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Ceravision Limited leads evening event to mark UNESCO International Year of Light

A rare opportunity to hear about the ‘Science of Light’ is taking place at a special event at the Open University on Tuesday 31st March.

The evening will be of interest to anyone seeking a career in engineering, physics, electronics and lighting, or simply fascinated by cutting-edge science.

The free-to-attend event is being sponsored by Ceravision Limited, one of the UK’s most innovative companies, Ceravision is the creator of a ground-breaking high output lamp technology called ‘High Efficiency Plasma’, which is able to produce applicational solutions in areas such as stadium lighting, high-bay lighting and floodlighting.

The event is being held to mark the 2015 UNESCO International Year of Light, a year-long celebration of the impact and achievements of lighting ‘to energy, education, agriculture and health’.  In fact, few technologies have contributed as much to mankind’s progress since the late 19th Century as electric lighting.

The evening will begin with a recorded introduction by the renowned environmentalist campaigner Jonathan Porritt CBE, who is also an advisor to Ceravision.  Today, as Mr Porritt will point out, a significant number of people in the developing world still have no access to lighting.

Following Mr Porritt’s introduction, Ceravision Engineering Manager John Stocks will describe the ‘Non-Visual Impacts of Light’.  Whilst light allows us to see, it also has many other, little-known effects on our bodies and biological systems. 

“From circadian rhythms to Seasonal Affective Disorder, light has a far greater impact on our everyday lives than we ever imagined,” explains Mr Stocks.  It’s exciting to take part in the Year of Light and explore this rapidly developing field.”

Two further talks by Open University Researchers will follow: 

Lucia Marchetti, on ‘Cosmic Light: the story of everything’, and

Calum MacCormick, ‘How to slow atoms with light: how to slow light with atoms’.

Event Details:

Venue: Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.

Doors open: 18:00, presentations start at 19:30. 

Free to attend: No booking is required.

For more information, please see:


UNESCO International Year of Light in 2015: 



About Ceravision Limited

Formed in 1998 the Company’s Headquarters and state of the art manufacturing facility is based in Milton Keynes.  Ceravision is in the process of commercialising its ‘High Efficiency Plasma’ Technology, which is a flexible platform providing solutions across a wide range of lighting applications.  Protected by a substantial IP portfolio the Technology is capable of delivering lighting systems from 300W – 5KW.

In 2014, Ceravision was one of a handful of UK manufacturing companies awarded a significant grant – totalling £6.2 million – under the UK Government’s ‘Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain Initiative’.

Ceravision Director-Tim Reynolds, remarked “It signifies a huge endorsement of our Technology.  It is a realisation within both Government and the Lighting Community that our Technology represents a real breakthrough which is now ready for International Commercialisation”.

Further Information

Future Markets & Applications

Energy efficiency is a global driver within many markets and Ceravision’s core technology has the ability to address these markets. Due to the flexible nature of the technology we are able to facilitate a variety of power levels (400 W to 2.0 kW) and spectra ranging from visible to UV light.


Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) light is particularly suited to medium and high power applications. The light is emitted from a very small source, which enables Ceravision to accurately focus and distribute the light. This in turn facilitates significantly greater optical performance.

Intellectual Property

Ceravision maintains an extensive Intellectual Property (“IP”) portfolio comprising Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights.

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