Stamford, Connecticut - April 1, 2010 - Solais Lighting, Inc., the leading manufacturer of specification-grade, high-output LED lamps, today announced that Steve Johnson, PhD has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
“Steve is known in the lighting industry as being one of the leading researchers of LED technology,” said James Leahy, President, Solais. “Steve has worked for and lead some of the most prestigious organizations and research initiatives – making us very fortunate to have him on board with Solais.”
Steve was the Group Leader for the Lighting Research Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in Berkeley, California from 1996 to 2006. The Lighting Research Group performs research into light sources and ballasts, lighting controls, light distribution systems and human factors. The research at LBNL is principally focused on technologies that will improve the efficiency of current practice for both residential and commercial applications of lighting. After joining LBNL, Steve shifted the emphasis in light source development at the laboratory from discharge lamps to solid state devices. He directed research in the area of both LEDs and OLEDs.
"Solais LED lamps are at the forefront of LED technology. I am excited to join the team and lead the continued innovation and evolution of our products and their industry-leading performance," said Johnson.
Prior to LBNL, Steve held senior level positions in the lighting industry, including: Chairman of the Board of Advanced Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (Suzhou, PRC), President of Mitor Industries (Mankato, MN) and Director of Fluorescent Product Management for Philips Lighting Company (Somerset, NJ).
Steve’s industry experience and unparalleled knowledge in lighting technologies better positions Solais as the premier manufacturer of advanced LED technology. He received his BS from Furman University, his Ph.D. from University of Tennessee, and held a post-Doctoral appointment at Yale University.
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