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Year 2017


UNESCO proclaims Day of Light

The campaign day will be on May 16, remembering the invention of the laser

The world celebrates light: As of 2018 each year on May 16, the International Day of Light. UNESCO introduced the new campaign day during the session...


The sundial in the human body

Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to three American researchers

This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to the three Americans Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young for their basic research...


Inspiring tomorrow

World's leading trade fair and trend setter: Light + Building invites to Frankfurt

The world´s leading providers of light, electrical engineering, home and building automation show their market-ready intelligent solutions for a...


Replaceability of LED Light Sources

New White Paper of ZVEI

The desire to exchange LED light sources stems from our experience of luminaires lasting much longer than lamps. However, this situation has changed...


Temporal Light Artefacts

ZVEI information booklet about flicker and stroboscopic effect

All visual effects which are caused by light sources (and their changing intensity and spectral distribution over time) are known as temporal light...


DIN 5035-7 withdrawn

DIN EN 12464-1 can be applied as a replacement

DIN 5035-7 "Lighting with artificial light - Part 7: Lighting of interiors with displays workstations" was withdrawn on 1 March 2017.

The reason for...


Standard DIN EN 60598-2-13

DIN EN 60598-2-13 updated

The requirements for recessed floor luminaires are set out in the DIN EN 60598 series of standards. They apply to luminaires containing light sources...


International Day of Light

First Day of Light in 2018

Next year and each year thereafter, 16 May will be the International Day of Light. With a wide range of events and activities, the aim is to draw...


Light workshop opens in Jena

University invites scientists, industrialists and the general public to take part in the open innovation process

In its "Open Photonics Makerspace" the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) is providing a state-of-the-art photonics laboratory and technology...


Bringing the Sun down to Earth

Generating artificial sunlight with the power of 11,000 hotplates

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has created the largest artificial sun – called "Synlight" – with the aid of roughly 150 cinema lamps. One of its...