Five Principles for Responsible Outdoor Lighting
Transformational technologies can dramatically shift industries seemingly overnight. LED luminaires, driven primarily by econmoic value, had such an impact on the lighting industry. Still, short of significant economic benefit, change for the lighting industry and its stakeholders seems to move slowly.
Aligning and agreeing on important principles across the industry is also made difficult by multiple sales channels and diverse industry participants, including “purchasers of light”. Purchasers of light are typically non-lighting professionals, frequently relying on others for guidance and are often price conscience, disproportionally valuing low cost over highest value.
In this course we consider the IES and IDA’s jointly adopted resolutions regarding the Five Principles for Responsible Outdoor Lighting. What are they and how can we, as lighting influencers, help educate the industry and apply these principles for better outcomes in our outdoor environments, while implementing highest valued solutions for our customers.
Douane Henderson, LC (Lighting Certified) currently leads Cree Lighting’s Training & Education efforts. In his role as a lighting educator, he has interacted with thousands of lighting stakeholders, sharing his knowledge accumulated from more than 30 years in the lighting industry, while gaining valuable customer insight.
He began his lighting career with Ruud Lighting in Racine, Wisconsin. During his time with Ruud, he held a variety of positions and engaged with a broad range of lighting stakeholders. Douane was also part of the BetaLED team that introduced the industry’s first complete line of exterior LED lighting fixtures in 2007, followed by the industry’s first highly adopted LED streetlight, LEDway, in 2008.
In addition, Duane has presented at the Street and Area Lighting Conference, a national lighting conference, in each of the past two years.