Efficient Lighting Conference

Innovative technologies and solutions for good and energy efficient lighting in the domestic, business and public sectors - financing and promotion programmes

Date:7 March 2008
Venue: Stadthalle Wels, A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria

Conference fee:

50 Euro (plus 10% VAT)

Conference language:

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Organisation and conference office:O.Ö. Energiesparverband
Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
Fax +43/732/7720-14383
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at



Opening and welcome
Rudi Anschober, Regional Minister for Energy, Upper Austria


Australia's commitment to the "Incandescent Phase-out"
Bryan Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Lighting Council, Australia
Melanie Slade, Director, Lighting and Equipment Energy Efficiency, Australian Government, download Presentation (pdf, 531 kb)


Office and street lighting - a technology overview
Paul van Tichelen, VITO, Belgium


"Really bright" - the lighting campaign
Christiane Egger, Deputy Manager, O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Austria

Industry solutions
10.20Lighting solutions for the world
Garrett A. G. Forde, Philips Lighting, The Netherlands
10.40Alternative Sustainable Lighting Concepts
Wolfgang Gregor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Osram GmbH, Germany


Discussion/Coffee break

11.30A global market transformation programme for efficient lighting
Uwe Weber, Managing Director, ELI Quality Certification Institute, China
11.50 How to change the lighting markets in Europe?

  • Stéphanie Mittelham, Managing Director, Federation of National Manufacturers Associations for Luminaires in the EU
  • Gerald G. Strickland, Secretary General, European Lamp Companies Federation
  • Gad Giladi, Professional Lighting Designers' Association

Examples of energy efficient lighting solutions

12.30Innovative examples of lighting solutions
Christian Warum , Zumtobel Lighting GmbH, Austria
12.50Capturing the Daylight Devidend
Daniel Freiring, Lighting Research Centre, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
13.10Energy efficient day- and artificial lighting solutions
Andreas Danler, Director, Bartenbach LichtLabor GmbH, Austria
13.30Discussion/Conference end

Good lighting is an important factor for well-being at home, at work and during leisure time. Lighting is also an often underestimated cost-factor - for example, in office buildings lighting can account for as much as 50 % of the electricity consumption, with efficiency potentials of up to 80 %. In response to environmental challenges and increased demands on light quality and function, significant technology and product innovation happened over the last years - new generations of lamps, luminaires and control systems - which is now ready to be introduced into the markets with the growing interest in energy-efficient solutions. The conference will focus on good and energy-efficient lighting technologies and solutions for the domestic, the business and the public sectors. It will present innovative technologies, the legal and political framework, financing solutions and showcase best practice examples.