Welcome to the International Year of Light
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2015 the International Year of Light, placing light at the forefront of discussions of how to approach global challenges of energy, argriculture and health.
Light plays a central role in human activities. On the most fundamental level through photosynthesis, light is necessary to the existence of life itself, and the many applications of light have revolutionized society through medicine, communications, entertainment and culture. Industries based on light are major economic drivers, and light-based technologies directly respond to the needs of humankind by providing access to information, promoting sustainable development, and increasing societal health and well-being.
The International Year of Light will reach an audience of tens of millions of scientists, industry leaders and members of the public worldwide. The International Year of Light consortium already consists of over 100 major international learned societies, volunteer organisations and other international bodies from over 85 countries around the world.
Our major architectural lighting supplier, iGuzzini, is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this initiative.