The Hosts

Jane Slade

Jane Slade, MID, LC, IES is a lighting researcher and educator on the impacts of light upon the environment, wildlife, and human health.

She is the Specification Sales Manager for Speclines, a lighting manufacturer’s representative agency specializing in outdoor lighting for municipalities, universities, corporations, commercial developments, and transportation agencies through an interdisciplinary approach of blending design, science and the latest technology.

Slade is a recent Richard Kelly Grant recipient for explorations into the social and emotional impacts of light and lighting, through her work in creating lighting fixtures from waste materials in India, and through art installations focused on manipulating emotional experiences with light and color.

She is a member of the IES Committee for Outdoor Environmental Lighting, and a past Vice President of the DLF of New England, having chaired the scholarship which sends university students to Light + Building in Germany, and Lightfair in North America.

Slade practices art in her studio, Anatomy of Light (, and practices and teaches yoga in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Michael Colligan

Michael Colligan is an entrepreneur and inventor. He’s a subject matter expert in commercial and industrial lighting supply, lighting retrofits, and finding recycling streams for hard-to-recycle waste.

He also hosts the Get a Grip on Lighting Podcast