Rescheduled Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 8:00 am PST | 10:00 am CST | 11:00 am EST | 4:00 pm UK ***Eligible attendees get 1 AIA LU!***
Overview: The Webcast will cover the basics of solid-state lighting (SSL) in a manner that will help product manufacturers and lighting designers to target the LED-based lighting space. LEDs by nature are different from other light sources and present specific technical and practical challenges to newcomers to the technology. Topics we will cover include aspects of color quality that are unique to SSL, and dimming technology given that dimming is strength of LEDs. The presentation will include a broad look at LED lighting products and the design elements behind different product types. Eligible attendees will receive AIA continuing education credits for the presentation upon completion of a brief online examination.
Cree first brought the blue LED to market in 1989, and today Cree's XLamp® LEDs have continually exceeded industry standards for brightness and efficiency. XLamp LEDs were the first "lighting-class" LEDs – LEDs bright enough to be used in general-illumination applications such as desk lamps, ceiling fixtures and street lights. Cree's extensive line of high-brightness LEDs are also introducing new performance levels to outdoor video displays and decorative lighting.
In 2008 Cree expanded its product lines into LED-lighting applications like ceiling fixtures. Today, products from Cree's Lighting group are available to builders and homeowners through The Home Depot® and other retailers around the world. Cree's direct customers include national restaurant chains and government agencies.
After pioneering developments in the LED indoor-lighting market, Cree expanded into outdoor lighting in 2011 with the acquisition of Ruud Lighting, Inc., a leader in outdoor LED lighting. Ruud added an extensive LED-lighting product line to Cree's portfolio, including the BetaLED and LEDway brands.
For over 10 years, Therese Lahaie managed the custom lighting design department and was regional sales manager for Translite Sonoma/ Lightolier and Morrison Lighting. In that role she combined a back¬ground in glass sculpture technology with knowledge of custom lighting to translate lighting concepts into new product designs. In her current consulting role she supports lighting designers and manufacturers in the transition to LED lighting solutions. Lahaie does market research and connects LED lighting manufactures with lighting designers. She also trains engineers on designing lighting glass and sources glass product manufacturers. Lahaie studied Fine Art at Emmanuel College and Glass Technology at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA. She is a sculptor using glass, steel, motors and LED lighting, and her work is exhibited nationally.