LEDs Magazine 40 Under 40 Profile: Richard Hall

July 24, 2020
LumenFocus' LED systems engineer Richard Hall participates heavily in all steps in the company's product development process.

With a degree in electrical engineering, and a minor in electronic materials, Richard Hall took a position with Cree shortly after graduating from Michigan Technological University. He left Cree for Philips before making the transition to LumenFocus in 2016.

Hall’s chief responsibility is to design the light engines used in products assembled in the company’s Henderson, NC facility, but he is heavily involved in all steps in the design process. Hall is the primary liaison with the DesignLights Consortium (DLC), working with the organization to list new products on the qualified products list (QPL) while ensuring that current products remain up to the DLC standard.

As a result of his cross-disciplinary experience across test and measurement, quality control, product development, and lighting design, “Richard has a unique perspective on the industry and has a keen ability to stay current on all the latest trends in LED technology.” It’s clear that Hall keeps up with application needs that can be turned to product development, based on his current research into UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) and leadership in adding human-centric and color-changing technology to LumenFocus’ lineup, alongside joint efforts to integrate IoT controls technology with the company’s product catalog.

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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.