The Smart City Lighting Event brings smart lighting industry stakeholders together

The Smart City Lighting Event, to be held in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) on 24-25 June, is the international Lighting Event where all stakeholders concerning the smart lighting industry come together to hear and share the latest news in urban lighting. The event is also the perfect opportunity to hear about the front running projects from cities from all over the world! This two-day conference is aiming to exchange ideas, develop new initiatives and create future lighting solutions for the world.


To become more affordable, cities from all around the world have begun investigating the benefits of switching from traditional street lighting to the far more smart energy efficient technology. This opens a tremendous opportunity to integrate sensors, wifi, and all kinds of intelligent solutions in order to create data and make it smart.

Keynote speakers of the Smart City Lighting Event will comprise:

Kees van der Klauw - Senior Vice President Philips Research
Jöran Linder - Founder Social Light Movement
Fleming Madsen - Director Project Danish Outdoor Lab (DOLL)
Norman Bardsley - President Bardsley Consulting
Gustavo Avilés - Leading Mexican Lighting Designer, General Director Lighteam

During the event there will be also presentations about lighting projects of the cities of Copenhagen, Mechelen, Gent, Wien, Malaga, Torino, Toulouse and many more.

The Smart City Lighting Event is organized by Smart Circle, Philips, Alliander and Armada Janse.

More information about the two-day program, all speakers and interviews can be found on

About IYL 2015

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations (A/RES/68/221) to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.  With UNESCO as lead agency, IYL 2015 programs will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world while also celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015—from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communications that power the Internet today.  The IYL Global Secretariat is located at the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP).

The Founding Partners of IYL 2015 are the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American Physical Society (APS), the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), the European Physical Society (EPS), the Abdus Salam International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS), the Institute of Physics (IOP), Light: Science and Applications, the International Network, 1001 Inventions, The Optical Society (OSA) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). 

Patron Sponsors include Bosca, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Royal Philips Lighting, Thorlabs and UL.


Smart City Lighting Event Organizers

John Dudley
Steering Committee Chair
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015

Joe Niemela
Global Coordinator (IYL Secretariat)
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015