2018 Conference Hot Topics
Help shape the conference program! 
We're very interested in abstract proposals covering any of following Hot Topics for our 2018 event. 

  1. Lighting for Human Health and Wellbeing
    • Case studies and concepts
    • Latest research
           - Circadian rhythm
           - Productivity
           - Health
           - Retail Lighting

    • Quality of light
           - Standards (e.g. IES TM-30)
           - Definitions
           - Glare, flicker
           - New metrics and findings for color/perception/preference studies

     
  2. Connected Lighting & Controls
    • Internet of things (IoT)
           - Emerging applications
           - Where is the value for customers and end users
           - Market potential by application
    • Latest developments in technology
           - Sensors
           - Analytics
    • How to integrate lighting, building and grid controls
    • Business models
    • Wired vs. wireless

    • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
    • Standards & interoperability
    • Security of lighting control systems
    • Visible light communication systems
    • Cost of ownership calculations
            - Initial cost and payback analysis of connected lighting systems
    • Commissioning controls; auto commissioning
    • Self energy measurement and reporting
    • Connected outdoor lighting/smart cities
    • Quantifying value beyond energy savings
    • Dimming
            - Dimmer compatibility
            - How to control properly
            - New dimming protocols, warm dimming
  3. Applications
    • Case studies/ reports from the field
           - Hospitals/healthcare facilities
           - Retail
           - Museums
           - Hospitality
           - Offices
           - Schools
           - Industrial
           - Outdoor
           - Off-grid
           - Horticulture and animal husbandry
    • Lighting as a service
           - Different technologies
           - Case studies
           - New business models
           - System warranties
    • State and utility programs
           - Impact of regulations/incentives
           - Case studies

    • Integraton of LEDs into building materials
           - Concepts
           - Project experience
  1. Innovative Luminaire & Lamp Design and Manufacturing
    • Advanced manufacturing technologies/techniques

    • Novel integration technologies
    • Unique or difficult projects that have been addressed by SSL
    • LED lighting for harsh environments
    • Latest trends in linear LED lamps, drivers and retrofits
    • Novel form factors made possible by SSL
    • Key applications where product quality and availability lag in the market
    • Techniques for enhanced light shaping and distribution

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  2. SSL Component Technology
    • COB & modules
    • Emitter roadmap (efficacy and cost) 
    • Chip scale packaging
           - Roadmap
           - Cost trends
           - Impact on the LED/lighting industry
    • Advanced packaging technology
    • Laser light sources
    • Novel wavelengths
    • OLEDs
    • Others

     
  3. Supporting Technologies
    • New manufacturing methods
    • Down converters (phosphors and quantum dots)
    • Innovative optics
    • New materials
    • Advanced concepts for drivers and power conversion
      
  4. How to create an educated consumer
    • Selling LED lighting in the digital age
    • Novel e-commerce solutions
    • Leveraging online utility rebate databases

     
  5. Beyond Lighting
    • New technologies and applications
           - Medical
           - Applications of UV LEDs
           - Applications of IR LEDs
           - Other non-lighting applications of LED technology