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Educational Opportunities

Sessions aimed at applying the latest technologies and practices
to foster growth of lighting businesses

The lighting industry is flooded with new technologies and practices. Buried among them are potential new markets and business opportunities, if one has a process for sorting through the hype and some insight on how to best apply the science. Capturing the Lighting Edge, a series of seminars that took place throughout 2012, provided manufacturers and entrepreneurs with knowledge and tools to develop products, expand markets, and improve current product offerings within the lighting industry.

Previous Seminars

What do Designers Look for in Fixtures?
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - New York City, NY

Despite infinite choices in technologies and controls, designers still encounter applications – from simple to exotic – that require that "elusive" feature. This seminar will provide participants with the ability to hear from major specifiers from diverse backgrounds and specialties and learn what, exactly, they are looking for in fixtures.

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You may download PDF files with audio from the seminar by these speakers:


For optimal performance, you must have Adobe Reader version 9.0 or newer; the files play best with audio when viewed in the Reader, not in a Web browser. Download here.

Jonas Concepcion and Peping Dee's presentation is available through Prezi.
 

Lighting Fixture
Unique Lighting Applications for Plants and Animals
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Syracuse, NY
 
Greenhouse

Recent research in agricultural production reveals that spectrum, intensity and distribution affect successful growth of plants indoors – such as in greenhouses, aeroponic, and hydroponic environments. Also, with over 1400 animal labs in the US approved by the Public Health Service, lab animals are being used to advance knowledge in many areas of research. There is evidence that lighting affects milk production in cows. How do we provide the right light for these plants and animals? This seminar will highlight opportunities for manufacturers to address these applications.
 
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Opportunities for Funding
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - New York, NY

Funding opportunities exist for new business initiatives in lighting, but can often be confusing and difficult to sort through. This seminar will identify available programs and explain their application processes. Representatives from sponsoring state organizations will speak about upcoming programs and incentives.

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Incandescent vs CFLs
Federal and State Efficiency Legislation
Monday, August 13, 2012 - New York, NY.
 
Incandescent vs CFLs

New federal and state energy legislation is imposing restrictions on various types of lighting technologies. This legislation can often be confusing, with restrictions being phased in over the next few years. This seminar will help manufacturers understand how the legislation might impact their business.
 
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Meeting and Measuring ENERGY STAR® Requirements
Monday, August 13, 2012 - New York, NY
 

The ENERGY STAR label is considered a seal of approval on products, which makes it an important marketing tool for your company. However, the requirements for ENERGY STAR qualification can sometimes be confusing, especially for solid state lighting products. This seminar will answer your questions on how to test new solid state lighting products to meet the ENERGY STAR requirements.
 
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Lighting Fixture
New Color Metrics
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - Troy, NY
Incandescent vs CFLs

How well light sources render color is an important factor for many of today's businesses, including retail, healthcare, and art galleries to name a few. With the advent of solid-state lighting, traditional methods of describing the color appearance and rendering abilities of light sources may not be adequate. This seminar will explain color appearance and color rendering and assist manufacturers in making products that will be better accepted by the discerning eye of the beholder.
 
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