LIGHTING SCIENCE® APPOINTS AWARD-WINNING PRODUCT INVENTOR JONATHAN PALÉ AS NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING
PALÉ SET TO BRING DECADE OF USER-FOCUSED TECH INNOVATION TO LED POWERHOUSE
West Warwick, RI (December 5, 2016) – Lighting Science®, a global leader in next-generation LED lighting solutions, today announced the appointment of veteran product designer and inventor Jonathan Palé as vice president of engineering. Palé comes to Lighting Science from Hasbro, Inc., where he oversaw the development of the company’s most technically-advanced consumer products, including Furby. Palé is the latest in a series of strategic new hires at Lighting Science as the company re-emerges as a truly innovative leader in the LED marketplace.
“Jon’s extensive experience in high-volume product engineering, contract manufacturing and offshore product sourcing will greatly accelerate our ability to bring life-changing LED products to market,” said Lighting Science Chief Executive Officer Ed Bednarcik. “The right light at the right time has been scientifically-proven to provide benefits ranging from more restorative sleep to increased focus and productivity. Light’s dramatic effect on human health and well-being makes it a critical component of both healthier homes and workplace wellness initiatives.”
At Hasbro, Palé led the development of several hundred unique product initiatives, contributing over $1.3 billion to Hasbro’s top-line revenue year-over-year. His experience in state-of-the-art user experience technology—from virtual reality to wearable computing and embedded systems design—is expected to become a powerful asset to Lighting Science as the company continues to refine ground-breaking products, such as its award-winning circadian lamp, the Genesis DynaSpectrum™, for broader application.
According to Bednarcik, Palé will play an integral role in evolving the company’s HealthE™ LED product line as part of the company strives to bring healthier lighting to homes and workplaces across the world.
“What excites me about Lighting Science is how the primary technology focus is centered around the biological benefits of lighting,” said Jon Palé, vice president of engineering. “This is an industry with enormous untapped potential, and Lighting Science is developing highly innovative solutions with the power to improve people’s lives on a global scale. My goal is to partner with our incredibly talented team to educate the market and deliver our patented lighting portfolio to the masses.”
Lighting Science’s diverse and patented portfolio of health-centric LED lighting solutions and scientific breakthroughs continue to drive the conversation on light, health and sustainability worldwide. Earlier this year, the company launched the Genesis DynaSpectrum, the world’s first commercially-available luminaire focused on improving the user’s health and productivity. The Genesis emits a spectrum of light that mimics daylight and twilight to regulate the body’s natural circadian rhythm 24/7. The lamp dynamically changes, with or without user interaction, between Lighting Science’s biological LED spectrums, GoodDay™ – to enhance natural energy and focus – and GoodNight™ – to promote healthier and more restorative sleep. The Genesis DynaSpectrum was recently named a “Best of What’s New 2016” product in the Home category by Popular Science magazine.
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Lighting Science (OTCQB:LSCG) is a global leader in innovative LED lighting solutions that designs, manufactures and brings to market advanced, intelligent products for consumer and commercial applications. We are committed to using the science of light to improve the lives and health of people and our planet by inventing breakthrough, biologically-friendly LED lamps and lighting fixtures. Lighting Science is headquartered in West Warwick, RI, with research and development facilities in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and offices in Shenzhen, China. Find out more about us and our products at www.lsgc.com and join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the Lighting Science Blog.