• Autodesk Gallery (map)
  • #200, 1 Market Street
  • San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • United States

Recently the lighting world has been quite distracted by a lot of buzz about IoT, but most IoT applications are still not about lighting itself – they’re intelligent systems built on lighting’s power infrastructure that provide services other than lighting. While IoT is definitely a game changer, it's not the only one out there - we may be overlooking many new fundamental lighting technologies that are not driven by “smart” networked capabilities. New applications, and more importantly, connections and combinations of these technologies have the potential to transform lighting at least as much, if not more than IoT. This program looks at three in particular: Laser LEDs, digitized reflected light, and spatial tuning of light.

Bob Karlicek, director of the Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) research center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present a cogent overview of technology and industry trends that impact the future of lighting, and will present results of his group's research into digitized reflected light and VLC (Visible Light Communication).

Paul Rudy, co-founder and SVP of Business Development for Soraa Laser, will talk about how his company is commercializing a new generation of laser light sources for display, automotive, and specialty lighting applications. Laser LEDs offer a completely new fundamental LED device architecture, higher efficiencies, and new design possibilities for lighting.  

Ton Killick, VP of Business Development for LensVector, will present and demonstrate his company's amazing new technology for the spatial tuning of light, using liquid crystal lenses that can do dynamic beam shaping. 

Our panel discussion after the presentations will focus on issues like: totally adaptive lighting controls vs better UI; industry trends like "ledification," sensorization, miniaturization, and collapsing technology stacks and supply chains. We will also explore potential combinations of each presenters technologies to help envision a new design language for lighting.  

IES-CEU / AIA-LU accredited. In-person sign-in at the event is required for the credits.
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 5:30 PM

Location: Autodesk Gallery
1 Market Street, #200
San Francisco, CA 94105

Speakers: Bob Karlicek, LESA, RPI
Paul Rudy, Soraa Laser
Tom Killick, LensVector
Clifton Stanley Lemon, Clifton Lemon Associates

Schedule:  5:30 - 6:30   Networking & Vendor Tables
6:30 - 6:35   Introductions & Announcements
6:35 - 8:15   Presentations
8:15 - 8:45   Moderated Panel Discussion: Looking Beyond IoT for a New Design Language in Lighting

Fee: $25 Non-Members
$20 IES & AIA Members
$10 Students & Emerging Professionals
(Fees non-refundable for cancellations & no-shows)

Contact: Clifton Lemon, cl@cliftonlemon.com

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