|The new LRC Web home page.
The Lighting Research Center recently revamped the home page
of its Web site to provide better information and navigation, including aids for the casual visitor wanting to learn more about lighting.
The new home page was designed to bring the kinds of research that the LRC conducts to the forefront, says Director of Communications Keith Toomey. This was achieved primarily by adding a news section and “portal pages” where visitors can learn more about different types of lighting.
“The portal pages serve as a jumping-off point for those who may either not know much about lighting, or they may be interested in a particular lighting subject but don’t know where to start looking for information on our expansive site,” Toomey said. The portal pages briefly summarize more than a dozen different types of popular lighting technologies and applications, and provide links to related LRC pages with more information. The portal pages can be found on the left side of the home page, under “Learn More.”
The home page’s prominent news section leads to a recently created newsroom
where visitors and the media can read and subscribe to press releases and newsletters, and learn more about the LRC’s experts and their projects. “The newsroom is the best place to learn quickly what the LRC is all about, in a nutshell,” Toomey said.
The LRC will continue to expand its new look to the remainder of the Web site over the coming year. Visit www.lrc.rpi.edu