Denneman, Jan W. | Keynote

Philips Lighting, President Global Lighting Association & VP Philips Lighting & VP LightingEurope

Denneman, Jan W. | Keynote

Philips Lighting, President Global Lighting Association & VP Philips Lighting & VP LightingEurope


Since 1976 he has been working for Philips Lighting in several roles in product development, business development, product management, marketing, sustainability and governmental affairs. In his current role, he manages Philips Lighting worldwide activities in industry associations and consortia. In 2001 he became a member of the Board of Directors and President of the European Lamp Companies Federation – the major discussion partner for the European Union on all issues concerning light sources. In 2015, he was elected as President of LightingEurope. Because the huge changes in the lighting world of LEDs and Connectivity require also new approaches in standardization, he took the initiative to create new alliances like Zhaga and The Connected Lighting Alliance in which he serves as Board member. In 2007 Jan took the initiative to create the Global Lighting Forum and in March 2012, he has been elected as President of the Global Lighting Association, a cooperation between peak lighting industry associations worldwide, like CALI, NEMA, LightingEurope, ELCOMA, JLMA, Lighting Council, TLFEA, ABILUX, KILT, MELA etc.

Strategic Roadmap of the Global Lighting Industry

In recent decades the world has seen significant changes with respect to lighting.

The industry has witnessed two highly disruptive technology developments. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) from quality producers have developed to a level of performance and light quality to enable the rapid replacement of all conventional light sources. Secondly, LEDs have been integrated into intelligent lighting systems, making them capable of full integration with the digital world. Consequently the industry is now moving towards system solutions, in addition to better lighting quality than that previously offered by traditional technology.

The 3rd photo-receptor in the human eye has been discovered, providing scientific evidence that light not only provides vision, but it also impacts performance and feelings of well-being. This enables lighting to add additional value to society from sustainability to quality of light. This discovery might become as impactful as the invention of LEDs.

The world has many challenges, and some are very relevant to the lighting industry. These include the challenges posed by globalization, climate and demographic changes. The challenges confronted by the lighting industry are digitalization, new applications of intelligent lighting systems and the increasing demand for buildings, supporting human health, well-being and productivity. Hence the value of lighting is moving from energy efficiency to a much wider spectrum of quality of life and improved well-being.

This transition requires paradigm shifts for all stakeholders- the industry, customers and users and particularly, governments and regulators, who need to view the capabilities and benefits of lighting within this wider context.

“The disruptive technology inventions of LEDs and Intelligent Lighting Systems bring advantages to many stakeholders in the lighting, building- and city-management, data and IoT industry. Moreover, the Lighting Industry will make sure that also the end-users of lighting installations will benefit from these inventions through better quality lighting that is smartly tuned to the changing needs and activities of the users,” Jan W. Denneman

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