Enlighten Luminaires is a New Jersey-based start-up firm and the inventor of the LumaNEXT illumination system. LumaNEXT is poised to revolutionize commercial lighting in retail environments, singlehandedly eliminating the need for dangerous high-voltage power grids, costly electrical contracting services, frequent maintenance, and regular bulb replacement. The Company will instead help retailers to reduce their energy costs by up to 70% while providing a lightweight, maintenance-free system that provides more light than traditional systems yet uses a safe and efficient low-voltage power source. LumaNEXT is a three-part system comprised of customizable ceiling luminaires, a 48-volt power distribution system, and an optional smart performance platform that allows retailers to adjust the system in real time. Designed to provide plug-and-play efficiency, the entire system can be quickly and easily installed without the need for high-cost labor or specialized tools.
At present, lighting accounts for between 25% and 45% of retail buildings’ total energy use, a figure that many business owners are eager to reduce. LumaNEXT sells its lighting systems directly to retailers across the United States, utilizing flat-pack shipping methods to reduce waste and minimize shipping costs.
Andy Peck, Founder
Andy Peck brings more than 25 years of experience in the Store Fixture and Point of Purchase Display industries to his role at the Company. His unique approach to custom metal and acrylic fabrication and understanding of the needs and desires of retailers has been of exceptional benefit to LumaNEXT product development. An experienced entrepreneur, Mr. Peck is the former President of APEC Display, operating in the store fixture and display space. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Institute of Metrology and Instrumentation.
Dr. Peng Jin, Vice President
Noted LED and semiconductor expert Dr. Peng Jin is the Independent Director of Ledman, an LED display manufacturer listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Dr. Jin has served in an ownership or upper management capacity for multiple successful businesses, and is the Co-Founder of LED lighting solution provider Rave Optoelectronics. He served for two years as the Secretary General of Shenzhen Semiconductor Industry Association, and for two years as the Technical Director for Asia Pacific at CML Innovative Technologies. Dr. Jin gained additional U.S.-based industry experience while serving in senior engineering roles at Sensitron Semiconductor and Corning Incorporated. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Physics from the University of Houston, and is a member of the faculty at Peking University.
Margaret Y. Wong CFO
Margaret Wong has been identified by the Sacramento Bee as the “Business Empress” based on her success in linking multi-million dollar businesses between California and China. For the past 20 years she has also served as Sacramento’s “unofficial ambassador” to China in her quest to promote a better business cultural understanding between the U.S. and China to enhance economic opportunities between both countries she calls home. Her own story from the time she immigrated to the U.S. to working with U.S. companies to becoming one of the most successful U.S-.China entrepreneurs in California represents the classic American dream in itself.
A Hong Kong native, Margaret received her B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1974 where she served as the Corporate Controller for Bostrom Management Corporation in Chicago for 10 years. She worked as a Vice President of American Savings and Loans before moving to Sacramento in 1984 to start her own business.
Margaret founded McWong International, Inc. in 1984 and since that time, she has used her extensive network in China and experience in doing business with China to create one of the west coast’s most successful China trade companies.
Dr. Yang Ye PhD, CTO
Dr. Yang Ye, PhD, is a global leader in power electronics holding 10+ patents in electrical power circuits, leveraging more than 6 years in aerospace electrical Research & Development. He is the former CTO of Mosco Power, the largest supplier of DC drivers in China and was a special design lead specialist with the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China. While at Honeywell, Dr. Ye worked on projects for Boeing and Airbus aircraft. He holds thesis in advanced modelling; Applications of 3 Phase power converters.