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Meet the DLC! Kasey Holland

“Multi-faceted” is a term sometimes associated with light bulbs and fixtures, but it can apply to people too. With technical lighting policy as his vocation and an array of creative pursuits as hobbies, Kasey Holland is one such person.

Currently a Technical Manager, Kasey joined the DLC in 2018 after working as a research graduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Lighting Research Center. Kasey earned a Master’s in Lighting at RPI and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics at Stephen F. Austin State University. This background serves the DLC and its members well as he leads all strategic planning, direction, and development of technical requirements for the Horticultural Lighting program, and, as the color quality subject matter expert, informs quality of light topics for the Solid-State Lighting program.

Before all of that, though, Kasey grew up in and around construction sites due to his father’s work building and renovating houses. As a result, Kasey is at home with a hammer and his non-work time is often spent rolling up his sleeves and diving into renovation and remodeling projects. His creative side expresses itself in other ways, as well – from woodburning, whittling, and wood and soap carving to drawing and painting.

“I don’t have any one particular creative outlet, so I dabble with all kinds of things,” he says.

A member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and its Horticultural Lighting Committee, as well as the ASABE ES-310 Agricultural Lighting Group, Kasey was drawn to the DLC by its mission-driven nature. The most rewarding part of his job, he says, is “having the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.”