The Year of the Light

Made these pins for the EGPHIL  Solar Solutions’ event.


So I thought of searching for what International Year of Light is all about.

The pins on the table is such a cool idea.


According to International Year of Light’s website:

On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). The IYL 2015 Resolution in all official languages of the UN is available here.

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In proclaiming an International Year focusing on the topic of light science and its applications, the UN has recognized the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative crosscutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.

IYL 2015 programs will promote improved public and political understanding of the central role of light in the modern world while also celebrating noteworthy anniversaries in 2015—from the first studies of optics 1,000 years ago to discoveries in optical communications that power the Internet today.

This International Year will bring together many different stakeholders, including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners.

An International Year of Light is a tremendous opportunity to ensure that international policy makers and stakeholders are made aware of the problem-solving potential of light technology. We now have a unique opportunity to raise global awareness of this.- John Dudley, Chairman of the IYL 2015 Steering Committee

To know more about International Year of Light 2015, visit their page:

EGPHIL Saudi Arabia
EGPHIL was established with an aim to provide and serve the Middle Eastern population with Solar Energy Solutions that not only benefits them but also contributes to environmental well being.

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