Opinions & Appointments

Appointments | LIA | Bob Bohannon | Jul 14, 2021

Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association

Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as well as enabling a forward-looking handover, of Peter Hunt’s excellent work in his role as Chief Policy Officer. Read more »

LED Linear | Fagerhult | Appointments | Jul 10, 2021

Ina Sielemann Takes Over the Management of LED Linear

 Ina Sielemann Takes Over the Management of LED Linear In LED Linear's 15th anniversary year, Ina Sielemann has taken the management baton from Dr. Michael Kramer. The internationally experienced industrial engineer comes from the construction industry, bringing with her a strong focus and expertise on technically oriented markets with complex challenges. Her industry experience is based on in-depth knowledge of the building construction, kitchen and bathroom industry as well as the construction supply industry. Read more »

Appointments | Regiolux | Jun 18, 2021

Marco Steffenmunsberg – New CEO at Regiolux

Marco Steffenmunsberg – New CEO at  Regiolux Since 1 June, Marco Steffenmunsberg has been the new Chief Executive Officer of Regiolux GmbH (www.regiolux.de). The 47-year-old made the transition from the role of Business Unit Manager at RZB Rudolf Zimmermann, Bamberg GmbH to the luminaire specialist for the technical lighting sector based in Königsberg, Bavaria. Read more »

Appointments | Signify | Jun 14, 2021

New OEM Leader at Signify for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: Hendrik Theiß Succeeds Franz Jansen

New OEM Leader at Signify for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: Hendrik Theiß Succeeds Franz Jansen Effective July 1, Hendrik Theiß will take over as head of Signify's OEM business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (D/A/CH). He succeeds Franz Jansen, who will end his career after more than thirty-five years of service to Philips, Philips Lighting, and Signify. Read more »

Opinions | International Day of Light | May 17, 2021

Science in the Spotlight for the International Day of Light 2021 by John DUDLEY

Science in the Spotlight for the International Day of Light 2021 by John DUDLEY Now in its fourth year, the UNESCO International Day of Light is one of the most anticipated science events on the global calendar of United Nations observances. Since its inception in 2018, over 1200 activities and events of all kinds have taken place in more than 80 countries, and even aboard the International Space Station! Read more »

Appointments | May 08, 2021

Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO

Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) welcomes Matt Sturgess to the position of CEO of The LIA. He took up his position on 12 April 2021, replacing interim CEO, Paul Crisp, who has been doing an exceptional job supporting the LIA team and its Members as they plan for the post 2020 era. Read more »

Opinions | Jan Denneman | Apr 27, 2021

Good Light is as Important as Good Food and Good Air

Good Light is as Important as Good Food and Good Air Scientific studies make very clear that good light is crucial for our health and well-being. Good light does more than enable us to see. It is the most important “zeitgeber” for our brain and body and synchronizes our internal circadian clock. Why are the scientific findings so often not being applied in practice and must we all spend our lives in biological darkness? Read more »

LeddarTech | Olaf Berlien | Appointments | Apr 13, 2021

LeddarTech Announces the Appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to Its Board of Directors

LeddarTech Announces the Appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to Its Board of Directors LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Olaf Berlien to its Board of Directors, further enhancing the diversity and industry expertise of the Board. Read more »

Appointments | LightingEurope | Mar 29, 2021

LightingEurope Board and President Elected

LightingEurope Board and President Elected The General Assembly elected on 26 March a new Executive Board for a 2-year mandate. The Executive Board consists of an equal number of representatives of national lighting associations and corporate members of LightingEurope and has the role of implementing the LightingEurope strategy and work plans. Read more »

HLB Lighting Design | Appointments | Mar 08, 2021

HLB Lighting Design – Barbara HORTON Retires, Carrie HAWLEY to Serve as CEO

HLB Lighting Design – Barbara HORTON Retires, Carrie HAWLEY to Serve as CEO HLB Lighting Design has announced that Barbara Horton, CLD, FIALD, Senior Principal and Co-Chief Executive Officer has retired. Senior Principal Carrie Hawley, IALD, MIES, LEED AP will assume the role of sole CEO following Barbara’s retirement. Read more »

Appointments | Mar 02, 2021

Acuity Brands Announces Trevor PALMER as New President of Acuity Lighting and Lighting Controls Business

Acuity Brands Announces Trevor PALMER as New President of Acuity Lighting and Lighting Controls Business Acuity Brands, Inc. announced Trevor S. Palmer was appointed President of the Company’s lighting and lighting controls business (ABL). Effective March 1, 2021, Trevor assumes responsibility for driving innovation across the Company’s lighting and lighting controls products, growing market share, and executing the digital transformation of the business. Trevor has over 27 years of experience in the building technology industry and recently served as Senior Vice President of Acuity Brands’ Digital Lighting Networks business. Read more »

Opinions | Mar 01, 2021

Future Strategic Directions for the Lighting Industry

Future Strategic Directions for the Lighting Industry As another wave of restrictions enters into force across Europe, it’s important to keep not only our chins up but also our eyes open, looking out at the next set of opportunities and challenges coming our way. Read more »

Opinions | Commentary | Feb 27, 2021

From Kelly to Double Dynamic Lighting

From Kelly to Double Dynamic Lighting by Henrik CLAUSEN. Henrik has worked in the lighting sector for almost 30 years, collaborating with architects, interior designers and specialist lighting designers. Read more »

Commentary | HCL | Health + Wellbeing | Jan 13, 2021

Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Dip

Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Dip The holidays are over, it's cold and dark, we prefer to sit inside. Nevertheless, you need a daily portion of good light: it makes you more energetic, happier, and healthier. Make sure that you go outside for a good time every day and that you also have enough good light indoors during the day. Daylight is best, but there are also good alternatives with LED lighting and light therapy lamps. Read more »

Resources | Full Spectrum LEDs | Jürgen Honold | Opinions | Nov 30, 2020

Tech-Talks BREGENZ with Jürgen HONOLD, Dipl.Des.(FH)

Tech-Talks BREGENZ with Jürgen HONOLD, Dipl.Des.(FH) At LpS 2019, Jürgen Honold, Dipl.Des.(FH), and his co-presenter Dr. Martijn Dekker, held a very interesting and remarkable lecture about photobio-modulation (PBM). LED professional wanted to learn more and asked Jürgen Honold for an interview. As Technical Fellow, he is responsible for Seaboroughs' advanced lighting research and development and exactly the right person to talk with when it comes to HCL and related technologies and applications. Dr. Martijn Dekker, CEO of Seaborough accompanied him and gave an introduction with additional insights into Seaborough and the company's structure and strategy Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Health + Wellbeing | Light Generation | Opinions | Oct 16, 2020

Adopting an LED More Suited to Circadian Entrainment

Adopting an LED More Suited to Circadian Entrainment Since the introduction of LED lights, a lot has been said about risks of blue light for ocular health on the one hand, and the opportunity of circadian entrainment, on the other hand. While a controversial discussion on the first topic is ongoing, the second topic is well accepted. To solve both issues, Bill Chan, President of LiteController Inc. proposes the application of 465-470nm pumped phosphor converted white LEDs with a content of 86% - 92% blue-turquoise light and 8% - 14% blue-violet light. In the article he concentrates on the second topic and proves the benefit of regulating the circadian entrainment more efficiently, maintaining a high typical efficacy of 150 lm/W and good color rendering of CRI 80+ ideally supporting the WELL Building Standard. Read more »

Interview | TTB | Signify | LiFi | Sep 28, 2020

LiFi Communication Interview

LiFi Communication Interview For over a decade, research in LiFi has been intensified with amazing results. When Musa Unmehopa, an authority in the lighting industry, took on the position of Head of Ecosystems and Strategic Alliances for LiFi at Signify, it was clear that LED professional would have to report what he has to say about the status of LiFi and his future plans. We have known him since he was appointed Secretary General at Zhaga at the beginning of 2014. Since then he was always in charge at Philips Lighting, now Signify, in some capacity, also representing the company in the Connected Lighting Alliance. In addition, his resumé marks him as a specialist in standardization and a technology advisor. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Systems + Applications | Quality | Standardization | Health + Wellbeing | Sep 19, 2020

Kenneth Martin from Zumtobel about Comfortable Lighting

Kenneth Martin from Zumtobel about Comfortable Lighting Kenneth Martin has been specifying, qualifying an developing components and characterization setups for LED light sources within the Zumtobel Group since 2006. With his expertise on spectral measurements and applications, he supports integrative lighting solutions topics. He gathered valuable knowledge in physics and optical system engineering while studying at the University of Applied Sciences RV-Weingarten, during the internships at a quality assurance department of a reflector aluminum manufacturer and the optical development department of Zumtobel. He combines his enthusiasm for lighting and sustainable construction engineering with a DIY philosophy. Read more »

Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | IoT | Systems + Applications | amp | Commentary | Resources | Aug 24, 2020

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies Fabien Bubendorff has a Master in Electronic Engineering and has 10 years' experience in the lighting industry. He has spent more than 13 years living in China. He worked as a Product Manager for a Retail Lighting Company, for the Last 5 years he was responsible for Wever&Ducré as the Head of R&D in China and for the last years Head of R&D at XAL in Austria. Now he has founded an independent consultancy to support European Lighting Companies to deal with these future challenges. He specialized in finding the optimal balance between function and cost to increase product profitability. Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Christoph Wächter | Micro-Optics | Opinions | Aug 19, 2020

TechTalks BREGENZ - Dr. Christoph Wächter, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IOF, Germany

TechTalks BREGENZ - Dr. Christoph Wächter, Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer IOF, Germany Research topics have become more important with LEDs and LED lighting micro optics and freeform optics. A new approach based on an IP for a fly's eye condenser from 1928, filed by Zeiss Ikon AG that extends possibilities and allows for new applications was presented ‚at LpS 2019. The jury was so impressed with the paper that it won the Scientific Award 2019. Dr. Guenther Sejkora and Arno Grabher-Meyer from LED professional talked to Dr. Christoph Wächer, co-author and presenter of the paper about his approach, his career and work. Dr. Christoph Wächter is a senior scientist at Fraunhofer IOF. Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Health + Environment | Quality | May 11, 2020

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He expressed the same sentiments in a caption for a figure in the proceedings booklet: "The future in Dresden is not lighting excess - the future is Re-Darkness with intelligent SSL concepts." This year, Ruairí held two lectures at TiL in which he emphasized how important a thorough application of light is in respect to culture, ethics, and environment. In addition to his work, these interesting statements made it made a Tech-Talk Bregenz with him a top priority. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Smart Lighting + IoT | Health + Wellbeing | May 07, 2020

Personal Lighting Profiles Might Be the Key to Creating a Natural "Work Light Balance"

Personal Lighting Profiles Might Be the Key to Creating a Natural "Work Light Balance" Commentary from LpR 76: Henrik Clausen has been involved in lighting for over 30 years in both commercial and academic positions. In 1996, he became the Managing Director of Fagerhult Lighting in Denmark, and held that position until 2004, when he founded the Fagerhult Lighting Academy. In 2015 he also became Head of Research for Fagerhult. He holds a position as professor in Lighting Design at AAU in Copenhagen. He guest lectures at various Universities around the world. He speaks worldwide, primarily addressing the human and emotional aspects of light and lighting design. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Health + Environment | Quality | May 04, 2020

Providing Better Light Should Still be the Focus of the SSL Industry

Providing Better Light Should Still be the Focus of the SSL Industry Commentary from LpR 75: As President of Bardsley Consulting, Norman advises industry, government and academia on solid-state lighting, flat panel displays and energy efficiency, with special emphasis on diffuse lighting and organic electronics. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Team for the Solid-State Lighting Program of the US Department of Energy. Dr. Bardsley also acts as Chief Analyst for the International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) and is a member of the UNEP Expert Task Force on LED Lighting and Controls. Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Wilfried Kramb | Opinions | May 04, 2020

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Wilfried Kramb, Interior & Lighting Designer, a∙g Licht

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Wilfried Kramb, Interior & Lighting Designer, a∙g Licht TTB from LpR 75: The value of lighting design and light planning has always been underestimated, despite it becoming more important with the rise of Solid-State-Lighting. This is a fact that the public doesn't realize, even though the industry does. Digitalization, compared with the special properties of LED lighting and the aim of the lighting industry to establish their IoT hubs, is a new challenge. This is even more apparent when trying to integrate light sources directly in building structures. Responsibilities and tasks are no longer clearly separated between the different disciplines of architect, lighting designer, IT planner and electro planner. Guenther Sejkora and Arno Grabher-Meyer talked with Wilfried Kramb, owner and CEO of a·g Licht, about these tendencies and topic. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | UV | Disinfection | Feb 12, 2020

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of providing world-class support to lighting OEMs in developing luminaires with the latest SSL technology from the light source to the complete system incorporating the LED driver, optic, thermal management and intelligent control solutions. Read more »

Environment | Commentary | Resources | Health + Environment | Dec 16, 2019

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of the Dunedin Dark Skies Group, involve educating decision-makers and the public about the importance of responsible lighting, nocturnal placemaking and the value of darkness. Recognised in New Zealand and abroad for her advocacy in these matters, Kyra has co-authored research papers and published articles specific to this subject. Kyra has recently been awarded with The Dark Sky Defender Award. Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Laser Technology | Dec 13, 2019

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Julian Carey, Marketing Manager at SLD Laser

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Julian Carey, Marketing Manager at SLD Laser In 2016, Nobel Laureate, Professor Shuji Nakamura held a key note speech at LpS. As the founder of Soraa and SLD Laser, he named laser lighting as the next, innovative step and disruption in lighting. He emphasized the need to focus on light quality and the tailoring of LED lighting to the natural needs of humas, providing light that mimics sunlight as closely as possible. It was therefore self-evident that LED professional would invite Julian Carey, the Product and Technical Marketing Manager at SLD Laser, for a Tech-Talk when he was at the LpS 2018 in Bregenz. We asked him for an update on the status of laser lighting, business strategies and future prospects and how laser lighting has developed since Professor Nakamura's statements in 2016. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Quality | Nov 15, 2019

Commentary: Providing Better Light Should Still be the Focus of the SSL Industry

Commentary: Providing Better Light Should Still be the Focus of the SSL Industry J. Norman Bardsley, PhD - As President of Bardsley Consulting, Norman advises industry, government and academia on solid-state lighting, flat panel displays and energy efficiency, with special emphasis on diffuse lighting and organic electronics. Read more »

Resources | Smart Lighting + IoT | Standardization | Controls | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Sep 19, 2019

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Scott Wade, Technical & Certification Manager, DiiA

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Scott Wade, Technical & Certification Manager, DiiA Dr. Scott Wade has been the Technical & Certification Manager for DALI/DiiA since 2013 and has been an industry expert member of the IEC62386 standardization team for about 14 years. He was invited to hold a lecture at the LpS 2018 about the founding of DiiA for the purpose of taking over the DALI trademark from ZVEI and discussed measures that were taken to further develop the standard and its certification process and make the DALI concept future proof with DALI-2. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Aug 13, 2019

What the Heck Is Future Proof?

What the Heck Is Future Proof? Commentary from LpR 72: The first time the question about future proofing LED systems came up seriously, was at LightFair 2018 when Siegfried Luger interviewed Patrick Durand. Since then, it has been the buzzword throughout the industry. Discussions concerning future proofing are often limited to wireless communications, IoT and some type of AI. But isn't there more? Read more »

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NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps

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