Lighting and health, smart lighting and the Internet of Things – key market trends covered at Strategies in Light Europe 2015

The sixth annual Strategies in Light Europe conference will take place at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre on November 17-19 2015.

This is the first time that Strategies in Light will be co-located with LuxLive, making it Europe’s biggest LED lighting conference and exhibition.

While LuxLive focuses on the end-user, specifier and design end of the lighting industry, Strategies in Light Europe has its own distinct focus and purpose. It is aimed at addressing the interests of those associated with the manufacturing, development and application of LED lighting technology.

Strategies in Light Europe offers a one-day Investor Forum (17 November 2015), followed by two days of conference sessions co-located with LuxLive. The accompanying exhibition floor will include the leading LED lighting manufacturers plus companies that supply products from throughout the LED lighting supply chain.

Investor forum gives in-depth insight into the LED market

An important part of the conference is the Investor Forum, which will be held on November 17. Sponsored by investment bank Canaccord Genuity, the forum will cover issues such as the pace of adoption of LEDs in lighting, the longer-term growth potential of the market, profitability analysis, and opportunities to invest in different levels of the lighting value chain. Speakers from publicly-traded companies as well as late-stage private European and global firms that have successfully brought LED lighting products to the market will provide investors with insight into their companies’ business operations and market outlook.

Conference sessions cover cutting-edge market trends

Keeping up with the rapid changes affecting Europe and the world’s lighting industry can be a challenge. To address these changes, Strategies in Light offers sessions featuring top executives from the lighting industry, plus several speakers offering a different perspective from outside the industry. Many sessions will feature panel discussions, allowing the audience to participate more fully with extended Q&A periods.

Presentations will range from smart lighting and the Internet of Things to lighting and health, and from embedded lighting for architecture to the impact of LEDs on luminaire design and SSL market issues for Europe, including Russia. This year’s program continues the conference’s focus on lighting design from previous years and will feature speakers from several leading lighting design firms. Speakers from design firms Piercy & Company and Billings Jackson, as well as from Philips Lighting, will address the topic of embedded lighting. Speakers from design firms Lumascape and Lichtvision, as well as lighting manufacturer Fagerhult, will address the impact of LEDs on lighting design.

Lighting and health

The idea of human-centric lighting has attracted increasing attention from LED lighting manufacturers as research has revealed the importance of lighting in regulating circadian rhythms. The impact of lighting on human health and wellbeing will be addressed from several different perspectives by speakers from the University of Haifa, Munich University of Applied Sciences and LUMITECH. 

Smart lighting and the Internet of Things

Smart lighting is one of most exciting trends in lighting today, and a session will be devoted to that subject. Addressing topics ranging from smart phones and lighting to the Internet of Things to visible light communications, speakers in this session will be from Xicato, Toric and Echelon.   In the session on market trends, European market and policy trends, public acceptance of LED street lighting, and the opportunities in the Russian lighting market will be addressed by speakers from LightingEurope, EDP Energias de Portugal, and Lighting Business Consulting.

Additional information on Strategies in Light Europe, including opportunities for exhibiting and registration details, as well as the full conference program, may be found at Information about LuxLive may be found at