Suggested Hot Topics 2020
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We're very interested in abstract proposals covering any of following Hot Topics for our 2020 event. 

Advancements in LED and Lighting Technologies, Design and Manufacturing

  • New Developments in LED and Lighting Technology
    • Novel form factors made possible by LEDs
    • Novel integration technologies
    • New approaches to cost reduction
  • Drivers and Electronics
    • Advanced concepts for drivers and power conversion
    • AC LEDs
    • DC lighting grids
    • Dimming and flicker
  • Advances in Luminaire Design and Manufacturing
    • New approaches to luminaire fabrication
    • 3-D printing/additive manufacturing
    • Low-cost materials and assembly
    • Techniques for advanced light shaping and distribution/dynamic beam shaping
    • Recycling potential for luminaires
  • LED Component Trends, Roadmaps and New Form Factors
    • Performance and cost projections
    • Chip-scale packaging
    • Advanced packaging technologies
    • Reliability/color maintenance
    • Micro- and mini-LEDs
    • Fusion of displays and lighting
    • OLEDs
    • Laser light sources, expanding application space
  • UV Technology and Applications
    • New developments in UV LED technology
    • Advanced packaging concepts
    • Application analysis
    • Market trends
  • Supporting technologies
    • Down converters (phosphors and quantum dots)
    • Innovative optics
    • New materials
    • Advanced software for design and simulati‚Äčon

IoT/Connected Lighting/Controls

  • How the industry is coping
  • Creating value for customers and end-users
  • Case studies with quantified benefits
  • Integrating lighting and building controls
  • Impact of multiple distribution channels on IoT adoption
  • Wired vs. wireless
  • New advancements/trends in communication protocols
  • Power over Ethernet and power line communications (PLC)
  • Standards and interoperability
  • Network security
  • Visible light communications
  • Advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Sensor Improvements
  • Software – application, SPD match, GUI
  • Wall switches and other physical controls

State of the LED and Lighting Industry/Interesting Verticals

  • General Lighting
    • New and emerging applications for lighting
    • Trends in adoption, economic drivers
    • Energy saving impact of LED lighting adoption
    • Impact of regulations and incentives
    • Market developments
    • Supply chain dynamics
    • Dynamic lighting for retail applications
    • Winning channel disintermediation strategies among the tier 2/3 luminaire manufacturers
  • Lighting industry financial health and dynamics
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Profitability analysis
    • New industry participants and business models
    • Evolution of investor and acquirer attitudes toward “mature” lighting vs. lighting for emerging markets
  • Lighting for Health and Wellbeing
    • Case studies
    • Potential Markets
    • Latest research results - Patient recovery time, light and shift workers, the effect of light on certain diseases, circadian disruption, etc.
    • Technological and design improvements
    • New product developments
    • Market potential
    • Educating consumers
    • Integrating systems
    • Assessment of “blue light hazard”
  • Architectural Lighting
    • Case studies
    • New applications
    • Integration of LEDs into building materials
  • Horticultural Lighting
    • The latest science on the effect of different wavelengths on plants
    • Solutions to business model challenges and market entry
    • New products and technologies impacting LED horticultural applications
    • Economics of LED lighting for horticulture
    • Controllers and higher power drivers for horticulture
    • Thermal management within enclosed horticultural environments
    • Market potential
    • UV for plants
  • Street and Area Lighting
    • New concepts
    • Smart cities
    • Case studies/use requirements from cities
    • Health issues associated with outdoor lighting
  • High Lumen Lighting
    • Application challenges
    • Lighting for harsh environments
    • Economics
  • Automotive lighting
    • Adaptive headlamps
    • Laser-based headlamps
    • New concepts for interior lighting
  • Other advanced lighting concepts

 
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