Andrew Myers, CEO of ProGrowTech, is confident that LED technology is ready to revolutionize the Horticultural Lighting landscape. He laid out his argument on the Get A Grip on Lighting Podcast. Andrew is convinced that all lighting professionals should find a way into the market that is set to “grow” exponentially.
Ira Greenberg, CEO of Keystone Technologies, and his VP of the Distributor Channel Josh Brown joined the Get a Grip on Lighting Podcast to discuss the evolving and capricious nature of the lighting industry. While many manufacturers seem ready to pack it in, Keystone is growing and flourishing and the Hosts needed to know why.
Tom Butters, LC MIES, is the Director of Education for the IES. He is responsible for developing and delivering lighting education to the IES membership and the public at large in a multitude of modern modalities. Prior to his appointment at the IES, Tom was the Director of Canlyte/Philips Lighting Concept Centre in Toronto from 1999 to 2016. He is the immediate Past President of the IES Toronto Section and an awarding winning presenter and lighting educator.
Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., is the Director of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) and Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has also served as Light and Health Program Director at the LRC since 1999. Dr. Figueiro is well known for her research on the effects of light on human health, circadian photobiology, and lighting for older adults. Her research is regularly featured in national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. Dr. Figueiro has also brought attention to the significance of light and health as a topic of public interest through her recent TEDMED talk.
Jim Benya is flat out one the world’s top authorities on lighting design and applied illuminating engineering. He is especially known for his work in the field of design with a hardcore emphasis on daylighting, lighting efficiency and sustainable design. We caught up with him at the DLC’s gig back this summer in Portland.
The Godfather of the Lighting business, William M. Brown, is the guest on Episode 10 of the show. His story transcends lighting into the realm of classic American success story. His adventure starts in the 1950's and works its way through several industry transformations. Nevermind LED or CFL - Mr. Brown went through the original linear fluorescent lighting disruption! It was a real honor for us to speak to him and we hope you enjoy our time with a legit American business legend.