Kevin Leadford Presenting at 2012 LED Lighting Evolution Conference

June 1, 2012

Kevin Leadford, Vice President of Innovation with Acuity Brands Lighting, is speaking at the SID LED Lighting Evolution Conference at Display Week 2012, presented by IMS Research in Boston, Mass. on Wed., June 6.

Leadford’s presentation addresses solid-state lighting alternatives to replace fluorescent troffers. He will provide a historical perspective of troffers, giving context to the various types by distinguishing how they are used and why.

“By looking at the history and evolution of troffers, we can discuss some key issues that have been important in the past and identify emerging trends,” Leadford said. “SSL lighting has cost and performance benefits, but the potential for new styles and form factors is also significant.”

The Lighting Evolution Conference: From Sapphire to Lumens will make its debut at Display Week 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exposition Center. The goal of this event is to allow global industry leaders throughout the supply chain to explore the cutting edge innovations that will shape the future of lighting and backlighting. Lighting Evolution: From Sapphire to Lumens will feature keynotes and presentations from industry leaders, lively panel sessions and plenty of time for networking.

Visit the IMS Conference site for more information.


Acuity Brands Lighting Executive to Discuss Changing Landscape of Solid State Lighting at 2012 SSL Summit

March 28, 2012

Kevin Leadford, Vice President of Innovation with Acuity Brands Lighting, is speaking on the applications of new lighting technologies at the 2012 SSL Summit LA in Long Beach, CA on April 3, 2012.  Leadford’s presentation “Realizing the Promise of Solid State Lighting” focuses on how these exciting new technologies are expected to reshape the lighting industry.

“Solid state lighting is currently in its infancy,” said Leadford. “Up until now, much of the industry’s focus has been on light source suitability (efficacy, color, standards, etc.) with much attention on replacement lamps and luminaires. Looking forward, the unique attributes of SSL technology and continued focus on energy conservation will facilitate smarter integration, new form factors and styles, and lighting products with capabilities not yet envisioned.”

Leadford’s presentation will discuss the technology driving these changes, including both LEDs and OLEDs. He will also share predictions on how the solid state lighting industry will move beyond the basics to redefine what lighting is and how we utilize it.

Visit 2012 SSL Summit for more information on the conference.