February Section Meeting 2019

February Section Meeting


LiFi Technology and the EdisonReport

LiFi is the paradigm-shifting wireless technology which allows communication between devices using light to transit data. We are honored to welcome Randy Reid whose company, LumEfficient, received a 2018 Lightfair Innovation Award for LiFi technology. Randy will also discuss the EdisonReport, which he has published since 1998.


Randy Reid has helped shape the lighting market over the past three decades. Reid began his career in 1983 with GE Lighting where he worked in various capacities, including the National Sales Manager for Crescent Electric, one of GE’s largest Electrical Distributors. In 2002, he founded the US Division of Metrolight, an Israeli-based startup. In 2009, Reid joined LUXIM, at the time a Silicon Valley startup, in the
position of Vice President, Marketing. LUXIM was sold in 2014 to LUMA Group, and Reid currently serves as the VP of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Reid launched a new company, LumEfficient to quickly increase the market penetration of LUMA’s LED products.

Further, Mr. Reid was a member of the LIGHTFAIR Management Committee, 2001-2003 and served on the LIGHTFAIR Advisory Committee in 2006. Mr. Reid was chairman for the IES Annual Conference in 2010 and received the President’s Award in 2011. Reid recently served as the IES Section President for Nashville and is a member of the Designers Lighting Forum in New York City. In May of 2018, Reid’s company, LumEfficient, was one of four companies to receive a LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award. This award was given for LiFi technology, which Reid demonstrated during the show.

Since 1998, Mr. Reid has published the EdisonReport, a site for news and information in the lighting industry. EdisonReport’s tag line is “The Business of Lighting,” and his company ‘breaks’ several of the important news stories in the lighting industry. EdisonReport sponsors many lighting events including Light + Building in Frankfurt, LEDucation and IES Lumen Awards in New York, as well as Boston Lights.

Brunch for Dinner Buffet:

Baked Egg, Vegetable and Cheese Casserole
Maple & Honey Baked French Toast
Smoked Baby Red Potatoes
Maple Creek Farms Bacon
Seasonal Fruit Bowl

Cash Bar


$25/member (online payment)
$35/non-member (online payment)
$15/student (online payment)

If you select to pay at event there is a cost increase of $5 per person.

Social Hour starts at 5:30 pm, informal style with dinner at 6:00 pm and the program beginning shortly thereafter.



Joy Pilz

Klaus Pilz

Holly Fitzsimmons

Gene Scholler

Yazi Fletcher

Craig Mertes


todd Davies

Andrew Colegrove

Phil Warren

william jones

Marty Peck

nick ekstowicz

Dave Huber

Ivi Reinbold

Daniel Walsh LC

Jasmin Gibbs

Don Brandt

Dave Mantey

Michelle Gross

Michelle Klein

Jamie Napolitano

Christine Brotz

Earl Homan

Erv Stern

Thomas Martin

Laurel Sangerman

Liesel Whitney-Schulte

Veronica Reichert

Shanna Olson

Colleen Kroll

Michael Lynch

Kristen Briggs

Andy Manning

Catherine Hall

Christopher Klein

Kailey Lietzke

David Drumel

Tersa Jackson

Dan Filips