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.
Dr. Arnold J. Wilkins is Professor Emeritus at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. he has spent an academic career studying the environmental causes of visual eye strain, proving through research that the temporal modulation (a fancy tech term for flickering) of magnetically ballasted fluorescent lamps was causational, not correlated to certain negative human health outcomes including headaches and seizures. He shared some thoughts on solid state LED lighting systems with the Get A Grip on Lighting podcast. Don't forget your fidget spinners!
The Get A Grip on Lighting Podcast is joined by special guest Christina Halfpenny, Executive Director of the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). Tina has been leading the team at the DLC since 2015. We discuss the evolution and power of the DLC, LED lighting, lighting controls, DLC 5.0, the influence of lighting distributors, and more!
The Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast is joined by Randy Reid, Editor of the Edison Report. We discuss Randy's extensive experience as Former President of the IES, VP of Resilient Lighting, Board Member of Lightfair, and of course the mystery man behind the Edison Report. We go into some great topics including why attend Lightfair, the current state of the IES, role of the DLC and UL, the importance of lighting distributors, lighting controls and IOT, subscription-based lighting and more. A fun-filled hour of amazing lighting discussion that will leave you craving for more!