2015 The International Year of light

New year it’s approaching and you need to be prepared for embracing it with all your strength. May your 2015 be shinny and bright, so let’s light it up a little with some good news. Do you already know that 2015 will be the year of light? That’s right. In 2013, The United Nations General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of light (and Light-based Technologies – IYL 2015).

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IYL 2015 will bring together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners as well. Finally United Nations has recognized the importance of light-based technologies. “Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society”, you can read in the site.


IYL 2015 is getting ready for a grand Opening Ceremony that will take place on the 19-20 January 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, and that will introduce all key themes of the year. That way, 2015 International Year of Light will be acting as inspiration for events worldwide during 2015 to raise awareness of the importance of light-based technologies in providing solutions to worldwide challenges in areas such as energy, education, communications and even health.

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Are you curious about who’s going to be the speakers? Since the Nobel laureates Ahmed Zewail, to Steven Chu, Zhores Alferov, William Phillips and Serge Haroche among others, this celebrities will talk about light and life, energy, telecommunications, and the fundamental physics of light-matter interactions.

Home design lovers, you know I adore lighting, so let´s all celebrate this amazing event. You need to start searching for the best modern lighting options for you corner or interior projects.

2015 will be the best year! ♥