Bringing the best minds and resources together
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) Partners Program is a collaboration of academia, industry, utilities, public benefit organizations, public advocacy groups, and government. The program provides leadership and coordinates efforts to advance the effective use of light.
Using its multidisciplinary strength, the LRC works with many types of organizations and individuals worldwide to develop customized research and education programs that meet the needs of society, the environment, and industry. This teamwork approach ensures the highest quality research.
Connecting the lighting world
Through the Partners Program, the LRC works to:
- increase visibility of lighting-related issues at the national and international levels
- coordinate efforts across the lighting and energy communities
- develop customized research and education programs
Public and private sectors work together to support large projects, share resources, and advance lighting research, education, and technology. The LRC has been called “an outstanding example of what public-private sector partnerships can contribute by linking science, government, and industry to achieve shared objectives.”
Putting research dollars to work
Since 1988, the LRC's Partners Program has supported many research and education projects. Areas of interest include energy efficiency, solid-state lighting, new technologies, daylighting, light and health, transportation lighting, and education. LRC research into design applications, system development, product testing, and human factors often identifies needs that could be met by new technologies and product improvements. LRC projects have changed lighting practice worldwide.