SIL 2011: Lighting track spans color science, dimming, modules and retrofit lamps (MAGAZINE)

April 26, 2011
The LEDs in Lighting track at the 2011 Strategies in Light conference afforded the opportunity to hear about color science, energy efficiency, dimming, digital control, retrofit lighting and other SSL topics, says MAURY WRIGHT.
For the third consecutive year, the Strategies in Light (SIL) conference featured an LEDs in Lighting track, with presentations covering light and color science, adaptive control and dimming technologies, and retrofit lamps and modular products. Presentations discussing the LED lighting market, and the views of lighting designers, are covered in our article on page 33.

Light science and color rendering was a major theme at SIL. Wendy Davis, a vision scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), discussed the trade-off between color-rendering performance and luminous efficacy. Davis said that combinations of LEDs should be used “if you want awesome color no matter what, and energy isn’t a huge concern in your application.” However, she acknowledged that some applications just need “good enough color to get by” because efficiency is more important.


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