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How LED Technology Can Change Your Business

Session Type: Pre-Convention Workshops
Track Number: PW-5
Location: WSCTC
Room: 611
Speaker: Tom Hamilton, Product Marketing Manager, Philips Color Kinetics

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LEDs will save Americans $280 billion in energy costs over the next 20 years. But what is an LED system? What are its benefits and limitations? And how can they be incorporated into your jobs today? Join Philips Color Kinetics, a pioneer of intelligent LED illumination technologies, to learn more about this pervasive technology and how it will change the electrical contractor community’s perception of lighting.

At this workshop, participants will learn:

- What is an LED lighting system and how to incorporate within their projects

- General misconceptions about LED lighting

- Energy savings benefits and how it relates to EnergyStar, rebate programs and others

- The questions to ask when purchasing an LED system

Attendees will also participate in a hands-on demonstration where they will have the opportunity to install LED fixtures, incorporate control solutions and calculate the total cost of ownership of LED lighting as compared to traditional lighting sources.

Speaker Bio:

Thomas Hamilton
Product Marketing Manager

Mr. Hamilton leads the product marketing strategy for interior accent lighting and general illumination fixtures. In this role he is responsible for product planning and management, from the early concept stage to bringing it to market and potentially to “end of life.” Prior to joining Philips, he was a Project Management Consultant for QD Vision, a product company that delivers new generation Organic LED (OLED) display and lighting solutions, there he organized the project to develop a next generation LED-based camouflage tile for aerial vehicles. Mr. Hamilton also served as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer for ColorLink, Inc., a manufacturer of optical systems for 3D cinema and video projection.

He is committed to philanthropic service and was Co-Founder of ColoradoFIRST, a non-profit corporation for promoting science and engineering activities in Colorado-area high schools. He has served multiple terms in executive committee roles with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Mr. Hamilton received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received MBA and MS degrees in Information Systems from Boston University.

Please note that every state handles licensure and continuing education credits differently. To avoid confusion, NECA strongly recommends you check with your state authority whether they will grant these CEUs for management education programs held at NECA 2009 Seattle.

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