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52 LED Lights Will be Designed in 52 weeks

Kevin Willmorth, founder of Lumenique, started an interesting project. He will design 52 new SSL products in 52 weeks for 2010.

Kevin writes in his blog:
I will be developing a few wall and pendant products as the inspiration leads me. Of course in the course of one week, engineering documentation will be only what I need to execute the prototype, using Rhino CAD to lay out 3D models before making chips, and there will be no UL listing. However, every design will be completed by me including design, engineering, machining, fab, and finishing - which is a lot of fun.

The first weeks design is already complete and posted with details here.


24"L x 20"H x 6"W. Utilizes Lynk Labs 12VAC Tesla LEDs on 12" 12W SnapBrite strip with SnapDriver power supply. The reflector/heat sink extrusion was also provided by Lynk Labs. Custom on-off switch. Black wrinkle body, tumbled aluminum with clear coat, and matte white finishes. All finishes are powder coat.

All of the designs will be made available for sale to fund future work on the project through the Lumenique Product Center for anyone interested.

Nice New Year Resolution, Kevin. Good luck!

Meet us at LEDs 2009

I'll be attending LEDs 2009 event this week. If you want to schedule a meeting please email me at yaroslav@ledsreview.com.

LEDs 2009 Exhibit Hours:

Tue, Oct 20 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wed, Oct 21 - 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thu, Oct 22 - 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

LEDs 2008

San Diego Skyline

IIDEX/Neocon & Light Canada 2009 Seminars Preview

[F20] Taking It to the Streets: Using LEDs for Outdoor Lighting Applications (IES)
Friday, September 25, 2009, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
CEU 0.1

This session will cover the basics of LED lighting technology and standards for photometric testing and life ratings, provide guidelines for effective evaluation and specification of LED luminaires, and review case studies in Canada and the U.S. focusing on commercial exterior lighting.

Speaker: Shirley Coyle, LC, is president of Ruud Lighting Canada/BetaLED, a manufacturer of commercial luminaires for exterior and interior applications, including an extensive offering of LED luminaires. She has worked for several international lighting companies in her 26 years in the industry. Shirley is active in IES as a past president of the Toronto Section, chair of IES District 1, and a member of the IESNA Street and Area Lighting Committee.

[F33] Rethinking Lighting - The LED Promise (IES)
Friday, September 25, 2009, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
CEU 0.1

LED lighting systems have advanced at remarkable rates. For the lighting designer, it is critical that the performance attributes of LED systems be well understood and this presentation pulls all the pieces together.

Speaker: Martyn Timmings, LC, is vice-president of market development for Canlyte. He focuses on Lightolier Lighting Controls and Color Kinetics LED in Canada, and has been involved for more than 20 years in lighting education and demonstration programs. He is a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society and a recent recipient of its Distinguished Service Award.


Voices for SSL Efficiency 2009

The DOE hosted a workshop Voices for SSL Efficiency 2009 in Chicago on July 13-15. Unfortunately for me it overlapped with SemiconWest 2009 which I attended in San Francisco.

In this post I will try to gather feedback from people who attended this event.

Ted Konnerth, Ergret Consulting
Several issues struck me as noteworthy:

Energy Planning. A representative of the State of California (the 8th largest economy in the world) gave an interesting talk about the impacts of clean technology and energy conservation. California enacted strict energy conservation legislation following the original 'gas shortages' in 1974. Since 1974, California's consumption of electricity has remained virtually flat; for 35 years! The US consumption has increased over 50% in that same timeframe.

- Energy requirements. The projected generation capacity required for the US over the next 10 years is an additional 135,000MW, solely to keep up with demand. Currently there are projected capacity additions that are in approval process to add 77,000MW, leaving a shortfall of 58,000MW to meet demand. 58,000MW is the equivalent of 110 power plants (typically coal or gas). The US would need 1 new plant every month for 10 years to meet that demand.