Meet the R and D team!

17.01.2017

In this post we are introducing the ‘engine room of JCL’ – the Research and Development team!

the JCL R&D team

In an ever changing market, the R&D team develop products that are at the forefront of technology, and can always be relied upon for a good sing-along in their office!


JCL R&D Team - Matt

Name: Matt Healey
What is your job title?
 Product Development Manager
How long have you been in the lighting industry? 9 ½ years
What is your favourite thing about the industry and your job? I joined the industry when LEDs were being launched for illumination so I have enjoyed designing in this new technology. I love the problem solving side of product design. At John Cullen I am passionate about being able to deliver new products from ideation to creation.
What do you see the future of LED lighting looking like in 5 years’ time? Lighting fittings being used as the back bone of IOT infrastructure. I foresee luminaires incorporating data collection elements such as micro-sensors.
If you could invent anything, what would you invent? A scrum hat that doesn’t make me look like a wally. [He’s a rugby player in his spare time]


JCL R&D Team - Justo

Name: Justo Mocholi Romero
What is your job title? Product Designer
How long have you been in the lighting industry? 2 ½ years
What is your favourite thing about the industry and your job? I particularly like to be challenged and this job gives me that. In my opinion, lighting is underrated because we take it for granted and people do not pay attention to how it effects their mood. The difficulty is making a product which is discreet and does the job you expect without you realising that it is there.
What do you see the future of LED lighting looking like in 5 years’ time? I believe the LED lighting will be more connected with other home and commercial products and become integrated to our behaviours thanks to the IoT shift and with the big steps new technology is making every day.
If you could invent anything, what would you invent? A time machine.


JCL R and D Team - Alex

Name: Alexander Leck
What is your job title? Junior Product Designer.
How long have you been in the lighting industry? 1 ½ years.
What is your favourite thing about the industry and your job? The rate at which the industry produces new and exciting technological advances. The best thing about my job is the thorough, consistent involvement throughout the entire product development process.
What do you see the future of LED lighting looking like in 5 years’ time? Brighter! And also more intelligent, integrated and connected.
If you could invent anything, what would you invent? A 4D Printer.


JCL R&D Team - Jun

Name: Junsung Won
What is your job title? Junior Product Designer
How long have you been in the lighting industry? It’s my first time in lighting industry [Placement year]
What is your favourite thing about the industry and your job? I like the lighting industry as I can design products that user interacts with very closely in real life, thus influencing their lifestyle in a deep level. Best thing about my job is that I actually get involved in developing my own project as real designers would do.
What do you see the future of LED lighting looking like in 5 years’ time? LED lights floating in the air. On the street, inside buildings, around me, everywhere
If you could invent anything, what would you invent? A device where I can extract and store my memories and relive the moments whenever I want. Like a VR video album.

Keep an eye on the exciting products launching this year from this innovative team!