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The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education—pioneering research in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting, and energy efficiency.

 

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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...

New Circadian Stimulus (CS) Calculator

The LRC has recently released a free, open-access circadian stimulus calculator to help lighting professionals select light sources and light levels that will increase the potential for circadian-effective light exposure in architectural spaces, utilizing the CS metric. Learn more.


Programs

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

Graduate Education

M.S. and Ph.D. programs in lighting—now offering a paid post-graduation externship option at a leading lighting manufacturer, design firm, or government organization

LED Lighting Institute

Hands-on workshop for industry professionals covering the latest advances in solid-state lighting, including IoT connected lighting, 3D printing...

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

View all Outreach Education programs


Newsroom

M.S. in Lighting Program Now Offers Paid Post-Graduation Externship Option

The LRC's M.S. in Lighting program is offering a paid post-graduation externship option for three months or more, at a leading lighting manufacturer, design firm, or government organization.
Learn more



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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.
Bridging the science of light and health to practical applications, and providing objective information based on basic and applied research.
Conducting research to increase the benefits of lighting while reducing its environmental and monetary costs.
Collaboration of academia, industry, public benefit agencies, and government to advance the effective use of light.
Project Sponsorship - Sponsor a research project.

Advancing sustainable lighting and making it affordable in South Asia to improve the wellbeing of citizens and the countries within the region

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