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UL Named Patron Sponsor of International Year of Light

January 9, 2015

UL is pleased to announce it has been named a Patron Sponsor for the 2015 International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL), as proclaimed by the The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session on December 20, 2013.

This International Year has been the initiative of a large number of international scientific organizations along with UNESCO, and will bring together global constituents from various scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, private sector partners, non-profit organizations, and government/municipalities.

The purpose of IYL is to raise global awareness about the impact of lighting on our daily lives, and the ability of light-based technology to promote sustainable development and provide potential solutions for global challenges with regard to energy efficiency, agriculture, communications, and human health. “We are extremely pleased to be a Patron Sponsor of the 2015 International Year of Light,” said Todd Straka, UL’s Business Development Director for Lighting. “UL’s mission to promote safe living and working environments for people through the application of Safety Science and Hazard-Based Safety Engineering, strongly aligns with the goals of the IYL and other science-based organizations participating in this important global initiative.”

UL will be an active participant in IYL activities in 2015. For a complete listing of activities and information regarding IYL, please visit .