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MPNS COST Action 529
Efficient Lighting for the 21st Century

The main objective of the Action, at both the basic breakthrough and the pre-competitive research levels, was to seek for new concepts and materials for the lighting industry through the study of the feasibility of high efficacy, novel, light source technologies.

COST 529 brought together scientists from academia and from the three major European companies in lighting. One of the most significant outcomes was the “COST Reference Lamp”.More than 100 specimens of this Metal Halide Lamp (with different metal halide contents) have been produced by Philips, and they were distributed to various labs for testing and metrological purposes. Another highlight was the design of a new urban lighting scheme in the French city of Albi, well publicized in various news media.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)

General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Prof Georges ZISSIS (FR)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:



Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF

Final Report

Download Final Report as PDF


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Last updated: 02 May 2011 top of page