Dr. James “Lynn” Davis is an RTI Fellow in the Engineered Systems group with responsibility to grow RTI’s Lighting Technology Engineering Center in three main areas: 1) developing models and test methods to assess the reliability of energy efficient solid-state lighting (SSL) devices, 2) researching the benefits of color tunable luminaires (using light-emitting diode technology) in educational markets and 3) researching the physiological impacts of lighting on human health and behavior.
Dr. Davis’s work on solid-state lighting devices has attracted funding from multiple sources, including the U.S. Department of Energy. He is the principal investigator on a project to develop a reliability model and accelerated life test methods for SSL devices. This work has been recognized with several awards, including an R&D Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Innovation Award from the Energy Institute, the Durable Product Award from INDA, and an R&D100 Award. In addition, in his work with the Department of Energy, Dr.Davis leads solid-state lighting device validation and reliability modeling as well as the assessment of the reliability of commercial visible light and ultraviolet high-efficiency sources and fixtures.
Dr. Davis also serves on multiple standards and trade association committees for the Illumination Engineering Society of North America and the International Electrotechnical Commission. For his work in developing international standards, Dr. Davis received the 1906 Award from the International Electrotechnical Commission. He is a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Dr. Davis has written more than 40 technical articles and has been granted more than 50 U.S. patents. Before joining RTI in 2001, Dr. Davis was a manager and research engineer at Motorola for 12 years.