Advancing the effective use of light for society and the environment.

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Expand your lighting knowledge through LRC courses
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This spring, the LRC has packed its calendar with a number of lighting education short courses, including a new Internet-based teleconference seminar program and the ever-popular LED Lighting Institute.

Already off to a great start is the LRC’s newest educational series, Live! from the LRC, a 90-minute seminar presented by telephone and the Web, featuring LRC lighting experts. More than 500 participants joined lighting scientists Dr. Michele McColgan and Dr. John Van Derlofske for a seminar in March about outdoor lighting. 

The next seminar, Energy-efficient and Load Responsive Lighting, will be held April 14, 1 pm to 2:30 pm ET. NOTE: Registration deadline has been extended - Register Now!
This seminar will discuss the latest advances in energy-efficient lighting technologies and how lighting systems can respond during times of peak electricity demand.

Other upcoming Seminars:

LEDs: The Solid-state Lighting Revolution – May 12, 1 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Review of the current state of LED technology, its potential for development over the next five years, and issues to consider when developing products or installations for LED applications.

Light and Health – June 16, 1 pm to 2:30 pm ET

Photo of students from a previous LED Institute ponder their lighting project
Explanation of the role light plays in human health and wellness, including recent research findings in the areas of circadian disruption, alertness, and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disorders and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

For more information and to register, visit the Live! from the LRC Web site.

Back this spring is the ever-popular LED Lighting Institute, a 3-day workshop for lighting designers, specifiers and others interested in working with light-emitting diodes. LRC experts will help participants learn more about this rapidly evolving lighting technology through presentations about current research and applications, as well as hands-on design work. New to this workshop will be a product demonstration where participants will learn about the similarities and differences between various lighting products and their LED product counterparts. The workshop will be held April 21-23 at the Lighting Research Center in Troy, N.Y. Participation is limited to 30 students, so register soon. For details, visit the LED Lighting Institute Web site.


About the LRC

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. Founded in 1988, the Lighting Research Center has built an international reputation as a trusted and reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. Its mission is to advance the effective use of light and create a positive legacy of change for society and the environment.



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