Sep 16, 2020

Retail Lighting Committee


Committee Purpose, Scope And Documents


This Technical Committee researches and develops best practices for lighting retail spaces.


Included subject matter: The scope includes lighting techniques for retail spaces and highlighting merchandise to support brand image and balance energy efficiency. It covers many types of retail spaces including specialty, mass merchant, department, warehouse type stores, retail centers, and outdoor lighting for retail. Excluded subject matter: This committee does not cover the illumination of related public areas outside the retail project limitations.


Committee Leadership

– James Highgate

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Experienced in business, product and software development, managing sales teams, marketing, operations, personnel, specifiers, energy analysis, lighting controls, AGI32 – Visual, high-end residential – commercial projects, energy efficient lighting, (IoT) – Internet of Things, All lighting products, Horticulture, HCL, and distribution within the Lighting industry. Exceptional communication skills at regional / corporate / International levels for both start-up and established retail, commercial and lighting manufacturers. Strong leader with proven ability to teach by example, while interacting with all levels of management. Public speaking and training are also noted as a core skill set. Entrepreneurial achiever with extensive skills and experience selling both Nationally and regionally. Deep knowledge and expertise in lighting, IoT and solid-state technology. LC – Lighting Certified (NCQLP) Created “”The LED Show”” – an Internationally recognized Tradeshow and Conference. Sold to PennWell Publishing in 2011. Ongoing Consultant to PennWell with Conference creation and public speaking. Accredited Production Designer with Television and Motion pictures experience. Created lighting effects and sets for movies | “”Con Air””, “”Casino””, “”Rush Hour 2″”, “”3000 miles to Graceland””, and many more. – Award winning Lighting Designer for interior and exterior Lighting Designs. Illumination Design Awards. (IIDA) program, now renamed the IES Illumination Awards. Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Exterior edge Lighting Effects. District 5 Chairman for IESNA – Past President IES – Las Vegas | Consultant to Lighting Facts

Members (Voting)

  • Jonathan T. Weaver
  • Nikhil Kochar
  • Sally J. Lee
  • Bernard V. Bauer
  • Nicolaas Bleeker
  • Matthew Hartley
  • Amy L. Laughead-Riese
  • Dennis J. Chow
  • Thomas A. Burns
  • Charlie Pitcock
  • Charles Selander

Advisory Members (Non-Voting)

  • Susan M. Larson
  • William H. Siegel
  • Donald J. King
  • Carina M. Betts
  • Alicia N. Phillips, LC
  • Daniel Miller
  • Shawna M. Spaziani
  • Piotr Mikus
  • Gregorio Feldman
  • Mike Lehman
  • Nicola Bortolaso

Advisory Panel Liaisons

Board Liaisons

Staff Liaisons

  • Patricia A. McGillicuddy
  • Dan Ozminkowski