All over the globe, people are using light to discover solutions for society’s most pressing problems. From 3-D printing to bringing energy solutions to developing regions, light is key in driving economies and encouraging the development of civilization. Discover how international organizations are encouraging research, education, and advancement of light in communities worldwide.
This website was developed by Lightsources.org, a collaboration between communicators from light source facilities around the world.
IYL2015 is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.