2013-09-05 19:29:29 - Kopp’s Expert Perspective series explores emerging industry trends. In this installment, Kopp’s Manager of Research and Engineering, Adam Willsey, describes the collaborative innovation process and explains how Kopp’s engineering capabilities have been leveraged to overcome technology challenges and successfully bring groundbreaking, energy efficient new lighting products to market.
As the adoption of energy efficient lighting continues to accelerate, companies are faced with an increased rate of product obsolescence. Emerging lighting technologies, specifically Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and plasma light sources, have disrupted longstanding industry specifications, bringing with them a whole new set of challenges that lighting engineers and designers must overcome to realize efficiency gains. Through collaborative innovation, lighting manufacturers are able to keep pace by utilizing custom engineered glass solutions that enable them to rapidly adapt existing product lines as well as pioneer new lighting products that are optimized for the latest technologies.
In this Expert Perspective Installment, Kopp’s Manager of Research and Engineering discusses several key design challenges associated with new lighting technologies and explains how
the capability to manipulate glass properties on an atomic level - specifically transmission, color temperature and chromaticity - results in truly differentiated products that can command higher margins and achieve a sustained competitive advantage.
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