Event: Lighting Fixture Design 2018

We will be speaking on emerging optical technologies on June 20th at Lighting Fixture Design 2018 in London. Come see what can be done with properly shaped optics – including giving downlights a capability they have never had before … an uplight component.

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Awards & Press

“Winner: Next Generation Luminaire for Emerging Technology”
 – US Department of Energy

“Winner: Next Generation Luminaire for Asymmetric Lighting”
 – US Department of Energy

“The 20 Best Innovations from Light + Building”
 – Lux Review


“Top Ten Products of LFI”

 – Lux Review

“One of the Hottest Lighting Companies in the World”
 – Lux

“Solves the Major Challenges of LED Lighting”
 – MondoArc

Technology

We've created a new set of lighting control technologies at nearly every stage of the lighting supply chain unmatched by other lighting products.

EDGE-X

The award-winning Edge-X technology family brings luminaire-level capabilities down to the module level, reducing cost and complexity while also enabling superior distribution control and brand new capabilities.

ADVANCED LIGHT SOURCES

QuarkStar’s Advanced Light Sources brings module and luminaire capabilities down in size to that approaching the package scale. This is a fundamentally new approach, pioneered by QuarkStar team members such as Roland Haitz, that offers significantly more efficiencies than current industry standards while enabling light-shaping and luminaire-level distributions at close to the package level.

COLOR PREDICTION & CONTROL

The ability to predict color shift and to guarantee color stabilization in packages, modules, and luminaires without complex feedback systems. Only a year old, elements of this technological approach are already being considered as the basis for a new set of official industry standards.

CONTROLS

QuarkStar is all about controlling the photons, at every scale above that of the LED chip – from packages to full-scale systems. This in turn enables new forms of controls and control variables, allowing a true personalization of light. Even at the systems level QuarkStar offers new controls, such as a non-PWM direct digital dimming for multi-source systems.

Light Sheets & Threads

QuarkStar’s Light Sheets and Light Threads covers the expanded architectures of solid-state light soures – from linear arrays to areal structures – all coupled to sophisticated optics.

Intellectual Property

Our Team


Louis Lerman, PhD  (Founder)

Scientist and Entrepreneur (including Large-Scale Developments, Building, Robotic Drones)


Roland Haitz†, PhD

Creator of Haitz’s Law and ‘Godfather’ of solid-state lighting


Peter Stormberg, PhD

Former CTO, Philips Lighting


Eric Bretschneider, PhD

Former VP R&D – Lighting Science Group & ETI


Robert Steele, PhD

Founder, Strategies in Light international LED conferences, Strategies Unlimited (Market Research)


Karsten Schwennesen

Former General Counsel, M&A Strategist, and Executive Committee Member, Philips Lighting


Brent York

Former CTO TIR Systems & IP Strategist for Philips Lighting


Ingo Speier

Senior Photonics Scientist


Fish & Richardson

External IP Counsel, longest history/experience in lighting  (patented Thomas Edison’s bulbs)