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Technology Transfer

Moving new technologies into the marketplace is an important step in making effective use of them to benefit society. Yet, new technologies often have problems and barriers to their successful adoption.

At the LRC, the Lighting Transformations program conducts projects that speed the creation, entry, and penetration of new, energy-efficient lighting products into the commercial and residential markets, nationally and worldwide.


Increasing the Market Acceptance of Compact Fluorescent Lamps pdf icon - Investigation of the reasons why compact fluorescent lamps have not sold well, including findings from product testing and consumer focus groups.

A System for Communicating Color: What Do Consumers Think? pdf icon - A proposal for a revised lighting color communication system based upon color science and feedback from consumer focus groups.

Reducing Barriers to Use of High Efficiency Lighting Systems: pdf icon Technology Transfer Plan Detailed discussion of how to bring improved, integrated lighting and control systems to market

Related Programs


Lighting Research Center Develops Framework for Assessing Light Pollution - Scientists in the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed the first ever comprehensive method for predicting and measuring various aspects of light pollution.

Reducing Barriers to the Use of High-Efficiency Lighting Systems - The LRC conducted a three-year project exploring the problems, questions and potential solutions associated with the use of lighting controls and systems designed to reduce energy demand.

Line-voltage Socket Competition for CFL Luminaires - A design competition to select one standard line-voltage socket and ballast holder that would accept replaceable ballasts from different manufacturers within a category of luminaires.

Energy Star® Durability Testing - A study of the continued functioning of the lamp/ballast system several years after installation.

New York State Excellence in Lighting - Conducted by the LRC and sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), this project encourages and supports efforts by New York manufacturers to design and commercialize energy-efficient lighting products that equal and exceed ENERGY STAR® and other high performance specifications. You can also view the PDF version pdf icon

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