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SPIE International Year of Light Materials

International Year of Light

The International Year of Light 2015 recognizes the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, and health. Below is a collection of free materials that can help you become a global ambassador for the International Year of Light.


  • What is the International Year of Light? Read FAQs (PDF 1 MB)
  • Create your own Exhibition - LIGHT Beyond the Bulb - Download PDF SPIE is partnering with Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution to create an open-soure image bank of curated high-quality images to help you create and host your own International Year of Light Exhibition. Read more
  • Show us your sticker: Request International Year of light Stickers and send us your photo, we will share on Instagram, an perhaps create a collage of the best photos!
  • Become a sponsor - SPIE offers various International Year of Light sponsorship oportunities; we are also listening to your ideas, contact Robert Dentel to start the conversation.