Photonics is leading the LED technology revolution

Photonics is leading the LED technology revolution

High resolution screens for smartphones, tablets and TV’s
Photonics plays a vital role in today’s consumer electronics. High resolution flat-panel displays and screens for smartphones, tablets and TV’s require extremely complex and high-precision manufacturing. Current laser technology is reaching its limit in fulfilling those requirements. Many photonics companies focus on innovations in laser technology, such as ultrafast lasers, which is crucial for the continued manufacturing and cheap production of these sophisticated consumer electronics.

Leading the LED technology revolution
It goes without saying that photonics, being the science of light, is also spearheading innovations in the lighting industry. One example is the LED technology revolution. LEDs are quickly becoming the dominant lighting technology worldwide, consuming 20-50% less energy than other light sources.

In the display industry the development of organic LEDs (OLEDs) and active-matrix organic LEDs (AMOLEDs) offers superior overall image quality, power efficiency and weight at lower manufacturing costs.

Intelligent lighting solutions
Photonics is building the foundation for intelligent digital lighting solutions. Intelligent light management systems regulate light output according to ambient lighting conditions and people’s presence and activities. Combined with LED technology intelligent lighting could save 70% in electricity consumption.


Network with photonics experts and business peers to learn how your company can stay ahead of the innovation curve. Exchange your market demand with professionals from the photonics industry and see how they can help you, instead of the other way around!

Whether you are part of a company, branche organisation, research institution or event organising platform, feel free to organise your own activity during Photonics Applications Week. An activity can take any form, for instance a workshop, hackathon, conference, meeting or demo.