2020 Keynotes

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Natural Light for Natural Living with Full Spectrum LED Technology

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

As the industry gathers to “Discover the Opportunities of Light,” Lawrence Lin, CEO of LEDVANCE, will start the conference by talking about new LED advancements for full spectrum lighting which delivers on the potential of positively influencing a person’s health and wellbeing.  Lin will share how there are new opportunities for full spectrum LED light that can closely match natural light for an improved sleep/wake cycle and true, accurate colors without sacrificing lumen performance and efficacy.  LEDVANCE is a leading global supplier of LED lighting products, selling a wide range of lamps, luminaries and smart lighting systems in over 140 countries.

Psychology of Light

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Beyond the instruments of lighting and their implementation, what are the purposes of light?  How do we design light and lighting to create behavior, perception and performance?  What exactly is it that an end user can ask for from light?  As the lighting industry becomes ever more capable of manipulating light through optics, control, objects, we must ask ourselves “to what end?”

A focus on numerical performance, while important, misses the real reasons that our clients build project.  In this lecture, Thomas Paterson explores how to structure the very brief for which lighting is created – and defines how tools may be selected.

Strategies Unlimited: Market Review and Forecast

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

VISION 2040: Where Will We Go From Here?

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

In the 1990’s, it was a heady time for prediction and prognostication about energy. The lighting industry established goals to be reached in the foreseeable future, calling their plans “Vision 2020” as a roadmap for the evolution of lighting.   The US Department of Energy entered the scene with little clue (along with the rest of us) of what would become of lighting in the next 20 years.  Energy codes including ASHRAE/IES 90.1-1999 and California Title 24-2001 were trying to set the pace, but most of the industry did not know what a driver was and could not imagine a future without “super T-8” fluorescent lamps. 

But a sharp turn was approaching.  By 2012, the emergence of two complimentary technologies dramatically altered the entire lighting industry and quickly changed the slope of the energy curve for lighting. White light LED’s and control electronics replaced historic technologies in less than seven years.  Now, in 2020, lighting is no longer a major energy user in new and retrofitted buildings. This exceeds the wildest predictions and dramatically alters the emphasis of the lighting industry.

Well, here we are in 2020 and bluntly, the energy era for lighting is completely over.  Our work is done.  So, what’s next? This keynote offers a visionary roadmap for continued growth in the lighting industry in ways not imaginable 20 years ago.  Some are obvious, others will be a surprise. Come and hear.


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.