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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 research results on warning light effectiveness. Learn More.

Special Notices

LED Lighting InstituteLIVE from the LRC!

Register now for an upcoming webinar for lighting professionals. The topic:

Response to the American Medical Asociation (AMA) Report:  "Human and Environmental Effects of Light Emitting Diode Community Lighting."

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET

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LED Lighting Institute Dates Announced

The next LED Lighting Institute will be held April 25-27, 2017. Learn More. LED Lighting Institute

LED Lighting InstituteLRC Accepting Applications for Paid Summer Internships

Several opportunities exist for undergraduate students in the exciting field of LEDs and solid-state lighting. Learn More.


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


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

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Expanded LED Lighting Institute Includes 3D Printing, Connected Lighting

The LRC has expanded its LED Lighting Institute to include new content on connected lighting and 3D printing—two up-and-coming fields where the SSL industry can add value.
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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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