Jennifer Veitch, National Research Council of Canada: I think human factors really can be the key to good lighting solutions in the future.
John Hanifin, Thomas Jefferson University: Light has the capacity for enabling vision, as well as affecting numerous physiological responses.
Yoshi Ohno, NIST: General users don't need this kind of thing, but this is for researchers. And if you make them, I know you don't get any profit, but I really hope some of your companies can cooperate in our research, and then make something like that.
Steve Paolini, Telelumen: Look at this human factors research that more directly connects the work we're doing to atmospheric lighting conditions. So perhaps, for example, blue sky is related to the action spectra for melanopsin. It wouldn't be surprising, but I don't know of any evidence that actually shows that's the case.
Jennifer Veitch, National Research Council of Canada: There was a paper published in May, I think, by a team at Manchester who actually took measured spectra of the sky in daylight conditions in Manchester, and then recreated that in a lab to look at how the changing spectral content influence circadian regulation.
Gary Trott, Cree: If you hear IP convergence talked about in the IT world, you used to have all these different silos, whether it was the phone network, or the wireless APs, or security, but they're all converging onto the IP network.
Mark Taylor, Corning: Using very conventional glass forming, but doing some modification to create a light-extraction structure.
Evan Petridis, Enlighted, Inc.: The internet of things is a networked computer. The computer is on the edges of the network. These tiny little things that have some sensing capability-- each one has to have all the basic capabilities of a computer in miniature-- processing, memory, network connection, and sensing.
Himamshu Prasad, General Electric: The next generation, which is really where GE is investing a tremendous amount of resources, is how do you make them intelligent, so that you can solve wider problems using the lighting infrastructure as a base?
Peter Duine, Philips Lighting: You see a lot of boxes that are there, where there is AC input in the fixture, and there's a relay, And there's data communication from that box into a sensor on the right-hand side, and that then it goes into the network and into the cloud. And then we have the LED driver in blue. When we looked at that, we thought maybe these boxes are difficult to design in. They don't make cost-effective solutions. They don't create reliable solutions. So we figured a plan to integrate some of these components and some of these functionalities into a driver, and make a very simple, plain vanilla interface.