Don’t Be in the Dark: 3 of the Biggest Misconceptions About Outdoor LED Lighting (and How to Overcome Them)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

While LED lighting has become the predominant light source in new construction, many existing facilities still use and maintain costly and inefficient exterior lighting fixtures. The rapid pace of product and technology advancements reinforce the need for facility leaders to challenge long-held perceptions about relighting outdoor spaces. This webinar from Acuity Brands will discuss strategies to overcome the 3 biggest misconceptions about LED lighting for outdoor applications.


Karyn Gayle


Karyn Gayle, EDAC, MIES
Vice President – Healthcare, Acuity Brands

Karyn Gayle is the Vice President of Healthcare at Acuity Brands Lighting, one of the world’s leading lighting, controls and daylighting manufacturers. With more than 16 years of experience in the lighting industry, she is keenly focused on understanding and improving the visual experience of those in the healthcare industry in a sustainable, energy-efficient manner.

A strong advocate for the role that advanced lighting systems play in enabling optimized environments for patients, caregivers, staff, and families in healthcare facilities, she works closely with Acuity Brands R&D and product design teams to ensure the company is leading the healthcare space through technological advancements, evidence-based design principles, and voice of the customer insights.

Throughout the past few years, Karyn has conducted educational presentations, workshops, focus groups and in-depth seminars on lighting and controls design for healthcare facilities to thousands of participants across North America. She has an MBA in international business and a BBA in marketing from Georgia State University.


  • “The Future Feels a Lot Like 1984”. Karyn Gayle, LD+A, January 2015.
  • “Beyond ‘Doing Good’: Lighting Adds Value to Healthcare”. Karyn Gayle, NEMA electroindustry Magazine, February 2015
  • "Lighting and Nurses at Medical-Surgical Units: Impact of Lighting Conditions on Nurses’ Performance and Satisfaction". DuBose, Gayle, Hadi, Ryherd. (September 2015, HERD Journal)
  • “Lighting Innovation Helps Patients and Staff Survive and Thrive”. Karyn Gayle, FacilityCare, April 2016
  • MedAssets Business Summit (April 2014)
  • AIA National Convention (June 2013)
  • LIGHTFAIR International (May 2013)
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