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Become a Partner

LRC Partners LogoLRC Partners are leading manufacturers and government agencies who invest in the LRC to share resources, knowledge, and common projects to advance the effective use of light. LRC Partners have a broad interest in many aspects of lighting and they invest, through their yearly partner fee, in the LRC so that we can maintain the expertise and the facilities to meet their needs. Each Partner relationship is a tailored collaboration, and therefore each Partner uses LRC’s expertise in different ways. Your Partner membership is an investment in the future of your organization, but it pays immediate dividends too.

Partner benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  • LRC appoints one of our lead researchers to work with your key people in all facets of your business, including research, marketing, product development, testing and evaluation, concept validation, design assistance and strategic planning.
  • LRC lead researchers visit your facility at your request to plan joint activities and update you on our research. Partners often visit LRC as well.
  • We test products for you confidentially at cost. You may schedule use of our facilities and send your staff here to work with, or learn from, our staff.
  • Your company employees and other special guests you invite receive a 20% discount on our education programs such as the LED Lighting Institute, Light & Health Institute, and Photometry Institute. We can also develop custom-designed training to suit your needs.
  • We give you priority in responding to your research needs, and we will help find collaboration opportunities and co-funding when desired.
  • You gain priority access to LRC lighting research knowledge and latest findings, including complimentary copies of LRC publications as they are released. 
  • Your company logo will be placed on LRC’s website and other electronic and print publications, and products showcased at the LRC and offsite demos/events.
  • You receive an exclusive invite to the LRC Partner-Alliance Event, held annually in October, for you and any number of your company employees you wish to invite. The LRC Partner-Alliance Event is open only to LRC Partners and Alliance members.
  • You have the opportunity to network with LRC students during the LRC Partner-Alliance Event and during LRC visits, facilitating recruitment of emerging talent for internships and permanent positions.

In addition to customized, individualized assistance, LRC Partners become part of a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, working together to advance lighting for the benefit of society and the environment.

The LRC actively pursues partnership and strategic alliance opportunities with a variety of organizations and individuals. If you would like to learn more about becoming an LRC Partner, please contact Rebekah Mullaney.




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