LEDs – What, Why and How Recorded October 21, 2020 Presented by Roland Connelly, RoLyn Group Color Consultants
As LEDs become more ubiquitous in everyday life, it is critical to understand the impact they have on our perception of color, especially in textiles. This session will explore fundamentals of lighting, how color is affected by different light sources, and how this all relates to retail stores, customer experiences and product.
About the Speaker Roland L. Connelly, Sr., with RoLyn Group, is currently working as a consultant to industry in matters related to color and lighting. Roland was the Director, Global Digital Supply Chain for X-Rite Inc, from 2005 until retiring in 2012. He previously served as Director of Enterprise Color Management with GretagMacbeth, which merged with X-Rite in 2005. Prior to that he was President and co-owner of SheLyn Incorporated from 1987 until 2003. Before founding SheLyn, he was Color Lab manager for Burlington Industries Corp. R&D, where he worked for 18 years. Roland’s over 40 years’ experience has been in all aspects of color management and control. He is a frequent lecturer and author of numerous papers on such topics as Lighting, Colorant Formulation, Quality Control, Supply Chain Management, and Instrumental UV Calibration. Roland has served as President of AATCC, Chair of RA36-Color Measurement, member of the Board of Directors as well as many other committees. He is the recipient of the AATCC Chapin Service award. He has also served as President of the ISCC as well as a board member and Interest Group Chair among other duties. He is active in ASTM E-12-Color and Appearance and the CIE. He has served for many years as the US spokesman for color measurement in ISO TC38, Textiles.
He received his BS in Textile Science and MS in Color Science from Clemson University.
LED light sources are an important part of the retail environment. This presentation will provide an overview of the application of LED sources in retail, including managing color in a global supply chain and recent activity by AATCC and other standards organizations.