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MAY

02

2013

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Lights go on for TOGGLED

, President of TOGGLED

Recently, X-OLOGY profiled TOGGLED and the advantages of switching to LED lighting as a replacement for fluorescent tubes.

Michigan company ramps up production of money-saving, green LED lighting” shares the strengths of switching to LED lighting sources for businesses, the environment and for maintenance workers. Cost savings is one of several reasons why the market is gravitating toward LEDs, but because LED lights also are the green manufacturing choice, TOGGLED is gaining momentum in Michigan.

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MAY

26

2011

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LED Lighting

, President of TOGGLED

The LED (light emitting diode) lighting industry, more properly known as the solid-state lighting industry, is at once the subject of intense excitement and impatience. The excitement is valid – provided that it is given just a small dose of patience.

As president of Altair’s ilumisys solid-state lighting subsidiary www.ilumisys.com as well as the Michigan Solid-State Lighting Association I am often asked to speak on the future of the industry. Invariably I end up talking about how the US Department of Energy forecasts for LED efficiency are better that ever, and how the industry has continuously beaten the expected price and performance curves, and yet there seems to be a lot of grumbling that LED lighting somehow hasn’t lived up to expectations. If the expectation was a miracle, then no…but if the expectation was the forecasts for performance made in 2006, then the industry has beaten the socks off their tasks.

The first thing I always do in my talks is knock down some myths. Here are the facts as I see them:
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MAY

01

2011

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Why Engineers Wear Khaki Pants

, President of TOGGLED

I own a lot of khaki pants.  The reasons for this are very sound, mostly having to do with the fact that is almost impossible to get in serious fashion trouble while wearing them.  You can add a nice top and you instantly become rather nattily dressed while wearing the same pants that will get you through a factory, in and out of multiple vehicles, and underneath a piece of laboratory equipment that needs sorting out.  The only time I have ever been scolded for wearing khaki pants and a blue shirt is when four of us showed up at a meeting all dressed the same way.   Khaki pants are eminently practical, efficient, functional, and reusable – just like engineers.  For some reason, though, there seems to be a paucity of engineers on the fashion runways.

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