September 23, 2022
5 Things to Know: Week Ending September 24
College football players praise RGB stadium lights. New research on 3D printing for lighting.
Here's a roundup of some of the week's happenings curated to help lighting people stay informed.
1. Sports Illustrated: Why Oklahoma's LED Lights, Other New Traditions Are a 'Game Changer' for the Sooners
One OU football player said its newly upgraded home stadium was the "greatest atmosphere" he's ever been in, while another said the feeling for visiting players is "Oh snap, we're in it now."
2. New Research: 3D Printing for Lighting
The Lighting Research Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute continues its immersion into the topic of 3D printing for lighting research. The Lighting Research Center recently presented new research showing the ever-growing potential of 3D printing for lighting component and fixture manufacturing. In August, four papers were presented at the SPIE Optics+Photonics conference in San Diego regarding novel designs of 3D-printed lenses and optics for LED lighting systems.
3. Two recent news items give insights into the constantly changing supply chain landscape
4. The Possible Maui Outdoor Lighting Ban Dialogue Continues
Much like many laypeople suddenly became infections disease experts during the last couple of years, politicians and residents in Hawaii are channeling their inner-lighting-expert to debate biological effects of blue light and looming outdoor lighting bans.
5. Longtime OSRAM/LEDVANCE Senior Exec Announces January Departure
Erol Kirilmaz, LEDVANCE’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO), will leave LEDVANCE on January 1, 2023. He hands over the areas of global sales and marketing to Bart Mei, who is currently managing LEDVANCE's North American business.