LEDucation 5 -- Field Report
The Fifth Annual LEDucation conference, presented by The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) with the support of the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA), held on March 16, 2011, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, brought lighting industry professionals up to date on solid-state light sources and controls. The meeting offered several seminars and an exhibit area with more than 90 manufacturers and distributors showing their products and services throughout the afternoon and evening sessions.
With the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) serving as a central player in collaborating with manufacturers, allied trade associations, professional lighting designers, and standards-making bodies, LED technology is on a continuous track of advancement. Because LED development is getting most of the R&D funding, it’s no surprise that new LED products are being introduced at more than 10 times the rate of all other light sources combined. As a result, specifiers want to know about reductions in cost per lumen, gaining greater consistency in color control, and achieving reliable control methods with LED equipment. Following is a short recap on two of the seminars presented at this event.