Strategies in Light announces 2010 conference program

An expanded lighting track and a new solid-state lighting investor forum will be among the highlights of the 2010 Strategies in Light LED & Lighting Conference & Expo.

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Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Corporation will host their 11th annual business-oriented conference and exhibition on high-brightness LEDs and lighting on February 10-12, 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Lighting Track: For the second year, Strategies in Light will include an expanded conference with a separate lighting track for lighting designers, specifiers, architects and luminaire manufacturers. The focus of this special track, which attracted a standing-room crowd last year, will be to address the many issues associated with the use of LEDs in lighting that are of concern to the lighting community. Presentations will provide insights on the market for LED luminaires and replacement lamps, the use of LED lighting in energy efficient buildings, and the financing of LED lighting projects. A special session, including a panel discussion, will address the important issues around truth in labeling for LED lighting products.

Tutorials: In conjunction with the lighting track, the conference will offer two tutorials on LEDs: “LED Fundamentals for Lighting Designers and Architects” and “Specifying LED Lighting Fixtures: What Lighting Designers and Specifiers Need to Know.” These tutorials will be in addition to pre-conference workshops on design for LED luminaire reliability; intellectual property; quality of light for LEDs; and selecting drivers for LEDs.

Investor Forum: A new feature added for 2010 is the Solid-State Lighting Investor Forum. The intent of this pre-conference session will be to bring together selection of exciting pre-public start-up companies that are developing solid-state lighting technologies with an audience of investors to provide investors with an opportunity to evaluate the companies as investment prospects.

Strategies in Light 2010 will provide insight into the rapidly developing markets for LED lighting, backlights for LCD TVs, and outdoor signs and displays, as well as other major trends in applications, industry structure, government policies, markets, products, and technologies that will affect the LED industry’s future. Featured speakers for the conference’s HB LED market track will include: Derry Berrigan, Principal, DBLD Sustainable Lighting Design; James Brodrick, Lighting Program Manager, US Department of Energy; and Cary Eskow, Director, Avnet LightSpeed. In addition, Robert Steele, Conference Co-Chair and Director of Optoelectronics Programs, Strategies Unlimited, will provide his annual update on the market for HB LEDs, along with a five-year forecast.

Other companies and organizations contributing to the HB LED market track include Philips Lumileds Lighting, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Canaccord Adams, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Cree, mSilica, Nichia, QD Vision, Inc., Oree, Telelumen LLC, Inventronics, Lynk Labs, Bayer Material Science, CH2M Hill, GrafTech International, and Op-Test.

Featured speakers for the lighting track include Ted Konnerth, President and CEO, Egret Consulting Group and Lars R. Bylund, Professor of Light and Energy, Bergen School of Architecture. Vrinda Bhandarkar, Senior Market Research Analyst at Strategies Unlimited will summarize the results of the company’s latest research on LED luminaire and replacement lamp market trends. Other participating companies and organizations include D & R International; Lightswitch Architectural; Canlyte Philips; Johnson Controls; Luminae Souter Associates, LLC; City of San Jose, Department of Transportation; Gabriel Mackinnon; and Philips Lumileds Lighting.

Last year Strategies in Light attracted over 2,000 participants from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia – 38 countries in all. LED Japan Conference & Expo/Strategies in Light recently held in Yokohama, Japan, drew more than 5,300 attendees which nearly doubled the total set in 2008. For further information on Strategies in Light 2010, please contact Luba Hrynyk, or visit us online at: www.strategiesinlight.com for exhibiting companies, conference updates and registration information.

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Strategies in Light is a business-oriented conference and exhibition on high-brightness LEDs produced by both Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Corporation. The longest running conference n the LED industry and drawing its largest audience to date with more than 2,000 participants in 2009, this event is considered to the premier annual forum for presenting current commercial developments in HB LEDs for component and equipment suppliers, manufacturers, and end-users of HB LED devices. LED Japan/Strategies in Light was launched in 2008 in Japan and attracted over 2,700 registrants - including more than 60 exhibiting companies in its inaugural year.

Strategies Unlimited:
Strategies Unlimited specializes in market research reports, and custom studies targeted for the optoelectronic, optical communications, compound semiconductor material, and RF/microwave components industries. Founded in 1979, Strategies Unlimited adeptly integrates technology and business issues. Primary data collection and detailed input-output analysis are developed to create models describing the commercial markets. With its in-depth understanding of market applications, technology developments, industry participants, and government policies, the company is renowned for its outstanding record in market forecasting.

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PennWell Corporation:
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following global industries: Oil and gas, electric power, water, electronics, semiconductor, contamination control, optoelectronics, fiber optics, information technology, fire, emergency services and dental. Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes 75 print and online magazines and newsletters and conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents. In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey, Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong, China.

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