|[June 17, 2014]
Lighting Science Announces Formation of Blue Ribbon Scientific Advisory Board
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. & NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
The Board of Directors of Lighting Science® has approved the formation
of a Scientific Advisory Board. It will advise the Company's management,
R&D personnel, and Board of Directors on the impact of LED technology on
biology, health and well-being, as well as evaluate novel commercial
applications of advancements in lighting technologies for use around the
globe. The Scientific Advisory Board is chaired by the company's Founder
and Chief Technology Officer, Fred Maxik, and its members include Dr.
Smith Johnston, Dr. Alan Greene, Duncan Jackson, Commander David Bacon
and Dr. Raymond Wheeler, renowned experts in their respective fields.
The primary goal of the Scientific Advisory Board is to advise on the
creation of innovative LED based solutions building upon the latest
understanding of human, animal and plant biology. Additionally, it will
provide expert insight into the application of current and emerging
innovative technologies to scientific and industry needs. This will
provide Lighting Science with a competitive edge as it continues to be
an innovator in the growing global market for infrastructure lighting by
commercializing top-performing, energy-efficient and sustainable
products. Lighting Science's embedded LED streetlamps have begun to
address this particular issue, and the panel will help to advise the
company on how to expand these kinds of offerings.
"As the leading maker of advanced LED lighting, we felt that it was
critically important to have the best minds in their respective fields
regularly meet with Lighting Science's research and development team to
enhance our position in the growing field of light as a biological
resource," said Craig Cogut, Chairman of the Board and President of
Pegasus, investor in Lighting Science.
"At Lighting Science, we appreciate the Board of Directors' support in
assembling an unparalleled group of experts with insight into how light
will continue to change our lives as we move from an analog-based
technology, dating back more than 100 years, to the digital age where
the spectrum of light can enhance quality of life," said Mr. Maxik. "The
Scientific Advisory Board is engaged in exciting discussions on the
means by which light can transform and enhance the various industries
and sectors represented by each member, which impacts virtually every
human on the planet."
Dr. Smith Johnston, MD is a medical officer and expert in Aerospace
Preventative Medicine based at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in
Houston, where he s the Medical Director of the Aerospace and
Occupational Medicine Clinics and the Lead Physician of the Wellness and
Human Performance Program. Dr. Johnston works with a team of researchers
and operations personnel at the JSC Mission Control Center involved in
the outfitting of the International Space Station with a new lighting
system that is biologically-sensitive.
Dr. Alan Greene, MD is a leading authority and spokesperson on child
health and wellness and a leading voice in health innovation as well as
a renowned pediatrician and author. Dr. Greene has been recognized by
the Consumer's Research Council as "One of America's Top Pediatricians"
for the last eight years, by Advance for Health Information Executives
as one of the "Top 15 Most Influential Forces in Healthcare IT," by
Healthy Child Healthy World with the 2011 Prevention Award, and was
named "The Children's Health Hero of the Internet" by Intel (News - Alert).
Duncan Jackson is a partner of Billings Jackson Design, which he founded
with Eoin Billings in 1992. The firm specializes in industrial design
for the built environment, including the detailed development of complex
urban infrastructure projects and product designs for international
manufacturers. Mr. Jackson uses his strategic skills and broad
construction industry experience to bring design and manufacture closer
together in the development of products and systems for the built
Dr. David Bacon is a U.S. Naval Officer with 15 years of active duty and
more than 17 years of infectious disease research to his credit. His
research area of interest has focused on pathogenic mechanisms of
disease, malaria vaccine development and field studies in the Amazon
basin region of South America investigating in vivo drug efficacy
and surveillance for drug resistance in malaria and has participated in
workshops funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was part of
the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN).
Dr. Raymond Wheeler is a plant physiologist who has worked in controlled
environment research with plants for over 30 years. This includes
studies at Utah State University, the University of Wisconsin's Biotron
facility, with Bionetics Corporation at Hangar L on the Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station, and currently at the Kennedy Space Center. Dr.
Wheeler's research has focused largely on the production of food crops
in controlled environments, the use of hydroponic techniques, plant
responses to elevated CO2, and plant responses to lighting, including
light intensity, photoperiod and spectral quality. He is the author or
co-author of more than 220 scientific papers and book chapters and holds
or has held adjunct faculty appointments at FIT, University of Central
Florida, University of Florida, Cornell University, University of
Arizona, and Utah State University.
About Lighting Science
Lighting Science (OTCQB:LSCG) is a global leader in lighting
solutions that are environmentally-friendlier and more energy-efficient
than traditional lighting products. Lighting Science is committed to
UNLEASH THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT TO MAKE PEOPLE AND OUR PLANET LOOK, FEEL
AND HEAL BETTER with award-winning, innovative LED lamps and lighting
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