Jonathan (Jed) Dorsheimer Joins Lamina Advisory BoardLamina Press Release
FlashlightNews.org - 5/21/2007
Leading LED Industry Analyst Cites Significant Technology Advantage and Growth Potential
Lamina's TitanTurbo LED Light Engine
WESTAMPTON, N.J. - Lamina, developer of the only 2000+ lumen commercially available LED light source, today announced the addition of Jonathan (Jed) Dorsheimer to its Industry Advisory Board (IAB). Dorsheimer is a senior analyst at Canaccord Adams focused on providing company and market research in the fields of next generation display and lighting solutions.
"We are pleased to have Jed on our Industry Advisory Board of leading industry experts, and look forward to his continuing support of Lamina's corporate and marketing strategy," said Frank M. Shinneman, president and CEO of Lamina. "His industry expertise will be invaluable to our management team as we enter our next phase of growth and success, and we are confident that his participation will help us strengthen our current technology and industry leadership position."
"Energy is on everyone's minds, whether it's Global Warming or pinching pennies at the pump. With 20-30% of purchased electricity consumed by lighting -- most of which is considered highly inefficient -- I believe next generation solutions such as solid state technologies, represent the next wave of growth in the race to solve the global energy crisis," said Dorsheimer. "However, technical challenges remain in the area of electrical, optical and thermal efficiencies. Lamina's unique thermal solutions present a compelling opportunity for system integrators and OEMs to bring competitive products to market. I look forward to leveraging my Industry knowledge and relationships in order to help Lamina achieve its goals in the next phase of its growth cycle."
Earlier this month, Lamina introduced two new product lines. The first is a series of light engines with outputs as bright as many traditional bulbs used in home, office, retail, commercial and exterior applications. The TitanTurbo™ series represents the state-of-the-art in high-output LED light engines. It is immediately available to lighting application designers in 2 models that deliver more than 2,000 lumens in daylight white and more than 1,000 lumens in warm white light. The second line is comprised of LED-based replacement lamps designed as a direct, ready-to-plug-in retrofit for 20-watt MR-16 halogen and comparable compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The first of its kind, the Lamina SôL™ MR16 LED line integrates a high power light source, optical lens and thermal heat sink shell in a traditional MR-16 halogen form-factor. This innovative design, which fits most existing fixtures, produces as much light as the 20-watt halogen bulb it replaces, but consumes less than 8 watts of electricity. As are all Lamina LED light engines, the SôL™ MR16 LED is fully compliant with the EU's RoHS Directive restricting mercury, lead, cadmium and other hazardous substances.
Lamina defines the state of lighting technology with the development and manufacture of high power LED light engines. Lamina's proprietary packaging technology provides unsurpassed thermal management and interconnectivity enabling the delivery of highly reliable and functional LED lighting solutions for myriad lighting applications.
Lamina continues to lead the transition from traditional lighting such as incandescent, halogen and mercury vapor fluorescent to solid-state solutions for general lighting with products like the new Lamina SôL™ MR16 LED replacement lamp. Designed as a direct, ready-to-plug-in retrofit for 20-watt MR-16 halogen and comparable compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), this energy efficient and environmentally responsible design fits most existing fixtures, consumes less than 8 watts of electricity, and contains no mercury.
Lamina's investors include Morgenthaler Partners, Granite Global Ventures, Mellon Family Investments, Easton Capital Investment Group, Sarnoff Corporation, RedShift Ventures and CID Equity Capital. For more information, visit www.laminaceramics.com.