Lighting Expert Witnesses

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Lighting expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including architecture, interior design, electrical engineering, theater production, and photography. Some of the most common specialties among lighting expert witnesses also include LED technology, outdoor lighting design, stage lighting, commercial lighting, and residential lighting. They have provided opinions on the effects of poor lighting in accident cases, the impact of lighting on mood and productivity, energy efficiency in lighting design, safety standards for public lighting, and the use of specialized lighting in entertainment venues.

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Yuji ZhaoView profile

ID: 28780

Prof. Yuji Zhao

This highly-qualified expert in LED technology earned his BS in microelectronics at Fudan University and his PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). While at UCSB, he worked under Professor Shuji Nakamura, who is widely-regarded as the inventor of GaN LEDs and received the Nobel Prize in physics for her contributions to the LED field. This...

LED Lighting  IP and Products Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


LED Lighting IP and Products Expert Witness | California

This expert has been involved in the LED industry since 2005. He managed the patent portfolio for Color Kinetics and enjoyed considerable success in building out a functional licensing program for the world-wide LED industry. He went on to be the IP Strategist and GM of Custom Solutions for Lighting Science Group. Since 2010 he has worked as an independent advisor to a wide range of LED companies...

Mario MaciasView profile

ID: 29016

Mr. Mario Macias

This expert has over a decade of experience in roadway lighting. After earning his BS in civil engineering from Washington State University, he became a licensed professional engineer. As a project manager at Perteet, he served as the lead designer for numerous roadway and pedestrian illumination projects all over Washington. He is highly experienced in programs such as AGI32 and AutoCAD, which...

Motorized Shade Design Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Motorized Shade Design Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

From 2004 to 2012, this expert dedicated his career to the development of lighting controls and motorized window shades and blinds. Having earned a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College, he holds 8 US patents for the design of mechanized light control systems. His career has been centered around new product development. He has experience across several additional...


Aaron JiaView profile

ID: 38593

Dr. Aaron Jia

This qualified expert earned his BA in mechanical engineering in his home country of China before coming to the US to earn his MS in mechanical engineering and his PhD in architectural engineering both at Drexel University. He is a licensed professional engineer in PA. He has served as a lead engineer and project manager on many large-scale projects including university buildings, firehouses,...

LEDs & Lighting Fixture Design Expert Witness | TexasView profile


LEDs & Lighting Fixture Design Expert Witness | Texas

This lighting expert earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and has been granted 26 U.S. patents, many of which relate to lighting fixtures. From 2008 until 2011, he served as the Vice President of Research at the Lighting Science Group Corp, where he transitioned the company to a product-driven supplier of LED products and helped grow revenues from $3 million to...


Electrical Engineering & Electrical Construction Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Electrical Engineering & Electrical Construction Expert Witness | California

This electric engineer has over 40 years of experience and is active as a consultant. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Heald College and is licensed in California as a professional electrical engineer. The expert started his career as an electrical engineer with RE Corp., where he estimated electrical construction projects and earned his electrical contractor's license. He spent...

Lighting Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a lighting expert witness in legal proceedings?

A lighting expert witness provides specialized knowledge on lighting standards, design, and safety. They can offer insights on cases involving accidents due to poor lighting or disputes over lighting designs.

What types of cases might require a lighting expert witness?

Cases that may require a lighting expert include personal injury claims due to inadequate lighting, patent disputes over lighting technology, and construction lawsuits involving lighting design.

Can a lighting expert witness provide testimony on both indoor and outdoor lighting issues?

Yes, a lighting expert witness can testify on both indoor and outdoor lighting issues. Their expertise covers residential, commercial, and public spaces.

Are there subspecialties within the field of lighting that an expert witness might focus on?

Yes, some experts may specialize in areas like architectural lighting, theatrical lighting, industrial illumination, or energy-efficient light systems.

How can a lighting expert witness assist in patent infringement cases related to new lighting technologies?

A lighting expert can analyze the technical aspects of the disputed technology, compare it with existing patents, and provide clear explanations to help the court understand complex issues.

How does Expert Institute select its Lighting expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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