Research project "KonFutius"
Duration: July 2019 to December 2023
In the drive to secure the competitive edge of the lighting industry in Germany over lower-cost suppliers from Asia, it will be vital to come up with technologies that produce light panels in a way that conserves resources whilst remaining cost-efficient. In the "KonFutius" research project, the Fraunhofer IPT and its partners are integrating electronic components into fiber composite plastics with a view to develop a new light panel concept.
Not only does the new panel luminaire consume a mere fraction of energy required by panel luminaires with standard integrated halogen lamps; its manufacturing costs are also 60 percent lower. This will maintain Germany's competitiveness in the long term and, at the same time, reduce the emission of carbon dioxide via efficient production technology.
Within the project, the illuminated panel will be developed in a way that all of the basic conditions required for each individual production step is both resource-efficient and economical in place from the outset.