Day 1
25 Sep 2018
Day 2
26 Sep 2018
Day 3
27 Sep 2018

The Transformation of Lighting

Lighting has come a long way since the invention of electric light. With the arrival of the Internet of Things, the idea of remote-controlled lighting based on the human centric approach is becoming reality. The world of IT has entered the lighting industry. We will be looking at the challenges and possibilities this will bring to the lighting industry and how different solutions can be utilised to bring about a successful transformation of the existing lighting system into a future-proof one.
van Tartwijk, Dr., Guido

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

The Lighting Industry’s turmoil seems not to be ending soon, to the extent that many players have to reconsider their very being. Nonetheless, the World of Light if full of opportunities. Tomorrow’s winners are the ones who are able to articulate the purpose and positive impact of connected lighting in the everyday life of people. To do so, it is mission-critical that designers, engineers, makers and thinkers team up, and join the efforts of lighting corporations manufacturers. When multi-disciplinary teams take ownership of innovation, beautiful things will happen. Join Rogier van der Heide and his keynote address at Trends in...
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van der Heide, Rogier

Interacting with Office Lighting: An End-User Perspective

We present insights in how to design innovative user interfaces for layered, personal, and shared lighting control, as well as opportunities for the value chain to unlock the benefits of the Internet of Lighting. We inspire you create a meaningful user experience by including the social context. Objectives of the lecture… Inform about innovative user interfaces Inspire to bring meaningful end-user experiences Convince stakeholders to use research insights
Van Essen Prof., Harm
Van de Werff MSc., Thomas

Interact Indoor Navigation Applied to the Benefit of People in Shops and Offices

Interact Indoor navigation provides accurate location services through Visible Light Communication (VLC). Philips LED luminaires are location beacons in addition to providing energy efficient illumination. This presentation will explain how Interact Indoor navigation facilitates shoppers and office workers with their activities in real stores and offices. Various use cases will be explained as well as location analytics examples and benefits. The presentation will also show how lighting systems can easily serve as an infrastructure that provides location and heading information to smart phones and other devices. We will inform you about the latest advances in the YellowDot program for OEMs....
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Verbrugh Dr., Stefan

Internet of Things (IoT) 101

There are a lot of things that we take for granted like internet and electricity. We use them daily, but very few us really know how they work. If we take the internet as an example, terms like a server, DNS, HTTP protocol, router, etc., are words familiar to our ear but it won’t be easy for most of us to explain correctly. As the internet of things becomes a hype topic for all of us every day, every lighting professional needs to know better these terms or even more terms like a beacon, node, mesh, network star topology, etc.....
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Gunes, Emre

Putting the Smart in Smart Buildings with Bluetooth Mesh

There’s a compelling business case for the smart building. Building regulations and in particular, energy efficiency regulations are driving the adoption of advanced technologies such as Bluetooth mesh networking in sophisticated smart building systems. Commercial lighting provides a natural grid for connectivity. Add mesh networking into the mix and retailers will have the power for in-store navigation or customized promotions. Hospitals will have the power to track patients and expensive equipment. Factory floors will have the power to connect all machines for better monitoring and maintenance. And businesses will have the power to intelligently control lighting and temperature, and monitor...
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Katsandres, Jim

Human Centric Lighting Review and Outlook

HCL human centric lighting is one of the main topics in the lighting community nowadays. As an experienced international lighting designer with more than 25 years it has been always a baseline in our profession. It has been developed through the years and was enabled by state of the art lighting technology. It is always needed to review how the interpretation of human centric lighting has been evolved in architectural lighting and what we had learned and took as consequences for our upcoming work. Looking for the precious design intelligence we create places to remember. Objectives of the lecture… Defining...
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Wilkins, Carla

WORKSHOP: Quality of Light : Is it All About Flickering?

We live in revolutionary times. Revolutionary, that is, in terms of lighting design and the tunability of light. One of the main drivers of this revolution is the astonishing rate at which solid state light sources can change their intensity. If this intensity change is not optimized or controlled in a proper way, not only the visual annoyance will be experienced by the observer but also the temporal light artefacts ( TLAs ) might have negative impacts on human well being. With an interactive demontrators, I’ll try to show what are these temporal light artefacts and talk about new metrics...
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Oktay, Mustafa

Sun – Culture – Perception – An Interactive Experience

Our teamwork is based on the interaction between people living in different continents, with their intrinsic differences of creed, culture or physical features and education. The objective of the lecture/workshop is to cause the participants to understand the relationship between latitude and lighting. A minimum of 30 participants is necessary in order to achieve a good production of material and mapping of results. The TIL event is a good platform for our international study, interact in a holistic way and generate conclusions that help a deeper understanding of our reality. These conclusions, once explained, we wish to believe, will influence...
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Stern, Gabi

Technology Changes our Business. A Consultants View on the Future Challenges of the Lighting Market

We have seen the LED transformation. It has been labeled disruptive, but most of the lighting players are still there. Where is the disruption? How did the lighting industry manage to survive? What upcoming challenges are on the horizon? We will see the IoT transformation. Will this be disruptive? If so, why? and how can the lighting industry manage this successfully? Is “service” the only way out, or is it a dead end route? Presenting a tour d’horizon and allowing for a decent discussion. Objectives of the lecture… The real disruption comes with the higher software part Software and alike...
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Werner Dr., Walter

Workshop – PMMA, See. Feel. Experience.

Hands-on workshop in order to experience the optical material PMMA. Targeted are all professionals involved in product design with plastics. Background Thermoplastic materials have been key enablers for innovation and have contributed to the development and progress of society. Transparent as well as opaque plastics have been used in the lighting industry for many decades and the share is ever increasing with LED light sources. Motivation From a materials manufacturer’s point of view it can be concluded that material knowledge is very good, if not excellent, within the technical and production staff of plastics processing industry. Designers, however, need a broader...
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Kogler Dr., Rene

WORKSHOP – BendOLED Lighting, Bring your Bended Design to Light

Now it’s time to bend! OLEDWorks introduces another improvement of their Brite panels, now feel free to bend it! For the first time ever the panel is bendable up to radius of less than 10cm while still providing the high brightness and high reliability of the Brite panels. The only bendable panel on the market processed on 0.1mm thin Corning Willow® glass allowing the total thinness of the panel to be just about 0.5mm. That thinness offers completely new opportunities and application areas. The integration of light becomes as easy as handling a piece of paper. And at the same...
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Görgen, Wolfgang
Olbertz, Guido

Clothing as Emotional Interface

Fashion becomes interactive and technology has never before been as close to the skin – what kind of possibilities does this open up? Anouk Wipprecht is a FashionTech designer who works interdisciplinary in search for intelligent systems that interact with the body as the environment of the wearer. Wipprecht uses machine learning and biomimicry coupled to sensors and animatronics. Her designs move, breath, and react to the world around them. She is interested in new ways we can interface — and builds micro-controlled garments to provoke her generation. Objectives of the lecture… How to create dialogues with technology Rethinking how...
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Wipprecht, Anouk

Smart Lighting Owns the Ceiling – But What About the Walls?

The transition from traditional lighting to LED lighting has triggered a wave of innovation that will establish lighting as an Internet of Things (IoT) backbone in the building. High node density coupled with readily available power supply make lighting fixtures ideal nodes of a connected wireless mesh network. This IoT network will transport information about the fixtures status but also about vital building parameters generated by connected sensors. This combination of smart LED lighting with sensors integrated into an IoT network is often referred to as the “Smart Ceiling”. Reducing the sensor and network infrastructure to a smart ceiling however misses...
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Kassner DI, Matthias

LEDs in Medical Point-of-Care Testing Diagnostics – Commodity or Still Driving Technology Demand?

I’ll present an update on use of LEDs in the medical diagnostics market segment. I intend to discuss the current use of high power LEDs as key enablers for cost-effective solutions for the Point-of-care-testing manrket segment. Regulatory and assay specific needs still drive the need for new solutions in the LED space, which should be made transparent to the supply chain of the LED industry. Objectives of the lecture… New technical needs for LEDs Insight into application trends of the diagnostics market New technical needs for LEDs insight into application trends of the diagnostics market get to know Volpi as...
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Stärker MSc., Ulrich

What is Li-Fi? Everything You Need to Know: Opportunities & Challenges

Imagine a world where every one of the billions of lightbulbs in use today is a wireless hotspot delivering connectivity at speeds that can only be dreamed of with Wi-Fi. This is an opportunity that became possible thanks to LiFi technology. Light Fidelity or LiFi is a Visible Light Communications (VLC) system running wireless communications travelling at very high speeds. LiFi uses common household LED (light emitting diodes) light bulbs to enable data transfer, boasting speeds of up to 224 gigabits per second. The technology has became an international standard for wireless communication in its first version in November 2011...
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Topsu Prof., Suat

WORKSHOP – Commissioning an IoT Lighting Infrastructure. What Makes it so Difficult? How the Process can be Improved?

From simple scenarios to advanced control strategies, we’ll examine what tools and competences are needed to commission a smart lighting system in a time and cost efficient manner. We’ll look at major challenges and new concepts introduced by Bluetooth mesh that effectively streamline the process. Objectives of the workshop… Attendees will be able to get a full picture of the commissioning process in a connected lighting environment. We’ll break it down into a number of stages, identifying the most challenging ones and examining how different technologies are trying to handle them. Participants will be able to tell what tools and...
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Hobot, Michal
Slupik Dr., Szymon

BIOWNLIGHT- Brings Day-Light to Life

Released to life 6 channel light mixing technology BIOWNLIGHT is a new step in Biodynamic Lighting – Enhanced HCL. It provides automatic circadian lighting modes while supporting human natural biorhythms. Despite light parameters Ra>95 R9>90 in CCT range 2700K-6500K BIOWNLIGHT is on track to precise mimic daylight spectrum. Objectives of the lecture.. BIOWNLIGHT – Why 6 channel light mixing technology? Spectra for amazing color rendition and biodynamic impact You get day-light you feel good  

WORKSHOP – Ambient Communication

We will stage a superb co-design workshop on Ambient Communication, a new way of conveying information, aiding human behaviour and providing services through light. Humans have substantial ability to process ambient and peripheral information that directly affects our feelings and subconscious contextual understanding without the need to activate cognitive thought processes. With Ambient Communication a new hybrid form of space is created that is simultaneously digital and physical yet rooted to human biology. We will bring our EC funded research findings for sharing together with our beta level special software, lab-level hybrid hardware and sensor rig to play with. Objectives...
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Rosenius MSc., Tapio

LED Lighting: An Active Contribution to Eye Health

LED Lighting offers immense opportunity, now with processor control, to positively impact on eye health. Recent research in Europe, USA and Australasia reveals how light can be used to improve eye-health at various levels. The strategic application of modified (LED) human-centric-lighting offers to dramatically reduce the incidence and progression of myopia (nearsightedness) whilst simultaneously protecting the eye from hazardous wavelengths of short wavelength blue light (the so-called, ‘blue light hazard’). In East Asia, myopia affects up to 80% of high school graduates and 95% of university graduates. The LED lighting industry now has the opportunity the be a leader in...
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Mason Dr., Stephen Archer

The Psychological Evolution of Urban Lighting

This study is based on a psychological approach to light in urban Environments which is designed to improve perceptual and residential quality in inner-city areas at night. Due to the number of confounding variables that arise from field tests in the real world, VR technology was chosen as the study methodology and implemented by Professor Greule at HAW Hamburg, Die Lichtplaner company and the psychologist Torsten Braun. Four central questions were formulated for the study: 1. Does the more expensive creation of VR scenes for the evaluation of light offer more advantages than traditional visualisation methods such as Photoshop or Relux Suite? 2. Is VR technology sufficiently...
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Greule Prof. Dr., Roland
Braun Dipl. Phys., Torsten

WORKSHOP: Human Centric Lighting – Designing and Operating Lighting with Human in the Center

Human Centric Lighting is more than a buzz word. With the new definition there is much more impact on design and operation of an installation. As the definition is coming from ZVEI: Light is multifaceted and always visual, emotional and biological. Human Centric Lighting (HCL) supports in a targeted and long-term manner the health, well-being and performance of human beings through holistic planning and implementation of the visual, emotional and in particular the biological effects of light ZVEI and have published a nice brochure with examples of lighting according to the HCL concept. The user shall understand the lighting and should...
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Dehoff DI, Peter

WORKSHOP – Quality of Light, Rethinking Lighting Specifications

LED technology changes the way we interpret lighting metrics. Designing with LEDs is not as straightforward as it used to be with conventional technologies. For lighting designers, specifiers, store owners,… to fully capitalize on the possibilities LED lighting offers, they must change the way they think about lighting and develop a new understanding of the relationship between commonly used light parameters, like CCT and CRI. With interactive demonstrators I will show and explain how the most known lighting metrics are sometimes incorrectly used.The audience will experience what the metrics actually mean and how LED technology differs compared to conventional technology....
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Voorspoels, Reinhard

WORKSHOP – Lighting & Laser Projection for the Entertainment Industry

EPIC Workshop on Lighting and Laser Projection for the Entertainment Industry is meant to create a forum of discussion and collaboration on laser displays and related technologies. Presentations from key companies in the field will cover the full value chains of laser displays and other lighting technologies, from components to system integrators: Lasers and light sources manufacturers (Visible lasers, LEDs, Solid-state light sources, Phosphors, Fluorescent materials, Wavelength conversion materials, Optoelectronic materials), optical components for projection (Spatial light modulators, High-speed scanners, MEMS, Active-matrix integration, Projection components, Display drivers and interfaces), imaging and projection novel technologies (3D imaging, Holography, Laser backlight unit,...
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Pozo Dr., Jose

Human Centric Lighting Apart from Tuneable White LEDs

With clever use of LED technology, one can achieve much more than simple biological human centric lighting. Also standard lighting can be used to improve human lighting experience. Upcoming LED technology offers even more possibilities to improve living, health and mood, as will be shown in several demos. Objectives of the lecture… LEDs can do more than influence biological clocks Existing lighting can be turned to Human Centric Watch out for new experiences with novel LEDs
Lorenz Dr., Stefan

LIGHTELLIGENCE – IoT Business in Lighting

Topic of the talk will be a new way of business in the lighting area. IoT development means: a new way of data handling in light installations and how to make IoT development easy? Objectives of the lecture… How to make IoT development easier? How to us existing software knowledge for lighting IoT use cases? Generating knowledge about IoT use cases
Peitz Dr., Christoph

UrbanLight – Optimized LED street lighting for Vienna

UrbanLight – Optimized LED street lighting for Vienna – Siegmund Staggl, Wilfried Pohl – Bartenbach GmbH In Vienna, 80% of the total stock of conventional catenary suspension luminaires is currently in use for up to 60 years. They will now be converted to LED in the years 2017 – 2020. For this purpose, together with the MA33 of the City of Vienna, a new LED lighting modul was developed that allows for standardization, considers ecological aspects and has the greatest possible sustainability in terms of maintenance and quality for both, users and residents. In particular the focus was on visual quality,...
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Pohl Mag. rer. nat., Wilfried


Discover the new way of moving data around: secure, fast and scalable. Learn how LiFi modules enable luminaires to connect everything to the internet. Together with the experts of Oledcomm, explore how you can design a solution that collects, stores and acts upon any data, from any device. Learn about the system architecture of a LiFi-enabled lighting installation: together with software connections and a web-based service, your luminaires create an ecosystem that ensure your building can communicate with the rest of the world. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: to understand the architecture of a LiFi-enabled lighting installation to learn about the new purpose...
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Azoulay, Benjamin

Light is the Source of Well-Being: HCL for Large Surfaces

Today, modern lighting offers more than just optimum visibility. With innovative concepts for Tunable White and Human Centric Lighting, it is possible to uses the many positive effects of light in order to create more pleasant working environments. Improve the quality of life with light quality by using efficient lighting systems. The right light at the right time Referring to the artifi cial light of an HCL solution, the timeline shows the change in color temperature over the day. Biologically effective light with a high blue content activates us from morning to lunchtime and also when we hit a performance...
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Gardenal MBA, Michele
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