Jim is a Senior Principal Engineer at Philips Lighting. Since 2010, his work at Philips Lighting has included SSL standardization activities and support for the launching of SSL products in the U.S. From 2000 to 2004, he worked in Philips Research on fundamental technology for LED modules, including RGB color mixing, feedback systems for color control, and optics. From 2004 to 2010, he worked for Philips Lighting/Advance Transformer Company in Chicago on SSL product development. Jim has been a member of the IES for two years and has contributed to standards for remote phosphors, color maintenance (TM-31), and Parametric Variations in LED Packages, Arrays & Modules (TPC S0417 [not yet published]). He has also worked on NEMA standards for SSL products and currently serves as the chair of NEMA’s Technical Committee on flicker and stroboscopic effect. Jim has been involved with Energy Star, Design Lights Consortium, CEC, CEE, and others in standards and specifications for LED products. Jim received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1986 and has additional experience in research on blue and green lasers.