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

Vol. 2, No. 1

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

General News
LED Lighting Institute Set for April 3rd and 4th, 2003

The LRC's popular LED Lighting Institute is again drawing lighting professionals from around the world to Troy, NY. LRC experts will provide two days of in-depth instruction and hands-on training for lighting fixture designers and manufacturers, lighting specifiers, and other professionals interested in learning more about this quickly evolving lighting technology.

For more information, or to enroll, go to LED Institute homepage

National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) releases new report

The latest in NLPIP's Lighting Answers series, Lighting Answers: Mid-wattage Metal Halide Lamps, is now online. The report answers commonly asked questions about mid-wattage metal halide lamps and explains which performance characteristics are most important. Topics covered include how the lamps work, the differences between quartz and ceramic arc tubes, the differences between probe-start and pulse-start technologies, typical warm-up and restrike times, and the effects of burning position. Finally, this publication provides pointers to lighting professionals on how to choose mid-wattage metal halide lamps for their applications.

Click here to view Lighting Answers: Mid-wattage Metal Halide Lamps.

Saratoga Showcase Home Debuts

The LRC's entry in upstate New York's Saratoga Showcase of Homes, a demonstration project for energy-efficient residential lighting, was a dramatic success. More than 6,000 people toured the house. Their response to the LRC lighting incorporating ENERGY STAR fixtures was overwhelmingly positive. People like the LRC-designed lighting better than...

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Researchers Look for Link Between Lighting and Productivity

Over this past summer and fall, LRC researchers have been running a study that looks for a link between lighting and workplace productivity. This issue has been of interest to the researchers and people in the lighting industry for some time, but proof of such a link has been...

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The LRC Promotes Energy-Efficient Lighting in Latin America

On October 3 and 4, 2002, a team of LRC personnel headed south to Quito, Ecuador, to conduct a two-day seminar on energy-efficient lighting. The seminar was attended by policy makers, architects, engineers, and manufacturers as part of a collaborative program to...

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Students Serve the Community at Home and Abroad

The LRC's lighting students aren't waiting for graduation to begin helping improve people's lives through better and more efficient lighting. They have recently been involved in two projects intended to improve the quality of life: one in Bennington, Vermont, and one in Ponce Loma, Ecuador...

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Michele McColgan Presents Work on Light Pollution at IDA Conference

LRC researcher Dr. Michele McColgan recently presented some of the LRC's work on light pollution at the International Dark-Sky Association's (IDA's) conference, held October 25 and 26 at Boston's Museum of Science and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her presentation, entitled "Light Pollution Research and Education at the LRC," was well received by...

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Julle Oksanen Joins the Lighting Research Center

Finnish lighting designer Julle Oksanen has joined the LRC as a visiting scholar. Oksanen, whose home is in Helsinki, has worked for international luminaire manufacturers, given lectures all over the world, and had his own lighting design practice...

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LRC Personnel Make Their Own "Passage to India"

Dr. Nadarajah Narendran, director of research for the LRC; LRC Acting Director Russ Leslie; and lighting students Ujjiaini Dasgupta and Swampna Sundaram went to New Delhi, India, for Lux Pacifica 2002, held September 9 through 11, 2002. Narendran and Leslie each gave a keynote address at the conference. Narendran spoke on the history, technology, and development of solid-state lighting, the use of which conference organizers hope to promote in all of the Lux Pacifica countries...

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Owen Howlett Joins the Lighting Research Center

The LRC welcomes Owen Howlett as a visiting scholar. He is working on the LRCís Daylight Dividends project, an ongoing program of research and market transformation targeted at reaping the environmental and ergonomic benefits of natural daylight in buildings...

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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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