Take a deeper dive into specific industry hot topics by adding a specialized Workskhop to your registration package.  Offering both 2-hour and 4-hour options, these courses provide interactive, in-depth learning opportunities to enhance your knowledge and maximize your event experience.

4-HOUR WORKSHOPS:  8:00am - 12:00pm

LED Lighting Standards & Methods of Measurements

This workshop contains two sections. The first section is the overview and the update for the latest standards for LED and LED lighting from industry and the US governments. In particular, the recent work being carried at ANSI, IESNA, NEMA, UL, IEEE, SEMI, ASABE, US EPA, etc. for LED lighting applications. The second section introduces the standardized methods of measurements for LED packages and LED lighting systems. It provides detailed explanations for the objectives, procedures, and rationale for measuring, testing and projecting the long-term behaviors of the LEDs and LED lighting characteristics including photometry, colorimetry, luminous flux and color maintenance, thermal resistance, failure rate, etc.

Jianzhong Jiao, JZJ Consulting, Inc.,
Dr. Jianzhong Jiao is an internationally recognized expert for LEDs and lighting and a consultant for technology, product and business strategies, standards, regulations and compliances. He is the past Chair of the SAE Lighting Committee and current Chair or active member of the committees in IES, ANSI, UL, ASABE, etc. He is titled to 9 U.S. Patents and has authored over 40 technical papers.

Cameron Miller, Photometry Project Leader, NIST
Cameron is active in standards organization and professional societies, such as IES – Testing Procedure Committee (SSL Committee Chairman), CIE (USA Div 2 voting), CIEUSA (Technical VP), ANSI/ISO TAG (Vice Chairman), ASTM, ISCC, NEMA, and CORM. He is also an NVLAP assessor for the Energy Efficient Lighting Program and the Calibration Program.


How to Measure SSL Devices in Lab and Production

Measurement of SSL devices in lab and production sounds like a simple task, but a number of pitfalls and hurdles are in the way to obtain reliable results from your equipment. The workshop will start with basics in photometry and measurement equipment and help you to decide which equipment is needed for which task. In addition, we will address the most relevant standards for the industry. Latest challenges in photometric and radiometric testing such as UV-LEDs, VCSEL diodes, Micro LEDs, uncertainty budgets etc. will be discussed. A live demonstration of a typical laboratory test setup will give attendants the opportunity to gather hands-on experience.

Thomas Attenberger, Vice President, Sales, Instrument Systems GmbH
Dr. Thomas Attenberger received his PhD in Physics in the field of high resolution spectroscopy in 1992. After a few years in a German R&D company for optical sensors, he joined Instrument Systems in 2001 as product manager for LED test and measurement equipment. Today he is head of the sales department of Instrument Systems, a position which brings him in close contact with the top players in the LED and SSL lighting industry.

Günther Leschhorn, Head of Product Management, Instrument Systems GmbH
Dr. Leschhorn received his PhD during his work with the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics in Munich, Germany. He specialized in the field of single molecule spectroscopy and ultra-fast laser interaction. After a post-doc position in Freiburg, he joined Instrument Systems as product manager for Spectroradiometry and Solid-State Lighting. Today he is head of the product management department.

Tobias Roesener, Product Manager, Instrument Systems GmbH
Dr. Tobias Roesener works as product manager for Instrument Systems since 2015. Research, development and project management in the III-V solar cell industry followed his PhD on III-V Solar Cells on Silicon. His thesis on optical characterization and modelling of 3D photonic crystals complete his nearly ten years of experience in the fields of optics and semiconductors

Justin Blanke, International Sales Manager, Instrument Systems
Justin Blanke received his degree in physical engineering in the field of measurement technology in 1995. After 4 years working as an application engineer for non-destructive testing, he started at Instrument Systems as International Sales Manager, covering various area and key account responsibilities over the years.

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2-HOUR WORKSHOPS: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Luminaire Systems Engineering & Optics Design: a Practical Overview with Examples 

Where do I start? This is often the question facing the Luminaire designer. The Marketing Product Manager has requested a new product design of the engineering team. Often the starting point is the form and aesthetics, second may be the thermal for an expected loading and surface area. Then the mechanical designer will build the puzzle from the pieces. Often at the end thought is given to light control. This talk will look at the high-level optical design both when boxed in and ideally when freedom is given to meet the lighting requirements.  LED selection should be done in parallel with the overall light control but choices can be confusing.  With midpower, highpower, COB, CSP, DOB, linear, round, etc. LED packaging and configuration options, the previous product is generally a point of reference.  A practical approach will be presented using a spreadsheet to help define the best LED package choice, size and configuration and driver selection including optical and electrical losses looking at the system metrics of lumens / watt and lumens / $.

Mr. Bob Householder, Technical Business Development, Avnet’s LightSpeed Program
Mr. Householder has 20+ years of experience in the field of optics and holds degrees in optics from Rochester Institute of Technology and Tuft's University. He has concentrated his career in laser and medical optics and LED illumination. Mr. Householder is in Technical Business Development for Avnet’s LightSpeed program.

Patent Course

Building patent rights in your product is more important than ever. And from a purely legal standpoint, always patenting is the safest approach. But this patent-everything approach rarely makes good buisness sense. Using LED product hypotheticals as teaching points, this highly interactive course will show you how to develop ample patent protection in the US and internationally. And you will learn the smart way to do it, so that time and money are not wasted on patents that should never have been filed. Second, we will discuss how to avoid getting hammered by the patents of others. The proliferation of patents over the past decade has necessitated the development of a new skill set for dealing with the currently existing global patent thicket. To do this, you will learn how to recongnize when problem patents exist in your space. Then, we will discuss how these patents can be; (i) navigated to avoid infringement if valid; (ii) identified and ignored where they are bogus; and (iii) killed if necessary using new procedures.

Marshall Honeyman, Intellectual Property Lawyer/Partner, Erise IP
Marshall Honeyman is a patent attorney representing numerous clients in the lighting field, i.e., LED product implementations and vehicle headlights. He is a partner at Erise IP, but prior to entering private practice, he worked in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as an Associate Solicitor, handling law suits brought against the USPTO as well as ex parte appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Court. Before that, Marshall served as a USPTO Patent Examiner making patentability decisions regarding inventions relating to illumination technologies.

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