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Smithers Apex Previews LEDs 2012 [Professional Services Close - Up]
[August 29, 2012]

Smithers Apex Previews LEDs 2012 [Professional Services Close - Up]

(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Toshiba, Marriott, IKEA, the U.S. Department of Energy and many others will look into the future of LED lighting at LEDs 2012 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa on October 10-12, in San Diego.

"Bringing a focus on practical applications and innovation for the next generation of products, LEDs 2012 will combine perspectives from lighting and electronics distribution channels with insights from lighting designers on exactly what their clients are looking for. Key leaders in retail, hospitality and municipal lighting will also share their real-life experiences," said Ciaran Little, Head of Events for Smithers Apex. "Our mission is to ensure that attendees at LEDs 2012 leave with the most up-to-date intelligence about future markets and the latest technology advances, as well as strategic connections with senior representatives from every link in the LED supply - and innovation - chain." Smithers Apex said that attendees at LEDs 2012 will hear from the end-users, designers and manufacturers moving the lighting industry forward including Acuity Brands; Bridgelux; City of Raleigh, North Carolina; Cooper Lighting; Cree, Inc.; Digital Lumens; GE Consumer & Industrial; IKEA of Sweden; Lighting Design Alliance; Lithonia Lighting; Lutron Electronics; Marriott International, Inc; Nichia America Corp.; Osram Sylvania; San Diego State University; TUV SUD; U.S. Department of Energy; Wiedenbach-Brown and Yokohama City University. The keynote presentation will be delivered by Ken Honeycutt, Senior Vice President and Chief Venture Executive, LED Lighting Systems Division, Toshiba International Corp.

According to a release, the LEDs agenda will also feature Arup Lighting; Avnet; Bailey Nurseries Inc; Bardsley Consulting; Carclo Plastics; ElectroniCast Consultants; Gensler; Groom Energy; Illumination Machines; LED Engin; Luminus; Lux Research; Marvell Technology Group; National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST); Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Redwood Systems; RTI International; Seoul Semiconductor, Inc and Styron Technology.

On Monday, October 10, attendees will have the option to expand their knowledge through a one-day summit or half-day workshops. The full-day Ecosystems for Solid State Lighting: Designing the Lighting Industry of the Future will explore the future of solid state lighting and how it can better integrate with infrastructures including the smart grid, wireless power, intelligent controls and smart buildings. Half-day workshops on Rare Earth's Impact on LED Market and Advancing LEDs Retrofit Technology led by Keith Delaney, Rare Earth Supply Chain Specialist and formerly Executive Director, REITA and Kurt Vogel, Director of Product Development, RELIGHT, Lithonia Lighting respectively will also be on offer.

"The LEDs conferences are always a great way to network with others in the industry at all levels," said Chris Bohler PhD, Director of Innovation, Cooper Lighting and a speaker at this year's event. "Especially in this time of increased fiscal awareness and responsibility, this is a great way to be productive, while keeping one's fingers on the pulse of the rapidly growing LED lighting industry." Early bird pricing for LEDs 2012 will expire on Friday, September 7, the Company noted.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. The exhibition hall at LEDs 2012 is free of charge and open to the public. Exhibitors will present the latest in technology and LED applications and will represent the key players in the industry.

Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira, is a global business that provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high growth industries, including home and personal care; lighting, imaging and displays; plastic electronics and alternative energy.

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