Upcoming Events Calendar
Dr. Karlicek will present “SSL and IoT: Growing Pains and Future Outcomes” on March 1 at the 2017 Strategies in Light Conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA from February 28 – March 2, 2017. His presentation will discuss the current market turmoil driven by the confluence of two disruptive technologies, LED lighting and ubiquitous sensing and control (Internet of Things) is opening new market opportunities for augmented lighting systems. While much of what might be called Smart Lighting today is neither very good lighting or nor a very smart solution, there are indications of new areas and markets where the integration of advanced lighting capabilities uniquely enabled by LED (and perhaps laser) technology and embedded non-lighting systems (sensors and communications) will provide real value. Most of these new areas will seek to integrate responsive illumination and environmental awareness to simultaneously maximize energy savings, lighting quality, and data generation for other intelligent systems. Early applications will most likely be in the healthcare/eldercare fields, where value will be derived from quality of care improvements in order to compensate for the initial higher lighting system costs. Retail/commercial applications (mostly involving indoor GPS related services and low bitrate data communications) and digitized light sensing is also emerging as an early market driver. This talk will describe a taxonomy for describing advanced lighting systems, challenges and opportunities that remain for adoption, and other advanced SSL system developments coming down the road that will likely keep these disruptive technologies on the tip of its toes for the next several decades.
Join LESA Researchers at their Poster (#3216), “Privacy-Preserving Indoor Localization via Light Transport Analysis” by Jinyuan Zhao, Prakash Ishwar and Janusz Konrad on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 8:30am until 10:30am in Churchill, Poster Area B. Their poster topic is Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing: Sensor Array Processing.
Sensing and Signaling Networks in Plants. What’s Light Got to Do with it?
Recent advances in solid state lighting technology are enabling the development of ‘designer’ crops. The use of light by plants is rapid and complex. Light is the primary energy source required for crop growth and development but it also contains signals that shape the plant down to sub-cellular levels. Two sensing and signaling networks exist in plants however their regulation is crop specific. The assessment of lighting and spectral distributions on photosynthesis, growth and phytochemical value will be presented.