Are You Ready for the International Year of Light?

2015 is the International Year of Light


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“The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.”


The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has become a Patron Sponsor of IYL 2015 and will help promote awareness of the importance of optics in light and vision.  Organizers are helping to build a global focus on the importance of providing top quality illumination in the built environment.


image: of the Singapore Hotel–Watch the video to see how light pollution affects our world and learn a few simple steps that you should take to restore the natural environment.

IYL 2015 will host opening ceremonies Jan. 19-20.  Opening ceremonies in Paris, France will include presentations from leaders and Nobel Prize winners from around the world.


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“2015 marks 1,000 years since the first published study on optics, which was the foundation for studies on light and vision.  IYL 2015 will promote understanding of light’s role today and highlight the importance of light and optical technologies to citizens worldwide, for their futures and for the development of society.”  Check out for details on events and speaker engagements from around the world.


Dedicated to peace, freedom and liberty, the lighting professionals at Capitol Lighting are ramping up their efforts to give back and striving to make 2015 a more healthful year of light for all.  Stay tuned to for updates to our “Making Lives Brighter” campaign.


How do you plan to celebrate your freedom of choice to make 2015 a more illuminating year? Let us know how we can help.





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