September 15, 2015

Jay Goodman Gains Industry Recognition

Eneref Applauds LumenOptix Founder Jay Goodman for Industry Recognition in Business Retrospective 

[NEWS] Eneref Institute, a national organization dedicated to sustainable development, research, and advocacy, is proud to recognize its Senior Fellow Jay Goodman, founder of LumenOptix, a leader in innovative design for the built environment, for being selected to share 25 years of business and life lessons he’s learned in a special presentation of Edison Report and The Pompeo Group.

In the unique spotlight series entitled “What I’ve Learned,” Goodman, an over 25-year veteran of the lighting industry, shares 19 key lessons that have shaped his personal and professional growth and success, from values such as honoring your parents and family to investing in good people, conducting relationships honestly, and not being afraid to “not succeed” (see full coverage here).

A visionary entrepreneur with a long-standing track record of building successful, market-focused companies from the ground-up, Goodman launched LumenOptix – a company born out of a joint venture between Westinghouse Lighting Corp. and Intelligent Lighting Solutions – in early 2011.  A prominent industry advocate who has been featured on CEO IntroNet as well as in leading industry publications including LD&A Magazine, Commercial Building Products, electroindustry, and Business in Focus, Goodman is a Gold Sustaining Member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North Ameri ca (IES) and currently serves on executive committees/delegations within such key industry trade associations as NEMA and the National Lighting Bureau.  Goodman was appointed a Senior Fellow at the Eneref Institute in 2012.

“We’re delighted for Jay to have received such outstanding recognition and exposure by Edison Report and The Pompeo Group, two esteemed entities within the electrical products industry,” shared Seth Warren Rose, founding director of Eneref Institute.  “As one of the nation’s most accomplished leaders in the lighting marketplace, Jay has been an inspiration in Eneref Institute’s advocacy work and has played an instrumental role in our on-going drive to promote the benefits of quality-manufactured luminaires and energy-efficient lighting design.”

“Looking ahead,” added Rose, “we’re excited that Jay will help lead Eneref Institute’s new ‘Light Efficiently’ initiative, which is designed to bring greater awareness of recent lighting innovations to the public forefront.  The Light Efficiently initiative will follow on the success of Eneref Institute’s ‘Natural Interior Daylight’ initiative ( by authoring a series of case study reports featuring testimonial evidence by end users who have benefitted from the installation of high-quality, energy-efficient lighting technologies,” Rose said.

“I’m honored by the opportunity to share the life lessons I’ve learned over 25 years in the industry and look forward to continuing to build teams, deliver innovation, advocate on behalf of the industry, and help the market enjoy the comprehensive benefits of high-quality, energy-efficient, maximum-performing, and cutting-edge lighting retrofit solutions,” Goodman said.

About Eneref Institute

Eneref Institute is a research and advocacy organization for sustainable development. The goal of Eneref Institute is to raise awareness for clear, specific solutions that increase energy efficiency, social responsibility and foster an earth-friendly economy.  Eneref Institute works to promote sustainable solutions with US and international government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency as a liaison between government and the green industry.  For more information, visit

About LumenOptix, LLC

Based outside of Philadelphia, PA, LumenOptix leverages over 25 years of retrofit experience, superior optics, an elite global technology supply chain, and innovative design expertise to lead the market in the manufacture of retrofit solutions that install easily into existing applications AND perform to the most demanding specification-grade criteria.  Dedicated to innovative luminaire design, outstanding quality and performance, and best-in-class customer service, the company’s products are proudly manufactured in the United States and deliver the utmost in true specification-grade energy saving solutions for the retrofit needs of the lighting market.  For more information, contact LumenOptix at (800) 671-6799 or visit