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The Lighting Research Center is the world's leading university-based research and education organization devoted to lighting - from technologies to applications and energy use, from design to health and vision.


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Warning Beacons for Worker Safety
On April 6, 2016, the LRC and the Larson Transportation Institute at Penn State University presented a workshop to share recent research results on warning light effectiveness. Read more...

Special Notices

Now Accepting Registration for
Fall Institutes

Light and Health InstituteLight and Health Institute
October 18-19, 2016
(note date change!)
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Outdoor Lighting Institute
November 1-2, 2016
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LED Lighting Institute
November 15-17, 2016
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Programs                           View entire list

Daylight Dividends - Using daylighting

DELTA - Energy efficiency case studies

DesignWorks - Lighting design services

Energy - Efficient products and practices

Light and Health - Visual, circadian systems

NLPIP - Product testing

Solid-State Lighting - Improving, using LEDs

Transportation Lighting - Vehicle, roadway, signal

Education Programs

Graduate Education

Master's and Ph.D. degree programs in lighting

LED Lighting Institute

Hands-on workshop on LED lighting components, systems, and design

Light and Health Institute

Two-day seminars that teach the many ways in which light affects, and can be used to improve, health and wellbeing

Photometry Institute  

Two-day seminars about the latest developments in photometric testing and evaluation

Outdoor Lighting Institute  

Two-day seminars on outdoor lighting design to reduce energy use and light pollution while improving safety and security

Daylight Institute

Two-day seminars on daylighting design and daylighting control specification

Lighting Education Online

For building, design, and facility management professionals who want to learn more about light and lighting

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LRC Expands SSL Research Capabilities to Connected Lighting, 3D Printing

In a 25,000 sq. ft. commercial office on the Rensselaer Technology Park campus in Troy, N.Y., LRC scientists are making plans to install LED lighting with fixture-integrated and network-connected lighting controls.

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In the News

Lighting Patterns for Homes
A guide to lighting for health and wellbeing.

Lighting Patterns for Homes
A guide to selecting quality, efficient lighting for homes.

Working with the LRC

 Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies - Industry, academia, and government working together to advance LED lighting.
Light and Health Alliance — A collaborative initiative now forming to bridge the science of light and health to practical applications, and to provide objective information based on basic and applied research.
Lighting Energy Alliance — Conducting research to increase the benefits of lighting while reducing its environmental and monetary costs.
Partners Program - Collaboration of academia, industry, public benefit agencies, and government to advance the effective use of light.
Project Sponsorship - Sponsor a research project.

Regional Centre for Lighting - Advancing sustainable lighting and making it affordable in South Asia to improve the well-being of citizens and the countries within the region

Transportation Lighting Alliance - Cooperative research into lighting for vehicles, roadways, and signage.
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