Strategies in Light Europe unveils program information

May 14, 2010
The first Strategies in Light Europe takes place in Frankfurt, Germany on September 27-29, 2010, with the theme of “Accelerating the Market Adoption of LED Lighting.”
Provisional conference information is now available for SIL Europe: Accelerating the Market Adoption of LED Lighting. A previous article discusses the scope and themes of the conference.

Further speakers for the Conference and Workshops will be unveiled in due course.

SIL Europe conference registration is now open.

Please contact our team to discuss Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities.


Event Timetable

Monday 27 September
10:30 – 15:00 Workshops
15:30 – 17:00 Keynote Session
17:00 – 19:00 Reception & Exhibits

Tuesday 28 September
08:30 – 17:00 Conference Sessions & Exhibits
17:00 – 19:00 Reception

Wednesday 29 September
08:30 – 15:00 Conference Sessions & Exhibits


Keynote Session
>> Monday 27 September, 15:30–17:00

  • Shaping the Future of Light
    Martin Goetzeler, President & CEO, OSRAM GmbH

  • European Lighting Industry Efforts to Promote Quality LED Lighting
    Jan Denneman, President, European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC)

  • European Directives and LED Lighting Products
    Speaker to be announced

Conference Sessions
>> Tuesday 28 September 28, 08:30–17:00
>> Wednesday 29 September, 08:30–15:00

Additional speakers will be added, check back for regular updates.
(Speakers are subject to change.)

  • Market Overview and Forecast for HB-LEDs and LED Lighting
    Vrinda Bhandarkar, Analyst, LED Practice
    Strategies Unlimited, USA
  • How Many Governments Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?
    Roy Burton, Group Chief Executive
    Dialight plc, UK
  • Lighting Industry Requirements from an LED Manufacturer's Perspective: LED Performance, Uniformity, Reliability, Form Factor and Other Key Areas
    Tom Salter, Worldwide Business Development Manager
    Cree, USA
  • The New Technology Landscape Of Lighting - From Challenges To Solutions
    Guo Qi Zhang, Fellow and Open Innovation Program Manager SSL
    Philips, The Netherlands
  • China's Strategies on SSL Technology and Industry
    Wu Ling, General Secretary
    China SSL Alliance, China
  • High Efficacy Linear Lighting Fixtures – Market Demand, Technical Trends, Competitive Technologies, Design Approaches and Manufacturer's Experience
    Michael Kramer, CEO
    LED Linear GmbH, Germany
  • State-of-the-art of LED Modules
    Peter Besting, CELMA & ELC
  • Driving for Greater Efficiency and Performance
    Gordon Routledge, UK Business Development
    eldoLED, The Netherlands
  • 2010: The Year of the LED Module
    Andy Davies, Product General Manager, LED Solutions, EMEA
    GE Lighting, UK
  • Modular Spot- and Down-Lights Beyond 1000 Lumens with Minimized Supply Chain Complexity
    Stefan Gianordoli, Leader LED Components
    Ledon Lighting, Austria
  • What it Takes to Bring 2.5 Million LED Lamps to Consumers’ Homes
    Martijn Dekker, CTO
    Lemnis Lighting, The Netherlands
  • AC LED – The Infrastructure Solution
    Bob Kottritsch, Vice President
    Lynk Labs Inc
  • As Strong as the Weakest Link: Reliability from the LED System Perspective
    Rudi Hechfellner, Director of Applications
    Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, USA
  • The Future LED Value Chain
    Dominik Wee, Associate Principal
    McKinsey & Company, Germany
  • From Enthusiasm to Economy: Precision Optical Design is a Key to Making LED Street Lamps Cost-Efficient
    Andreas Timinger, Optical Designer
    OEC AG, Germany
  • LED and OLED: The Complementary Light Sources of the Future
    Markus Klein, Director, Solid State Lighting
    OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, Germany
  • Lighting Designers and Specifiers: How Are Their Requirements Being Met by LED Lighting?
    Mike Simpson, Technical and Design Director
    Philips Lighting, UK
  • LED Backlighting: Utilizing BLU Technology for General Lighting
    Uwe Hock, Manager, Lighting Business
    Sharp Microelectronics Europe, Germany
  • Impact of Video-Based LED Lighting in Architectural Projects
    Carl Rijsbrack, Director, Product Management, Video & Lighting Solutions
    Barco, Belgium
  • LED Industry Shifting from Technology-Driven to Application-Driven Market
    Tom van den Bussche, European Marketing Director
    Bridgelux Inc, USA
  • Development of LED Retrofits
    Moritz Engl, Head of Department - Development SSL Consumer Lighting Europe
    OSRAM GmbH, Germany

>> Monday 27 September, 10:30–15:00

Workshop A
Standards for LED Lighting: What’s the Current Status and Where Are the Gaps

Standards are playing an essential role in the growth of the LED lighting market and the rate of adoption of LED lighting in various applications. Without standards, performance comparisons can be difficult or impossible, and specifications cannot be traced to a meaningful reference. This can make customers and specifiers uneasy about using LED lighting for their projects. With standards in place, such issues can be alleviated. Various standards have already been issued, relating to both performance and safety of LED-containing products. This Workshop reviews the existing standards that are in place both internationally and in North America, and looks at the ongoing work to create new standards. Initiatives such as the Zhaga consortium will be discussed, as well as the different photometric measurements that are called for by various standards.

Workshop B
Building the Perfect Luminaire: Essential Considerations When Designing Effective LED Lighting

Due to the nature of LED light sources, the design of high-quality LED-based lighting fixtures requires specific design competences. OEMs and producers of LED-based luminaires must decide whether they have sufficient in-house expertise and resources, or if they need to select a partner with the appropriate knowledge in LEDs, electronics and associated components. These and other considerations are discussed in the “CELMA Guide for OEMs and Producer of LED-Based Luminaires,” which will be presented during the Workshop. Further presentations will then focus in more detail on three specific technical areas that are all essential parts of a well-designed LED-based luminaire, namely optics, drivers and thermal management.