John Bullough of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, was honored this morning in Orlando for having the best presentation in the detection portion of the Research Foundation’s 2012 symposium.
Mr. Bullough, who spoke last March on the “Characteristics of Light-Emitting Diode Sources: Relevance for Visual Signal Detection” during the Foundation’s SupDet event, received the Ronald K. Mengel Award.
The award, voted on by last year’s SupDet participants, was named in honor of Mr. Mengel who was a significant industry contributor to research in support of NFPA detection and signaling codes and standards.
Mr. Bullough will present another paper later today at the Research Foundation’s 17th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications symposium (SupDet) here in Orlando. He will be speaking on the “Influence of Visual Signal Flash Intensity and Duration of Perception”. Mr. Bullough has been studying LEDs as emergency signaling lighting, specifically, the intensity of the light and the duration of the light bursts, and how those impact their effectiveness.
NFPA’s Fred Durso recently talked with Mr. Bullough about his research.
Related content: Fire Protection Research Foundation report - "Performance Objectives for Light Sources Used in Emergency Notification Appliances", J.D. Bullough, Y. Zhu, Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2012