This year’s again well-chosen keynote speakers clearly reflected the new vision and the spirit of the event. With Helmut Kinzler, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects and a highly qualified proponent showed modern to avant-garde architecture and the role of light – not just artificial light – in these concepts. Jan Denneman, representing The Global Lighting Association and Philips Lighting, presented the industry roadmap and depicted a clear view of the lighting future. CISCO’s Business Development Manager, Akshay Thakur, covered the IoT and network topics that are becoming more important from year to year for everybody dealing with lighting. And finally, Fred Maxik, founder of the Lighting Science Group, inspired with his knowledge about light quality, human centric lighting, and his visions what else could be done with light in the future.
Beyond the excellent attunement from the keynotes, once again, the complete LpS program enjoyed great popularity and was vowed for its high quality and versatility. Three parallel tracks covered every hot topic from enabling technologies to thermal management, from the light source to the controls, from engineering to system quality, or from system qualification to application.