The symbiosis of LED/OLED lighting and modern technology has led to new technical system architectures that will alter the light market, forever. For the next generations of lighting concepts to succeed a holistic approach between technology and the system is required, but how? The associated interdisciplinary developments require comprehensive knowledge of applications, designs and technologies in order to meet their potential.

The 7th international LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2017) is dedicated to these questions. This leading lighting technology conference will take place from 26 to 28 September in Bregenz.

Over 100 specialist lectures, workshops, forums, and in the exhibition, more than 1,600 visitors will be discussing the topics surrounding “Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations”.

The stellar conference program encompasses strategies and markets, engineering and design, testing and applications, and covers the central building blocks of lighting systems from the component or materials right the way through to the application. The design questions concern topics such as reliability, costs and issues around the production of modern lighting systems.

The LpS 2017 is primarily aimed at technology experts from industry and research, as well as those who are curious about the latest developments in lighting technology.

Awards for the Best Scientific Paper (LED professional Scientific Award), the best technology product (LpS Award) and the best application system (TiL Award) are a focal point of both the industry and the academia.

Connected Lighting & IoT

The integration of light within the world of information technologies is a leading trend in the lighting sector after the introduction of LED/OLED technology. Experts will share their thoughts on the interfaces we engage with every day, the form of the data transmissions, and about the important topic of the connection to the Internet cloud and the related safety-related issues.

Global giants Philips and Huawei will give Keynotes that tackle the topic of Connected Lighting from the point of view of industry and urban planning. Also, the topic of LiFi, the data transmission via visible light, plays an important role for indoor-navigation, and also as an Internet access point.

Lighting Quality

The light quality with the dimensions of the spectral distribution, the color rendering and the correct light quantity remain the central requirements of a lighting system. The provision of optimal light for humans, animals and plants is the core function of a lighting system, and is subject to a continuous optimization process. Adaptability and controllability are inevitably one of the key features in order to provide optimal light.


LEDification & Miniaturization

The lighting industry continues to develop, these developments require new strategies in order to face the ever-changing market conditions. Lectures by Philips, zumtobel group, Trilux, Feilo Sylvania, Osram and other industry leaders will address this complex theme.

The adoption of LED/OLED lighting continues to gain momentum however; development of the SSL light sources is by no means complete. Quantum-Dots technologies are about to be introduced and will be able to increase efficiency by another 10% – 15% (Lumileds).

Manufacturers also develop application-specific products such as Horticultural Lighting and Automotive Lighting applications. Miniaturization as an important design requirement also presents the developers with a challenge.

Kibum Nam, CTO of Seoul Semiconductor, discusses AC LED technologies, Dr. Fred C. Lee, the leading expert in resonant SMPS concepts, presents new approaches to miniaturization of control electronics by high-frequency circuits, and The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) offers a workshop on miniaturization in lighting technology.


At the conference, the most contemporary products, investment goods and services will be presented. From the component to the module, from the measuring instrument to the production machine and from research facilities to the test laboratories, the exhibition offers an insight into the progress of the lighting industry.