"Energy is one the most important problems of our growing world." This statement was delivered by Nobel Prize winner Prof. Richard Smalley during a presentation in 2000. It is clear that one of the most important problems of Turkey is the growing need for energy. For instance, there are 11 million street lamps in Turkey. If all of these are changed with energy saving LED lamps, 80% of saving is achieved annually. This means an energy saving of 18 billion dollars in ten years in total. Turkey spends billions of dollars every year on electricity for illumination. In a study conducted in the US DOE, it was revealed that the amount of energy used for illumination in the buildings accounts for the 21% of all the energy use in the country, whereas small house appliances and other electronic devices (especially TVs) account for more than 7% of the energy use in total. This amount is still more than USA in Turkey due to the concentration of industry. The sources of illumination traditionally used in advanced electronics viewing systems (TV) using fluorescent, DLP etc. required the innovation of new technologies. Recently, because of their energy consumption, the image quality, resolution, life span and size of this old-fashioned systems is necessary to be replaced. That's is the reason for the interest and effort spent in developing the TV technologies based on LEDs increased very rapidly. Effective use of energy and development of energy efficient illumination technologies will make considerable contributions to the economy of our region and Turkey. Energy efficient illumination technologies (LED/OLED) R&D laboratory (EVATEG) was founded under Ozyegin University in 2013 and has an infrastructure worth in excess of 1.100.000 USD. In addition, with this mobile center on LED/OLED illumination technologies found in 2013, significant contributions have been made on the development and promotion of energy efficient illumination technologies. The primary objectives of this project may be summarized as;
Introducing EVTV technologies to people rapidly and effectively under the leadership of EVATEG. Especially via the use of LEDOID mobile technology center, educating people on EVTV systems for people from all age groups.
Introducing a course entitled "Energy Efficient TV Technologies" in Özyeğin University and growing awareness among public, scholars, and industry members.
Developing a short EVTV course to study of the fundamentals and effects the EVTV on people, environment and economy with the participation of scientists and industry.