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Troy, NY -  1/23/2004

Lighting Research Center's LED Lighting Institute set for April 21-23, 2004

Lighting designers, specifiers, and other professionals are encouraged to enroll now

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) will hold its intensive three-day LED Lighting Institute on April 21-23, 2004. Seating is limited for this popular program, so we recommend early registration. For more information, contact Dan Frering at (518) 687-7149 or email frerid@rpi.edu.

LRC experts will provide instruction for lighting fixture designers and manufacturers, lighting specifiers, and other professionals interested in learning more about this rapidly evolving lighting technology. The course provides in-depth training and hands-on experience in working with the latest LED technologies for a variety of applications.

Students will observe hands-on demonstrations, learn to design lighting installations using LEDs, learn to select and specify LED lighting system components, experiment with LED lighting technology, learn to match application requirements with available technologies, learn about the latest LED research and testing information, earn 20 Continuing Education Units, and receive an LRC Continuing Education Certificate in LED lighting.

Instructors

Nadarajah Narendran, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the LRC's Director of Research. Dr. Narendran is one of the world's leading authorities in LED and solid-state lighting technologies.

John Van Derlofske, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor at Rensselaer and Head of Transportation Lighting at the LRC. Dr. Van Derlofske is an expert in non-imaging illumination system and optical design.

Jean Paul Freyssinier, lighting design specialist at the LRC. Mr. Freyssinier works with other LRC staff in designing and evaluating lighting applications and demonstrations, in conducting and presenting research projects, and in developing curriculum.

Schedule
April 21: LED Basics, Hands-on Laboratory Session
April 22: Lighting Design Workshop, LED fixture design considerations, LRC Research Update
April 23: Fixture Development and Application, Hands-on Sessions

Fees and Registration<

Fee: $1,200 includes all course materials, manuals, continental breakfasts, and buffet lunches
Deposit: $600 with balance due by April 9, 2004
Registration form: (at www.lrc.rpi.edu/ledinstitute/ledform.html)

Earn Continuing Education Units

Participants earn twenty CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and receive a Continuing Education Certificate in LED lighting technology.

Hotel Accommodations
Nearby hotel (across street) is offering special rate.

NY State Scholarship
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) may fund scholarships for this course. NY State residents may apply for these scholarships by checking appropriate box on the registration form.


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.”