(Austria) – Co-located shows TiL and LpS have announced their event programs, featuring the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects, Philips Lighting and Zumtobel.

TiL 2017 (Trends in Lighting: Smart Lighting Forum & Show) has announced that for its inaugural year, the 2,000 visitors will be joined by leading light experts from international companies including Zaha Hadid Architects, Philips Lighting, Osram, Zumtobel Group and many more. 

This event has been designed to focus on all the big questions and best practice surrounding Human Centric Lighting, Connected Lighting, Smart Controls, IoT and Light as a Service. Tailored for a delegation of architects, lighting consultants, lighting manufactures, electrical consultants and lighting designers.

During the event, there will be the chance to get hands-on and to explore light, and its possibilities in a series of detailed and informative workshops delivered and lead by such internationally renowned organisations as EPIC, Photonics21 and Bluetooth SIG. They will cover a range of subjects including miniaturisation, LiFi, and the potential of Bluetooth and IoT. One highlight from the series of workshops will be a session focusing on perception psychology and the effects of light on human’s performance, emotionality and physiology, given by international light designers Bartenbach.

“We chose to launch Trends in Lighting in 2017 because we believe now the possibilities of light have reached a zenith. The users of light, the designers, the architects, the manufactures and the consultants have almost limitless possibilities when working with light due the power of modern technology. We want to give every attendee an immersive experience into light, we want people to recognise the potential of light and we want to explore light to contribute to sustainability and well-being, now and for the future,” said Siegfried Luger, Event Director.

Trends in Lighting is an immersive, international event designed for those at the forefront of lighting and is co-located with LED Professional Symposium + Expo (LpS), the program for which has also been revealed.

Joining more than 100 exhibitors in Bregenz this year will be global experts from industry and research, to focus on multiple lighting applications. These chosen specialists will be sharing their future visions, innovative technologies, trend insights and research findings in over 100 carefully selected lectures.

“We have been building up to this for seven years; LpS 2017 will be something truly special. We are bringing together the very best minds in light, from industry and research, for what I believe will be three unforgettable days that will explore and develop the light technologies of tomorrow,” added Luger.

Highlights this year will include keynote lectures on the prominent trends Connected Lighting and Human Centric Lighting. Delegates will hear from the world’s foremost expert in Solid-State Lighting, Fred Maxik, and industry trailblazer Jan Denneman, Vice President of Philips Lighting, who will be sharing his visions on “Connected Lighting – A Global View”.

Additional sessions will also cover laser lighting, future markets and trends, Human Centric Lighting, light sources and modules, intelligent lighting, IoT and security, materials and components, system qualification and applications.

“LpS is a great opportunity for experts in light technologies and research to come together. It allows professionals to share ideas that help to shape and build the future of light,” said Dr Shuji Nakamura, Nobel Prize winner and the inventor of the blue LED.