WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Lighting Science, the innovative LED lighting technology company focused on health, wellness and horticulture solutions, announced the appointment of Khim Lee as President. With over 15 years’ experience in LED lighting, management consulting, and private equity operations, Khim is ideally equipped to drive the next phase of growth at Lighting Science.
Since separating its private-label business and forming Global Value Lighting (GVL) earlier this year, Lighting Science is focused on its core mission of developing state-of-the-art products at the intersection of light and life. Khim will oversee all strategic and business aspects of the company, managing the creation of innovative biological, horticultural and urban lighting solutions for commercial and consumer markets, including brands such as GoodNight, GoodDay, and Sleepy Baby LED bulbs and the groundbreaking horticulture light, the GroBar.
“I am very excited to bring my experience to Lighting Science and the fast-growing sectors we are targeting,” said Khim. “We are looking forward to bringing the benefits of lighting technology to our customers. Whether in living spaces such as offices and bedrooms, classrooms, or plant growth facilities, our products are improving the quality of lives and enhancing crop yields.”
Passion for Sustainability, Science
“Lighting Science continues to disrupt the lighting industry with never-before-seen innovations in LED lighting,” said Joel Haney, Principal at Pegasus, Lighting Sciences’ largest shareholder. “We are committed to Lighting Science’s vision of bringing light to life, and Khim’s passion for sustainability, combined with his background in LEDs, made him the perfect fit to lead the company and oversee its growth.”
Khim will work alongside Abraham Morris, Executive Chairman of Lighting Science, Ed Bednarcik, CEO of GVL, David Friedman, the recently appointed President of VividGro, the horticultural arm of Lighting Science, and Fred Maxik, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Lighting Science.
“We are very pleased to welcome Khim into the Lighting Science family,” said Fred Maxik, founder and CTO of Lighting Science. “We are confident that under his leadership Lighting Science will continue to break new ground and open up new avenues of innovation in LED lighting and lighting solutions. In conjunction with our work with Harvard and NASA, Lighting Science has proven that light can have positive impacts on human health and biology, and we are committed to developing these technologies to enable a healthier future.”