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.
International Year of Light gets underway Lighting plays an important role in our everyday lives. Switching a light on is such a routine task that we often take it for granted. However there are 1.2 billion people worldwide who lack access to electricity and electric lighting. The IEC