LEDs Magazine 40 Under 40 Profile: Robert Soler

July 24, 2020
Honoree Robert Soler of BIOS Lighting has worked in wide-ranging applications of solid-state lighting.

Robert Soler’s work life in SSL has been anything but boring as he has worked in R&D on wide-ranging applications, not to mention exciting ones. Prior to co-founding BIOS, he was part of the team that helped NASA deploy an effective circadian lighting system for use on the International Space Station. At BIOS, he has continued work in the lighting for health and wellbeing field; he also worked in horticultural lighting and even with Olympic and professional athletic organizations on lighting strategies.

Soler has presented at a number of our conferences including Strategies in Light and the Lighting for Health and Wellbeing conference. Soler has been named on more than 85 issued patents. The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Soler a fellowship to investigate circadian lighting paradigms. Moreover, he serves on the WELL Building Standard light advisory committee.

Soler was on the team that developed the BIOS Bio-Dimming control module that won an LEDs Magazine Sapphire Award back in 2019. That modular SSL product includes a typical mix of LEDs used in tunable products and also adds far-red LEDs that have been associated with a positive response from the human biological system and that enable caregivers to more easily spot the signs of cyanosis.

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Carrie Meadows | Editor-in-Chief, LEDs Magazine

Carrie Meadows has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing and media industry. She worked with the PennWell Technology Group for more than 17 years, having been part of the editorial staff at Solid State Technology, Microlithography World, Lightwave, Portable Design, CleanRooms, Laser Focus World, and Vision Systems Design before the group was acquired by current parent company Endeavor Business Media.

Meadows has received finalist recognition for LEDs Magazine in the FOLIO Eddie Awards, and has volunteered as a judge on several B2B editorial awards committees. She received a BA in English literature from Saint Anselm College, and earned thesis honors in the college's Geisel Library. Without the patience to sit down and write a book of her own, she has gladly undertaken the role of editor for the writings of friends and family.

Meadows enjoys living in the beautiful but sometimes unpredictable four seasons of the New England region, volunteering with an animal shelter, reading (of course), and walking with friends and extended "dog family" in her spare time.

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Maury Wright | Editor in Chief

Maury Wright is an electronics engineer turned technology journalist, who has focused specifically on the LED & Lighting industry for the past decade. Wright first wrote for LEDs Magazine as a contractor in 2010, and took over as Editor-in-Chief in 2012. He has broad experience in technology areas ranging from microprocessors to digital media to wireless networks that he gained over 30 years in the trade press. Wright has experience running global editorial operations, such as during his tenure as worldwide editorial director of EDN Magazine, and has been instrumental in launching publication websites going back to the earliest days of the Internet. Wright has won numerous industry awards, including multiple ASBPE national awards for B2B journalism excellence, and has received finalist recognition for LEDs Magazine in the FOLIO Eddie Awards. He received a BS in electrical engineering from Auburn University.