiconductor material. Until now this was only…


New lecture slides on HCL published

Light for humans (Human Centric Lighting, HCL for short) promotes a balanced sleep-wake rhythm and can support human health and well-being.…


50 years for excellent lighting –

The knowledge pool celebrates a big anniversary


New trends in office or residential lighting, LED or Human Centric Lighting: For half a century has been informing about light, lamps and…


Light + Building: New dates

Postponed: Light + Building to be held in September 2020

In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and after intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light +…