People: November 5, 2010

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Rosslyn, Va.: Joel Spira, founder, chairman and director of research of Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., will receive NEMA’s 2010 Bernard H. Falk Award, at the association’s annual conference in Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 6. Spira formed Lutron Electronics in 1961 to market his invention of the first electronic solid state dimmer for incandescent lighting and is credited with 266 design patents and 226 utility patents.

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