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!
Recorded at Lightfair in the NAILD booth, the Get A Grip on Lighting Podcast is joined by Robin Watt, President of NAILD and Brady Nemeth of the DesignLights Consortium. We speak about DLC 4.0, the future of lighting, color temperature, new tech at Lightfair, horticulture lighting, and much more. Listen to our first podcast recorded straight from the Lightfair floor and our first one with two special guests.
Spencer Miles, VP of Pacific Lamp & Supply and NAILD board member, joins the Get A Grip on Lighting Podcast. Pacific Lamp has been in business for over 100 years and Spencer has seen his fair share of lighting moments. We discuss some interesting lighting topics like MRO versus project work, Illumigeddon (end of the LED revolution), subscription-based lighting concept, American manufactured lamps, and more. We even get a surprise visit by a mystery guest.
Greg Ehrich, Co-Host of the Get A Grip On Lighting Podcast & VP of Premier Lighting, tells his lighting story on the Get A Grip on Lighting Podcast. He goes through his experience as a lighting distributor, talking about the lighting industry, NAILD, rebate programs, evolution of LEDs, and more. There's even a sneak peak on the next episode's guest.