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WEBCAST: Lighting for Tomorrow - Promoting SSL Lighting and Controls that are Judged to Sell

Title: Lighting for Tomorrow, Promoting SSL Lighting and Controls that are Judged to Sell

Broadcast date: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Broadcast time: 11:00 am PDT | 1:00 pm CDT | 2:00 pm EDT | 7:00 pm UK


  • Terry McGowan, Director of Engineering and Technology, American Lighting Association (ALA);
  • Eileen Eaton, Program Manager, Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE);
  • Shari Hunter, P.E., Business Development Manager, UL LLC

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The Lighting for Tomorrow (LFT) organizers – ALA, CEE and UL – explain the marketing and promotional benefits for winners of this 10th anniversary international lighting and controls competition.

The 2012 LFT Competition has officially launched and is open to residential SSL products including indoor and outdoor fixtures, replacement lamps, controls and new this year, retrofit kits.

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The American Lighting Association (ALA) is the only trade association uniting lighting manufacturers, showrooms/distributors, manufacturer representatives, component manufacturers, and industry-related companies dedicated to providing the public with quality residential lighting. ALA has over 1,200 corporate members across the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is a non-profit public benefits corporation, working in the US and Canada, that promotes the manufacture and purchase of energy-efficient products and services. CEE’s goal is to induce lasting structural and behavioral changes in the marketplace, resulting in the increased adoption of energy-efficient technologies.

UL is a global independent safety science company providing expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University and Verification Services. UL provides industry-leading safety testing and compliance certification for lighting end products, including Solid State and LED, ENERGY STAR qualification testing and regulatory certification for 40+ countries.

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Eileen Eaton, Program Manager, joined CEE in March 2006 and has worked in a variety of areas including natural gas, appliances and lighting. She leads several efforts as a member of the residential team including Lighting for Tomorrow. Eileen holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Shari Hunter, Business Development Manager, joined UL’s Commercial Team in 2009 having worked in Operations, Administration, Site Management and as an engineer in a variety of product safety categories. Shari holds a master’s degree from Santa Clara University and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University.

Terry McGowan joined the ALA as their Director of Engineering in 2001. He also heads his own lighting consulting business, Lighting Ideas, Inc. which does lighting design, illuminating engineering and lighting education and training. Terry has an E.E. degree from Case Western Reserve University and some 40 years of experience with lamp and lighting technology.

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