LpS Digital
Summit 2022

Experience the Future of Light

The LpS Digital Summit 2022 took place on December 7, where key talks from LightingEurope, Samsung, Signify, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were presented. The panel discussed the latest lighting trends. Also, the winners of the 2022 Innovation Awards were announced.
The LpS Digital Summit 2022 were online and streamed globally.

LpS Digital Summit 2022 – Recorded

Content: Keynotes, Panel Discussion, Awards

00:05:13 “Lighting Future – Challenges and Opportunities”, Ourania Georgoutsakou, Lighting Europe
“Outdoor Lighting: Saving Potentials with Latest LED Technologies” by Aleksandar Nastov
01:07:59 “Melanopic Lighting Systems” by Dr. Rene Wegh
01:33:23 “Lighting Could be Much Smarter” by Professor Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr.
02:05:30 Panel Discussion
02:36:00 Awards

Recording: December 7, 2022

 02:55:56 min

Keynote Speakers & Panelists


  • Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General,

  • Aleksander Nastov, Senior Manager,
    Samsung Semiconductor Europe
  • Dr. Rene Wegh, Research Topic Leader Light Sources,
    Signify Research

  • Professor Robert Karlicek, Jr.,
    Rensselar Polytechnic Institute


Moderation: Siegfried Luger

LpS Digital Summit 2022 – Recorded

“Lighting Future – Challenges and Opportunities”

Future lighting: the challenges are also the opportunities, if only we look at them in the right light. Europe’s lighting industry will continue to have to deal with the impact of a global pandemic, as well as now a war on the European continent and clear signs of changes to established geopolitical relations. Demand for energy savings, a strong EU policy push for sustainability, upcoming product restrictions and an accelerated renovation wave are all opportunities to install better lighting for people and the planet.  While it’s not always easy to do so in times of change, as long as we remain true to what our industry is fundamentally about – making our surroundings beautiful, making them easy and safe to navigate – the future of lighting will be bright.

Ourania Georgoutsakou is the Secretary General of LightingEurope, the voice of the lighting industry in Brussels. Ourania joined LightingEurope in April 2017 and is responsible for LightingEurope’s strategy and impact. Her role is to represent Europe’s lighting industry in the Brussels political arena, liaise with industry executives and manage the association’s operations.

She has almost 20-years’ experience of advocating for membership associations, previously working as Director of Public Policy in Europe for SEMI and as Senior Policy Coordinator with the Assembly of European Regions in Strasbourg and in Brussels.

“Outdoor Lighting: Saving Potentials with Latest LED Technologies”


Aleksandar Nastov is Senior Manager at Samsung Semiconductor Europe, LED. He is leading the introduction of products and the development of new business opportunities. Especially with new and industry leading technologies, Samsung LED entered into a large number of new application areas.

“Melanopic Lighting Systems”
Light is the most powerful regulator of our circadian rhythm. The fact that we spend on average more than 90% of our time indoors in dim light conditions causes circadian misalignment, which in turn can cause sleep disorders and other negative health effects. To prevent this we should optimize indoor lighting, in particular by providing melanopic light i.e. cyan-enhanced light during the day, as cyan light is most effective in stimulating the circadian rhythm. The melanopic light sources as proposed by Signify will be presented, and trade-offs with e.g. CRI and luminous efficacy will be discussed.

Dr. Rene Wegh is topic leader in the field of solid-state light sources at Signify, formerly Philips Lighting. In that role he is overviewing the field and driving innovations on SSL sources. He has a 15-year track record on development of spectral engineering innovations at Philips Lighting/Signify, ranging from various remote-phosphor platforms in the early days to high-CRI and Human Centric Lighting spectral solutions in recent years. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Utrecht University on the topic of luminescence spectroscopy of lanthanide-based phosphor materials. He joined Philips in 1999, starting at the corporate Research lab where he worked on various topics, including color filters for LCDs and light-emitting electrochemical cells for lighting, before moving to Philips Lighting in 2006.

“Lighting Could be Much Smarter”

An unrealized promise of LED lighting involves developing lighting control systems that always place the “right light where and when it is needed.” This talk explores how evolving spatially and spectrally tunable lighting systems can be combined with evolving sensing platforms, novel control methods, and machine learning to create autonomous lighting control methods that recognize how to “sculpt” lighting spectral and spatial distributions that dynamically and autonomously optimize illumination based on the control system’s ability to sense occupant location and activity. We propose that, with continued development of occupancy/light sensor systems with embedded intelligence, future lighting systems will be able to control themselves for improved energy savings and human wellness.

Dr. Robert F. Karlicek, Jr. is a professor of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, and the Director of the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) and co-Director of the Institute for Energy, Built Environment and Smart Systems (EBESS), both at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Prior RPI, he spent over 30 years in industrial research and R&D management positions related to optoelectronics, telecommunications and lighting system development with corporations including AT&T Bell Labs and General Electric. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and has over 56 peer reviewed technical papers and 48 U.S. patents.