LumaStream CEO To Speak At 2013 Florida Energy Summit
Eric Higgs To Discuss Onshoring And Training A Tech Workforce To Build Energy Efficient LED Lighting Systems
ORLANDO, FL (October 10, 2013) – LumaStream, the intelligent, low voltage, LED lighting solutions manufacturer, is pleased to announced its CEO and founder Eric Higgs will be a featured panelist at the 2013 Florida Energy Summit hosted in Orlando, Florida October 14-15, 2013 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Organized by Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, the 2013 Florida Energy Summit gathers policy makers and private sector business leaders to focus on the economic impact of increased energy production and improved energy efficiency, as well as the changing dynamic of energy management.
On Monday October 14 at 1:30pm, Eric Higgs will present LumaStream’s role in creating technology jobs and clean energy LED manufacturing in Florida as part of the “Energizing Florida’s Workforce” panel. Moderated by Sabra Smith, Director of Human Resources & Community Outreach, Algenol Biofuels Inc., the panel also includes representatives from Gulf Power Company and the Institute for Energy & Environmental Sustainability at Palm Beach State College to share findings on energy sector job growth, energy efficiency advancements, renewable energy, and how Florida agencies and educational bodies are supplying training for the next generation of energy workers.
LumaStream creates high-tech, manufacturing jobs for low voltage LED lighting systems and exports their leading-edge products from Florida to clients around the world. LumaStream is in the process of moving the production of its core digital power conversion technology from Waterloo, Canada to midtown St. Petersburg as part of its lean manufacturing model. To train the workforce it and other regional high-tech manufacturers need, LumaStream instructs students in rapid prototyping and advanced electronics manufacturing techniques through an unprecedented partnership with St. Petersburg College. Graduates of the program earn nationally recognized technical trade certifications they can carry to tech jobs waiting for them, a talent demand fueled partially by the trend to onshore complex manufacturing.
“I’m extremely honored to be part of the 2013 Florida Energy Summit,“ said Eric Higgs, LumaStream CEO. “We believe Florida’s energy future can be bright. As the third largest consumer of energy in the U.S., Florida will need to lead the way in realizing clean, energy reducing and sustainable, energy creating technologies. LumaStream will play a role in that future by onshoring our manufacturing to Florida and by developing a local, high-tech workforce to support it.”
To learn more about LumaStream’s low voltage LED lighting technology, visit booth 309 at the 2013 Florida Energy Summit. For more information on this year’s energy conference, visitwww.floridaenergysummit.com.
LumaStream makes low-voltage LED lighting solutions that are truly efficient and highly controllable. We offer our unique, patented, digital power conversion platform paired with well-designed luminaires and open source control protocol to commercial, institutional, retail, and hospitality markets. We’re a fast-growing, creative company developing efficient systems with unprecedented results for energy savings, long-distance low-voltage power distribution, and smooth, continual dimming control to less than 1%. Our solutions are solid and our results compelling. We create a better lighting environment for our clients, and with our clients we create a better environment for all. LumaStream is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL. Please visit www.lumastream.com.