On October 14, 1878, Thomas Edison filed his first patent application for “Improvement in Electric Lights”. Lighting technology has continued to evolve over the ensuing 140 years and milestones reached along the way have coincided with key dates in the history of the IEC.
Environmental concerns have risen in line with the growth of aviation. Here are four steps being taken around the world to combat pollution and to reduce the carbon footprint of both aircraft and airports.
According to the Off-Grid Solar (OGS) Market Trends Report published by Lighting Global, the off-grid solar (OGS) sector provided electricity access to an estimated 360 million people worldwide in 2017.
Following up on the International Year of Light in 2015, the UN has declared 16 May as the International Day of Light. This date commemorates the first discharge of a laser in 1960 by the physicist Theodore Maiman.
COP22 brings a focus on the vital importance that increased energy efficiency holds for climate change mitigation. The IEC is working behind the scenes helping to increase energy efficiency and reduce the amount of energy that is lost in everyday consumption. Energy efficient applianc
Be energy efficient, make a difference! On the one hand, energy efficiency is a new way of life that requires behavioural changes on the consumer’s part. On the other, the pressure is on the manufacturers of electrical equipment and devices to produce goods that consume as little ener
Cheering on your favourite sporting team, enjoying outdoor concerts, visiting museums…all aspects of city life which are enhanced by the work of the IEC. Technology advances are improving Energy Efficiency and safety. Here is an extract from an IEC e-tech article by Peter Feuilh
Preparations for the official opening of our Africa Regional Centre (IEC-AFRC) which is taking place on 2 November in Nairobi, Kenya are progressing well. The role of IEC-AFRC will be to facilitate African electrotechnical innovation and contribute towards enabling access to safe and
IEC support for the International Year of Light. Switching on a light is such a routine task that we often take it for granted, however for millions of people worldwide, this is far from the case. The IEC is delighted to be associated with the global initiative, International Year of
UN/UNESCO International Year of Light 2015 Final Official Trailer from Nickolas Barris on Vimeo. 2015 is the Year of Light! UN/UNESCO trailer is a brilliant representation of this initiative: In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applicati