The Lighting Quotient’s Paul Ford To Speak at 2014 LED Show in Los Angeles


NEW HAVEN, CONN. AND LOS ANGELES, CA (SEPTEMBER 9, 2014) – The Lighting Quotient®, a leading U.S. manufacturer of energy efficient lighting fixtures, is proud to announce that Paul Ford, Vice President, Design Engineering, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 LED Show, which is being held September 16 – 18, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles, CA.
Mr. Ford’s presentation, “LEDs and Quality of Light … No Need for Compromises” will investigate LED luminaire performance and take a closer look at architectural LED lighting applications (good and bad) to see where things went wrong and how we can make them right. 
As part of his presentation, Ford will analyze performance of several LED luminaires used for wall washing, cove lights and the open office.  What you will discover is that the metrics we have been using to characterize “quality” only tell half the story.  While luminaire efficacy, color temperature, color rendering, R9 and Duv are essential in describing the luminaire, they do little to provide insight as to how it will perform in the application.
As energy codes like ASHRAE 90.1, IECC and California Title 24 continue to decrease the allowable watts per square foot in a space, luminaire manufacturers have responded by producing luminaires with ever increasing efficacy but typically at the expense of photometric control.  Ford will show we don’t need to sacrifice one for the other – we don’t need to compromise.
“Because of the many changes that have occurred in the industry, it is more important than ever to evaluate the photometric performance of the luminaire in its application” said Ford.  “It is not just about more light – it is about better lighting.”

LED technology has become an important topic in the industry, and the LED Show Conference & Expo has become the venue where companies and leaders go to learn about the latest innovative technologies in the industry.
For more information on the show, or to register for Paul Ford’s presentation, please visit
About The Lighting Quotient®
The Lighting Quotient® is a leading US manufacturer of energy efficient lighting fixtures that deliver high performance and enhance the visual quality of indoor and outdoor architectural spaces.  The company was founded as a lighting design practice in 1963 by architectural lighting innovator Sy Shemitz, and began manufacturing elliptipar® products in 1973.   For more information, visit

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