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Troy, N.Y. -  8/8/2013

Interactive Video Helps Contractors, Builders, Electricians Select and Install LED Lighting

LRC's Video Complements Lighting Patterns for Homes Website

Click to see videoThe Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently released an interactive video that offers guidance about selecting and installing LED lighting. The video was designed for contractors, builders, electricians, and others who professionally install LED lighting—and many homeowners will find it useful, too. Topics include product selection, advantages and challenges of LED products, economic calculations, installation tips, and links to other available resources. Viewers can earn professional continuing education credits by watching the video and using the interactive features. The project was funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

“Our goal with this video is to provide guidance for navigating the increasing number of LED lighting options in today’s marketplace, along with useful information on how to install these products,” said Jeremy Snyder, LRC director of energy programs, who led the project and narrated the video.

“This project will help electricians and others who install lighting learn the ins and outs of LED lighting,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO, NYSERDA. “This video offered by the Lighting Research Center will help transform the lighting market and aligns with Governor Cuomo’s support of increasing energy efficiency in homes and businesses.”
 
The interactive video is available to the public completely free of charge, and no login or registration is required. It can be accessed from any computer with the free Adobe Flash Player installed: http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/resources/JSFlash/LEDforContractors/LEDForContractorsv20.html
 
In addition, the video complements the NYSERDA-funded, LRC-developed interactive website Lighting Patterns for Homes to help homeowners, contractors and builders choose the right light bulbs, fixtures and controls to maximize energy savings, calculate lighting costs, and design quality lighting. To access the Lighting Patterns for Homes website, please visit http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/patternbook.
 

About NYSERDA
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975. For more information about NYSERDA, visit http://nyserda.ny.gov or follow on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.


About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC has been pioneering research in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting and safety, and energy efficiency for nearly 30 years. LRC lighting scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in research, technology, design, and human factors, collaborate with a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, developing innovative lighting solutions for projects that range from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to U.S. Navy submarines to hospital neonatal intensive-care units. LRC researchers conduct independent, third-party testing of lighting products in the LRC's state of the art photometric laboratories, the only university lighting laboratories accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code: 200480-0). In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. in lighting and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. With 35 full-time faculty and staff, 15 graduate students, and a 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory space, the LRC is the largest university-based lighting research and education organization in the world.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s first technological research university. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering; the sciences; information technology and web sciences; architecture; management; and the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Rensselaer faculty advance research in a wide range of fields, with an emphasis on biotechnology, nanotechnology, computational science and engineering, data science, and the media arts and technology. The Institute has an established record of success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace, fulfilling its founding mission of applying science “to the common purposes of life.”