LpS Digital Summit 2023

7th Dec. 2023 from 2-5p.m. CET

Exploring Cross-Disciplinary Lighting Innovations

The LpS Digital Summit 2023 is set to unfold on December 7, showcasing pivotal insights from industry and research giants. Dive deep into the forefront of lighting innovations as our esteemed panel unravels the cutting-edge trends shaping the future. Brace yourself as we unveil the trailblazers, the winners of the 2023 Innovation Awards. Experience the LpS Digital Summit 2023 in its full splendor, broadcasted live and streaming to a global audience.

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Exploring Cross-Disciplinary Lighting Innovations

Dive into the pinnacle of illumination at the summit, where transformative keynote lectures set the stage. Engage in profound panel discussions that challenge conventions and witness the grandeur of the award ceremony. Moderated by Siegfried Luger.



Elena Scaroni is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in international affairs, policy development, and sustainability. With 7 years and 2 months of dedicated service at LightingEurope, she currently holds the position of Secretary General since July 2023. In her role, she manages institutional relations with the European Commission, European Parliament, and EU Council, overseeing LightingEurope Working Groups and Task Forces related to Energy and Environment. Elena specializes in EU policy areas such as eco-design regulations, energy labeling, sustainable products initiatives, and circular economy action plans. Elena holds a Master’s Degree in Law with a focus on International Law from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and has completed specialized courses in European law and international politics. With her wealth of experience, Elena Scaroni continues to make significant contributions to the fields of lighting and sustainable energy.

“In the LightingEurope Strategy 2030, we act as a platform for the whole value chain in Europe, to ensure together that Lighting is a highly valued product for life and a fundamental consideration in new and renovation projects by 2030.” –– Elena Scaroni 

Lawrence Lin is a distinguished figure in the LED and lighting industry, boasting 25 years of remarkable experience. He is celebrated for his profound expertise and extraordinary contributions to the field. As the Founder of Lighting Recipe Studio Co., Ltd, Lawrence remains at the forefront of innovation, continually shaping the industry’s future. In addition to his role as CEO of Lawrence Co., Ltd, Lawrence also serves as the company’s Head of Consulting. His focus lies in steering industry turnarounds, facilitating transformations, and driving development initiatives. Previously, Lawrence held the prestigious position of CEO of LEDVANCE GmbH, a major player in the global lighting sector. His strategic prowess and visionary leadership were instrumental in the successful acquisition of LEDVANCE GmbH, formerly SYLVANIA general lighting in the USC, and OSRAM general lighting globally. Throughout his illustrious career, Lawrence has demonstrated a deep understanding of LED packaging, lamp and luminaire production, supply chain management, innovation strategy, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate management, turnaround expertise, and transformation know-how. His vast network spans influential figures in China and across the globe. Lawrence Lin’s linguistic talents encompass English, Chinese, and Taiwanese, enriching his global impact on the industry. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature from National Cheng-Chi University and extensive training in various facets of lighting technology, Lawrence Lin remains a driving force behind innovation and excellence in the LED and lighting sector.

Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Senior Director of Lumileds OEM Market Strategy. Graduated in 1992 with a Masters electronic engineering degree from the University in Ghent, Belgium. He joined Philips Lighting in 1995 and worked for different application areas in special lighting and digital projection lighting. In 2005 he joined Philips Automotive Lighting Aachen, Germany. From 2009-2013 he worked at Lumileds in San Jose, CA and in mid-2013 he transitioned back to Germany, where he is currently responsible for the market strategy of the OEM automotive business.

Xavier Denis, Xavier has 20+ years of experience in lighting and optical industries.  He held various positions in research, design, production and application engineering.  He is currently covering lighting technologies for Automotive and General Lighting.  Xavier graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in Applied Physics and hold an EMBA from Corvinus University of Budapest.


Luger Research e.U. is the esteemed organizer of the LpS Digital Summit. As the publisher of notable platforms like LED professional, Trends in Lighting, and the Global Lighting Directory, they boast a formidable global reach in the lighting sector, connecting with more than 45,000 industry professionals and enthusiasts.

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PROGRAM: Dec 7th, 2-5pm CET

Opening (2:00 pm)

Presentation of the Achievement Award.

Keynotes (2:10 pm)

From Regulations to Strategic Targets
Elena Scaroni, Secretary General at Lighting Europe, Belgium

Building Light Environment Monitoring and Adaptive System to Ensure Health Effects from Lighting
Lawrence Lin, Founder of Lighting Recipe Studio and former CEO of LEDVANCE, Taiwan

Lighting Trends for the Dynamic Automotive Market
Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Senior Director OEM Market Strategy at Lumileds, Germany

Latest Technology Trends for General Lighting Applications
Xavier Denis, Head of Technical Support and Marketing at Nichia, Germany

Presenting Signify’s L-Prize Winning Luminaire and System
Grigory Onushkin, Lead Development Engineer LED and Scientist Solid State Light Sources at Signify Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Panel Discussion (3:20 pm)

Panelists: Elena Scaroni, Lawrence Lin, Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Xavier Denis, Grigory Onushkin, Roman Trattnig.

Award Ceremony (4:20 pm)

LpS Digital Awards 2023 for Products, Sustainability, and Scientific Paper.

Closing (5 pm)



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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.