The International Day of Light on 16 May is a global initiative by the UNESCO that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.

LightingEurope proudly supports the International Day of Light. Together with our members, the national lighting associations of many European countries and European lighting companies active on the global market we aim to improve the quality of light and grow the value of light for society.

Light is life! From the earliest stages of life on earth, life has been based on light. For over 100 years, electric light has made it possible to learn, work and live at almost any place and time on earth. Over recent decades, a lot of effort has gone into reducing the energy consumed to make this possible.
In the coming decade, the development of new lighting systems will enable the properties of natural lighting to increase the quality of life in many daily situations. This will be the case in education, in leisure time, in healthcare, in elderly homes or in business.

New system capabilities will adapt lighting conditions to suit the user thus creating high value to society. Efficiency will go up, illness rates down, recovery will be faster, learning will be easier, but more importantly wellbeing and perceived quality of life will improve.


Value of Light photo

LightingEurope promotes the idea of Human Centric Lighting. You will find an interesting infographic here and further reading material.