International Day of Light 2023

May 16, 2023
International Day of Light 2023 from Gemma Lighting

Happy International Day of Light!

What is the International Day of Light? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established the International Day of Light as a consequence of debates around the importance of light studies and technology achievements held by the international community during 2015, the International Year of Light.

What is the theme for International Day of Light 2023? Each year has a different theme, and this year’s theme is “Light for the Future” which emphasises the importance of light-based technologies in promoting sustainable development.

Why is the International Day of Light celebrated on the 16th May? The International Day of Light is celebrated on the 16th May because it’s the anniversary of the first successful laser firing on May 16, 1960 by the physicist and engineer Theodore Maiman.

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