Philips, Rensselaer, Osram Sylvania, and other experts to present at 'LEDs & the SSL Ecosystem' event

Aug. 2, 2013
Date Announced: 02 Aug 2013 The 14th edition of the Smithers Apex LEDs conference and exhibition will take place October 28-29, 2013 in Boston, MA.Falmouth, Maine -- Philips Lighting, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Osram Sylvania are just a few of the key industry players who will look into the future of LED lighting at Smithers Apex’s LEDs & the SSL Ecosystem 2013: Phase II the Path to Profit. The 14th annual conference and exhibition will take place Monday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 29 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA, and will cover future applications, sensing and automation, emerging technologies, the future of design, metrics and more. “Through more than 30 presentations from lighting designers, researchers, investors and visionary organizations, LEDs & the SSL Ecosystem will provide attendees with a road map for a profitable path to the integrated lighting systems of the future. Most importantly, attendees will secure the relationships and partnerships with industry leaders across the value chain needed to make the lighting systems of the future a reality,” said John Lewinski, head of US events for Smithers Apex. “By relocating this year to the Northeast, we have access to one of the most innovative research, design and manufacturing hubs in the world. LEDs and the SSL Ecosystem will provide all attendees with the resources needed to take advantage of the many opportunities that are rapidly developing as LED technologies move into new applications.”Attendees at LEDs 2013 will hear from the end users, designers and manufacturers moving the lighting industry forward including Acuity Brands; Associated Grocers of New England; Bain Capital Ventures; Black Coral Capital; Canaccord Genuity; DesignLights Consortium, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships; Digital Lumens; Dr. Chips Consulting, LLC; io Lighting, a division of Cooper Lighting; Leading Edge Design Group; Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MIT Media Lab; Noveda Technologies; OSRAM SYLVANIA; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Philips Lighting and TÜV SÜD.Other organizations presenting include Available Light, Braemar Energy Ventures, ByteLight, Cree/Rudd Lighting, Emerald Ventures, EPOS Design, IHS, ilumi solutions, Philips Color Kinetics, Pride Industries, Public Service of New Hampshire, Purdue University, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and Tempo Industries. This year’s agenda was shaped by an advisory committee of industry thought leaders at the forefront of SSL innovation and applications chaired by Chips Chipalkatti, Managing Director, Dr. Chips Consulting, LLC and formerly Osram, and including Jason Chesley, TÜV SÜD America; Dr. Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures; Jon Linn, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships; Dr. Nadarajah Narendran, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Kent Larson, MIT Media Lab; Brian Chemel, Digital Lumens; and Govi Rao, Noveda Technologies. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. For more information about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Brian Santos at +1 207 781 9618. For complete information about LEDs & the SSL Ecosystem 2013: Phase II the Path to Profit, please visit the conference website at About Smithers Apex Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira, is a global business that provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high growth industries, including home and personal care; lighting, imaging and displays; plastic electronics and alternative energy. For more information about Smithers Apex, please visit

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