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microLEDs | LEDMAN | Lars Samuelson | Appointments | May 31, 2022
Swedish Academician Lars Samuelson Visited Ledman for Academic Exchange on Micro LED Technology
Swedish Academician Lars Samuelson Visited Ledman for Academic Exchange on Micro LED Technology Lars Samuelson, professor of Lund University, LU and academician of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Swedish Academy of Engineering, accompanied by four others, visited Ledman Headquarters building. Martin Lee, Chairman and President of Ledman, Tu Menglong, Senior Director of Technology R&D Center and other leaders, on behalf of Ledman, extended a warm welcome to them, showing them around the exhibition hall of Ledman and holding cordial exchanges. Read more »
Appointments | Bridgelux | Mar 29, 2022
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer
Bridgelux Appoints Dr. Yi-Qun Li as Chief Executive Officer Bridgelux, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technology and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Yi-Qun Li as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Li replaces Tim Lester who recently departed Bridgelux to pursue other opportunities. Read more »
GE Current | Hubbell | Appointments | Feb 11, 2022
GE Current Announces Post-Merger Executive Leadership
GE Current Announces Post-Merger Executive Leadership Current, the new company formed through the merger of GE Current, a Daintree company, and Hubbell® Incorporated’s commercial and industrial (C&I) lighting business, announced its new executive team for the combined company located across its offices in Greenville, SC, and Cleveland, OH. Read more »
National Lighting Bureau | Appointments | Jan 19, 2022
National Lighting Bureau Announces 2022 Board Members
National Lighting Bureau Announces 2022 Board Members The National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government, announces the appointment of its new Board members. Read more »
NEMA | Annette Clayton | Appointments | Nov 11, 2021
Annette Clayton Re-Elected NEMA Board of Governors Chair
Annette Clayton Re-Elected NEMA Board of Governors Chair The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that Annette Clayton, Chief Executive Officer and President, Schneider Electric North America, was re-elected as Chair of the NEMA Board of Governors for 2022. Read more »
Walter Ziegler | Alurays | Personnel | Nov 02, 2021
Alurays Lighting Technology GmbH Mourns the Death of Walter Ziegler
Alurays Lighting Technology GmbH Mourns the Death of Walter Ziegler Last week, Dipl. Kfm. Walter Ziegler, managing director of Alurays lighting technology GmbH and the former manager of Tridonic GmbH & Co KG (Zumtobel Group) unexpectedly passed away. His sudden death leaves the shareholders and employees of the Alurays lighting technology GmbH deeply saddened. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Appointments | Oct 11, 2021
DALI Alliance appoints Technical Software Developer
DALI Alliance appoints Technical Software Developer Fränz Ney has joined the DALI Alliance staff as a Technical Software Developer. His initial focus will be to develop DALI Alliance test sequences including the tests for DALI+ and DALI gateways. Other tasks will include analyzing test results and writing/maintaining technical guides. Read more »
EnOcean | Appointments | Aug 24, 2021
New EnOcean CEO: Raoul Wijgergangs Supersedes Andreas Schneider
New EnOcean CEO: Raoul Wijgergangs Supersedes Andreas Schneider Raoul Wijgergangs was appointed EnOcean's new CEO, starting from 1 August 2021, succeeding co-founder Andreas Schneider. In this role, Wijgergangs will further expand EnOcean's position as a market leader in the field of battery-free radio technology and wireless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more »
Appointments | Trilux | Aug 13, 2021
TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER
TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER Change of leadership at the top of TRILUX: Hubertus Volmert took over as Chairman of the Board of the Arnsberg-based luminaire manufacturer on 1 July 2021, replacing Michael Huber. “It’s good to know that the company’s fortunes will remain in the capable hands of an experienced company and market expert,” stated Michael Huber. The long-standing general representative will also continue to accompany the company in accordance with the shareholders’ resolution. From now on, he will focus on the active, strategic orientation and management of TRILUX as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 | 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 26, 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 »
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