3rd International LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2013)

MATERIALS will be presenting its competencies and technologies at the LpS 2013 - the Hub for Innovation and Developments in LED & OLED Lighting Technologies - from September 24th to 26th in Bregenz.

The international LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) has established itself as the leading LED and OLED lighting technology event in Europe.  Over 1,000 visitors are expected to come to the third annual LpS event on September 24th to 26th, 2013 in Bregenz, Austria. The new CEO of Zumtobel, Mr. Ulrich Schumacher, will be among the many professionals joining the event. The markedly extended program and exhibition will offer an even deeper and broader spectrum of information, knowledge and topics for discussion.

A total of 46 lectures will be presented by international experts on the topics of Solid-State-Lighting, LED and OLED light sources and implementation solutions.  The presentations cover the subjects of Solid-State-Lighting from LED and OLED light sources to solutions in the area of implementation.  Pars Mukish, the Market and Technology Analyst at Yole Développement, will be taking up the issue of “OLED for Lighting” on the first day of the event.  Contrary to OLEDs in the area of displays, their role in the lighting industry is still in its infancy.  They have potential for the future but will have to compete with established LED technologies in the area of Solid-State-Lighting.  Mr. Mukish sees the biggest challenge as identifying the spark market that allows technology to develop a production scale momentum and create a marketing window that demonstrates the advantages and possibilities of the technology to consumers.

Matteo Meneghini from the University of Padova will give insights into one of his areas of research, namely: “Degeneration Mechanisms of High Power LEDs”.  In the course of an extensive study together with his research team he examined the most important degradation mechanisms.  He and his team carried out stress tests over thousands of hours in order to see the effects of the operating current and storage temperature on electro-optical properties.  The results can be used to improve the design of advanced light sources for Solid-State-Lighting.

In addition to the lectures, there will be 6 workshops on the subjects of thermal tests and reliability, standardization, 3 dimensional system designs and optics, print optical technology, computer supported construction of LED and OLED systems as well as qualification and reliability.  At the same time, over 80 international businesses will be presenting their newest developments, products and services.  This year, for the first time, visitors are invited to take part in the podium discussions with experts like Dietmar Zembrot (Lighting Europe), Matteo Meneghini (University of Padova), Henk Veldhuis (Connected Lighting Alliance), Klaus Vamberszky (Zumtobel) and Christian May (Fraunhofer) on topics that are relevant for the future.  There will be a Light Art Project on the first evening where Zumtobel will be presenting an innovative light installation in the Vorarlberg Museum.  The cruise around Lake Constance on the second evening offers guests an excellent opportunity for networking .   

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MATERIALS will be presenting its competencies and technologies at the JOANNEUM RESEARCH booth (S3).