About Lumenique, Resume & Artist Statement

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I have been involved in lighting application design and product development since 1981. This has included consulting businesses and executive positions with several lighting fixture manufacturers. I have been a regular presenter at trade conferences on topics including application approach, lighting technology, controls, and measurement techniques.

My company, Lumenique, LLC, is my art and design studio, now focused on creation of unique, sculptural quality  lighted objects.

Experience, Qualifications and Proficiencies
Experience
  • 15 years as an independent consultant to lighting manufacturers, technology providers and end use customers
  • 15 years in Senior Management roles of VP or Director of Design, Marketing and Engineering
  • 9+ years as a Lighting Design Consultant
  • 7+ Years as author and editor of technical and editorial lighting subject content
  • Lifelong pursuit of artistic expression
Qualifications
  • Passionate product designer
  • Design and Engineering team leader
  • Product development and management
  • Strategic planning
  • 3D CAD modeling and rendering
  • Customer Advocate
  • Lean evaluations
  • Market evaluation and research
  • Prototyping and modeling
Proficiencies
  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Project, Teams, Evernote, Powerpoint
  • Solidworks 2010 through 2021, Photoview 360 and Visualize
  • Rhino CAD 4.0 and 5.0, including Flamingo and Penguin rendering
  • Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Optical design in Lambda Tracepro
  • Application simulation in AGI32
  • Photometric file evaluation/revision in Photometric Toolbox, Photometrics Pro
  • Web site design in WordPress, CoffeeCup, GUI and HTM interface
  • 3D Print processing through Stratasys Insight, Control Center
  • 3D print processing through Formlabs PreForm and GrabCAD
  • Commercial grade 3D Printing on Stratasys Dimension bst1200es, 380mc, F370
  • Consumer grade 3D printing on Makerbot and Form labs printers
  • Manual and CNC vertical mill machining, manual late operation
  • Sheetmetal fabrication
  • Painting and finishing, including airbrush, faux surfacing, and powdercoating
  • Pen and Ink, marker, airbrush and paint rendering and art
Resume
Artist Statement

Artst Statement

All of my work has included representations of architectural and design elements incorporating lighting in functional art forms.  I draw inspiration from observation of existing objects, as well as original thought inspired by man made and natural surroundings, as well as pure imagination. I include light sources as an expressed feature to illuminate the work itself, or to add ambient illumination to its surroundings, tying the work to its place in both apparent shape as well as its effect on surroundings. By incorporating light, my work is intended to move from purely display space, to side tables, desks, reception stations and nightstands – to become part of the experienced environment, beyond an accessory displayed.

I employ modern methods of material and physical form creation, such as 3D printing and machining, to enable me to produce unique objects effectively, with a high degree of detail quality. The light sources I utilize are selected to fit the desired end result, without dominating the forms themselves. All user controls are kept to a minimum, with simple mechanical actuation, to provide an intuitive and comfortable interface to focus on the form of the work, over its technical interaction.I include light sources in the creation of lighted objects, as an expressed feature to illuminate the work itself, or to add ambient illumination to its surroundings. Light changes the character of forms and surfaces, and is variable depending on ambient conditions. My work is created for display in common use spaces, such as residential living spaces, offices, hospitality environments, and special occupancy spaces. By incorporating light, my work moves from display stands, wall recesses and shelves – to side tables, desks, reception stations and nightstands. They are intended to become a part of the experienced environment, contributing to both ambient illumination and aesthetic detail.

Contact Information

I am open to commissioned artwork, and design consulting.

kwillmorth@lumenique.com

Lumenique, LLC
8N510 Stevens Road
Elgin, IL 60124
414-241-5124

11 thoughts on “About Lumenique, Resume & Artist Statement”

  1. Hi Kevin,

    I have a passion for SSL technology and working for Philips I am involved with this technology on a day to day basis both at a commercial and technical level.

    I am keen to discuss topics on this technology , electronics, new drivers , applications , shortcomings, critiques , chip level , optics , life times derating curves etc .

    Please let me know how can i participate in this unique opportunity.

  2. You can submit content to me through email, with small photos, graphics, or?? Consider writing short articles on where you see the technology going in practical terms, or how things are advancing in ways we should all be interested in.

  3. How about providing you with products for testing ?, no strings attached! we developed a complete line of SSL products with care for design and I would like to know how good they score in your tests

  4. Kevin,
    As someone who reads most of the trades, and has back and forths with industry leaders
    as well as people like Randall Whitehead.I just stumbled on your wisdom. Your grasp of the
    lighting realities is extremely encouraging for me.I work both as a Mfg rep, Industry advocate, and energy loss analyst – ( It barely fits on my biz card) I will take you up on
    your offer regarding assessment of the fine products I use/ advocate.
    Kevin I would love to know your views on intelligent lighting. As the migration to quality SSL
    continues I see only failure for mfgs who are foisting 2007 era tech on the masses and
    identifying it as the latest and best.I’ve little patience regarding quality standards-I ‘m anxiously awaiting things like the “F” rating / CQS metric. On a different note– I would also like to know if you think Olets will leapfrog Oleds – Keep up the good work , SSLPro

    1. Thanks for the comments. I personally believe that until we engage in integrating intelligence features into SSL, it will be somewhat slow in implementation, as its costs and integration complexity will always be problematic. When you integrate intelligent features, the technology begins to set itself apart as value differentiated from all other light sources… which will inevitably lead to real transformation. The trick is zero-cost value added. Since all SSL products incorporate electronics to some degree, the cost of adding intelligent features is very small, compared to attempting to incorporate similar features into conventional sources, which as dumb light emitters with little effective response to micro control. I do believe that at some point OLETs will push OLED and low power LEDs aside. To have a logic circuit emit light directly will allow integration of intelligence at the cost of a SC transister… almost zero cost. Certainly for display and luminous panel emission, this has exciting potential. I am beginning to doubt whether OLED will actually overcome its problems of life, output, efficiency, and consistency. Seems these issues are very persistent and difficult to resolve at a level that will satisfy general illumination needs. Display may one day be widespread, but for high output levels… the time to market may be so long that other technologies, like OLET, walk by it eventually.

  5. Hello Kevin

    I am a Lighting professional and keenly follow the developments in LED as this is going to be our future light source. I was impressed by your post on power factor. If the pf realization is ignored by the manufacturers while specifying their products the consumers will be taken for a ride like they have been taken in case of CFL.I have a blog site http://www.ranaruby.in or http://www.ranaruby.com where I have been focusing on LED. I would appreciate if you care to go through it and send in your invaluable suggestions and contributions on developments in LED.

    Biswajit Sengupta

  6. I am impressed with your comments. I have, from my father an appreciation of architecture and some of his equipment. But my real question is about the GE DW-48 light meter. I just found one in a local camera shop and got it. But now I search for a source of manual. You got yours from your father but have you seen any copies out there? Thanks, Jerry

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