About Lumenique

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Kevin Willmorth

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.

In 2020, I retired from executive management to focus on creative pursuits.

My company, Lumenique, LLC, which has been on-line for 25 years, is my photography and art studio, now focused on creation of unique photography services.

I am open to commissions, as well as have items for sale on the Lumenique storefront.

Experience, Qualifications and Proficiencies
  • 40 Years experience in product and application photography
  • 17 years as an independent consultant to lighting manufacturers, technology providers, art patrons, and end use customers
  • 20 years in Senior Management roles of VP or Director of Design, Marketing and Engineering
  • 10+ years as a Lighting Design Consultant
  • 7+ Years as author and editor of technical and editorial lighting subject content
  • Lifelong pursuit of artistic expression
  • Photography
  • Passionate product designer and artist
  • 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
  • Photography
  • 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, Lightroom and InDesign
  • 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
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Lumenique, LLC
Elgin, IL 60124

11 thoughts on “About Lumenique”

  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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