2010 ALA Annual Conference

Conference Seminars

LED and Other Lighting Technologies – What’s Now? What’s Next?

Moderator: Terry K. McGowan, FIES
American Lighting Association

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Lighting technology is evolving faster than ever, and staying on top of the changes is essential.

Covered in this panel discussion:

  • The latest developments in solid state lighting sources such as LEDs
  • What specific lamp types will be available for residential use over the next few years, including pricing trends
  • How to get quality LED products as a manufacturer, as a retailer and as a designer

About Terry K. McGowan, FIES

Terry McGowan, ALA director of engineering and technology, currently serves as technical committee chair
for the International Dark Sky Association (IDS), is a member
of the International Commission of Illumination and owns a lighting consulting business in addition to his ALA duties.




About "Green" Lighting

Joseph Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES
University of Kentucky

There is no topic being discussed more these days than everything that is “green,” and lighting is no exception.

Covered in this seminar:

  • The latest developments and technologies in “green” lighting products
  • What, other than energy-efficiency, makes a lighting product “green”
  • The standards and requirements of several “green” builder programs

About Joseph Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES

Joe Rey-Barreau, ALA consulting director of education, is an architect, lighting designer and award-winning, tenured professor at the University of Kentucky in the School of Interior Design.

He is the creator of the Residential Lighting Sales Success System, a series of seminars on DVD teaching sales techniques to lighting sales professionals.

Performance Testing of SSL Products: Comparing & Contrasting Energy Efficiency Program Requirements

Todd Straka 

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Energy-efficiency programs have varying requirements for performance testing of solid state lighting (SSL) products.

Covered in this seminar:

  • The SSL performance testing requirements for ENERGY STAR, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and utility sponsored programs
  • The additional performance testing requirements to satisfy the European ERP Directive for Domestic Lighting and Street & Office Lighting

About Todd Stratka

Todd Stratka, Intertek’s director of lighting business, has been involved with both performance testing and safety certification for various types of lighting products and has worked with industry and government organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Transport Canada.

Political Update: What to Expect from the U.S. 2010 Elections

David F. Damore, Ph.D.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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The U.S. political landscape has wide-reaching effects on the lighting industry throughout North America.

Covered in this presentation:

  • The likely winners and losers of the 2010 midterm elections
  • The chances of potential partisan shifts in control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and what this may mean for the Obama agenda 
About David F. Damore, Ph.D.

David Damore is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UNLV who regularly comments on governmental and political issues for local, national and international media outlets.