Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Host 10th Annual Strategies in Light LEDs- The Future of Lighting

Dec. 1, 2008
Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Host 10th Annual Strategies in Light

LEDs – The Future of Lighting

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Strategies Unlimited and PennWell Corporation will host their 10th annual business-oriented conference and exhibition on high-brightness LEDs on February 18-20, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

For its 10th anniversary, Strategies in Light will expand the scope of the conference byadding a separate lighting track to meet the information needs of lighting designers, specifiers and architects.The focus of this special track will be to address the many issues associated with the use of LEDs in lighting that are of concern to the lighting community.Through real-world examples and frank discussions of the dos and don’ts of LED lighting, attendees will come to a better understanding of the realities of LED lighting, now and in the future.Included in the lighting track will be an LED suppliers’ panel that will address the audience’s questions and concerns regarding the evolving role of LEDs in lighting.

In conjunction with the lighting track, the conference will offer two new tutorials on LEDs, including 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 onstandardsfor solid-state lighting, intellectual property, LED test and measurement, and selecting drivers for LEDs. Strategies in Light 2009 will provide insight into the rapidly developing markets for LED lighting,backlights for LED displays, and automotive headlamps, as well as other major trends in applications, industry structure, government policies, markets, products, and technologies that will affect the industry’s future.

Featured speakers for the conference’s HB LED market track will include: Michael Cavallo, Domain Director, Lighting for the Clinton Climate Initiative; Frank Bistervels, Senior Director, IP Licensing, Philips Intellectual Property and Standards; and Dan Coyne, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Canaccord Adams.In addition, Robert Steele, Conference 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 Sandia National Laboratories, the California Energy Commission, Philips Lumileds Lighting, Bridgelux, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Finelite, Cree, CAO Group, LEDON Lighting, Nichia, China Solid-State Lighting Alliance, Republic ITS, AU Optronics, Exclara, RPC Photonics, Instrument Systems, and Obducat Technologies.