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2017

9/18/2017
LRC Collaborating With Cornell on $6.5 Million Grant From USDA to Develop the Next Generation of Grapes

9/14/2017
LRC Recruiting Daytime Participants for Paid Study: Investigating the Alerting Effects of Light

9/12/2017
Lighting Research Center Holds Annual Conference With More Than 100 Attendees

8/30/2017
LRC Recruiting Nighttime Participants for Paid Study: Investigating the Alerting Effects of Light

8/25/2017
Lighting Patterns for Healthy Buildings Website Expanded to Include Designs for the Healthcare Environment

8/21/2017
LRC Professor Mark Rea to Deliver Invited Lecture at U.S. Office of Naval Research

8/18/2017
LRC Recruiting Daytime Participants for Paid Study: Investigating the Alerting Effects of Light

8/15/2017
LRC Light and Health Research Applied in the Field, Changing Architectural Practice

8/7/2017
LRC Director Mariana Figueiro Co-Authors NIH Report on the Effects of Light on Human Health

7/28/2017
Rensselaer to Host CORM/ISCC Technical Conference on Lighting Research and Measurement

7/26/2017
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Names New Director of Lighting Research Center

7/25/2017
LRC Analysis of Energy Efficient Highway Lighting Selected as AASHTO Sweet Sixteen High Value Research Project

7/19/2017
LRC Recruiting Nighttime Participants for Paid Study: Investigating the Alerting Effects of Light

7/10/2017
LRC Releases New Version of Circadian Stimulus Calculator with Expanded Functionality

6/26/2017
LRC Develops Accelerated Prediction Method for LED System Life

6/9/2017
LRC Recruiting Participants for Paid Study: Investigating the Alerting Effects of Light

5/31/2017
LRC Graduate Students Earn Prestigious Scholarships, Awards

5/24/2017
LRC Recruiting Participants for Paid iPad Study

5/22/2017
LRC Study Finds Robust Morning Light Improves Sleep and Mood, Lowers Stress in Office Workers

5/12/2017
LRC Communications Team Earns Award for Research News, Constituent Engagement

5/9/2017
Rensselaer Professor Mariana Figueiro to Present at LIGHTFAIR

4/26/2017
LRC Lighting Workshop Student Light Art Installation to be Unveiled May 4

4/6/2017
LRC Releases New Book Celebrating Collaborations with LRC Partners, Alliance Members, Sponsors

3/2/2017
LRC M.S. in Lighting Student Receives IESNYC Scholarship

3/1/2017
LRC Research Featured in Architectural Lighting Magazine

2/14/2017
Expanded LED Lighting Institute Includes 3D Printing, Connected Lighting

2/10/2017
Indika Perera Named Recipient of ARCC Dissertation Award Honorable Mention

2/1/2017
Rensselaer Professor Mariana Figueiro Invited to Present NIH Webinar

2016

12/7/2016
LRC Releases Free, Open Access Circadian Stimulus Calculator

12/1/2016
LRC Scientist to Moderate Panel Session on the Health Impacts of LED Roadway Lighting

11/4/2016
Rensselaer Professor Mariana Figueiro Invited to Present at Mount Sinai

11/1/2016
M.S. in Lighting Program Now Offers Paid Post-Graduation Externship

10/3/2016
LRC Expands LED Lighting Institute Course Content to Connected Lighting, 3D Printing

9/26/2016
LRC Expands SSL Research Capabilities to Connected Lighting, 3D Printing

9/20/2016
LRC Doctoral Students, Research Scientists Present Innovative Technology Research at SPIE Conference

8/16/2016
Plant Pathologist Jaimin Patel Joins the LRC

8/10/2016
LRC Summer Interns Investigate Solid-State Lighting Issues

8/5/2016
Are "plug and play" control-integrated luminaires ready for prime time?

7/5/2016
LRC Director to Take Academic Sabbatical, Figueiro Named Acting Director

6/30/2016
LRC Issues Response to AMA Report on LED Lighting

6/6/2016
LRC Issues New DELTA Report: Mogul Screw-base LED Replacement Lamps for High Bay Environments

6/1/2016
NIH Releases Video of Mariana Figueiro's Presentation at Light at Night Workshop

5/3/2016
Lighting Research Center Announces Besal Lighting Education Fund Award Recipient

4/15/2016
Tailored Lighting Improves Quality of Life for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease

3/14/2016
Mariana Figueiro Presents at NIH Workshop on Light at Night

2015

12/2/2015
Light & Health Program Director Featured in NLB Circadian Lighting Video

11/10/2015
Lighting Research Center Launches Interactive Lighting Design Website to Support Health and Wellbeing of Older Adults

10/6/2015
USDA-NIFA Awards $1.7 Million for Light and Plants Research

9/23/2015
Zia Eftekhar to Give Keynote at LRC's Partner-Alliance Event

9/22/2015
NIOSH-CDC Awards $2.2 Million for Light and Health Research to the Lighting Research Center

8/10/2015
Summer Interns Investigate Solid-State Lighting Issues

7/20/2015
NLPIP Releases Report on Wired and Wireless Lighting Controls

6/18/2015
LRC Evaluates Advanced Headlight Systems for Transportation Lighting Alliance

6/4/2015
LRC Study Shows Uniform Lighting in Parking Lots Provides Better Sense of Security, 75% Energy Savings

6/1/2015
Measurement Procedure for Quantifying Perceptible Flicker Proposed in LRC's ASSIST recommends Publication

5/19/2015
LRC Study on Emergency Visual Alarms Published

5/13/2015
Adolescents More Sensitive Than Adults to Light from Tablets and Other Self-Luminous Devices

5/8/2015
Lighting Research Center Announces Besal Lighting Education Fund Award Recipient

4/27/2015
LRC Issues New Guide to Selecting LED Troffers

4/22/2015
Lighting Research Center to Establish OLED Lighting Education and Application Program to Assist Manufacturers, OLED Industry

4/6/2015
LED Lighting Institute Offers Hands-on Learning

4/2/2015
LRC Doctoral Student's Paper Most Popular SPIE Digital Library Download

3/16/2015
Mariana Figueiro to Deliver Keynote at Light Symposium 2015

1/28/2015
Mariana Figueiro Appointed to Editorial Board of Sleep Health Journal

1/8/2015
LRC Examines Mogul Base LED Replacement Lamps, Authors New Report

2014

12/15/2014
Rensselaer Professors Meet with Nobel Laureate Hiroshi Amano at the Swedish Energy Agency

12/9/2014
LRC Research Confirms Rudolph's Red Nose is the Right Color

11/10/2014
LRC Produces New Video on Lighting Value Metrics

9/23/2014
LRC Partners with NYSERDA and NYSDOT to Develop Sustainable Roadway Lighting Seminars, Guidebook

9/12/2014
Mariana Figueiro Invited to Present at Mount Sinai Grand Rounds

7/1/2014
Mariana Figueiro to Speak at TEDMED 2014

6/18/2014
LRC Issues New DELTA Report: LED Lighting in a Campus Building

6/10/2014
Lighting Research Center Authors National Academies Report on New Roadway Lighting Technologies

5/12/2014
Lighting Research Center Launches Lighting Energy Alliance

2/12/2014
Residential Lighting One-Day Training Course

1/23/2014
LRC Announces New Light and Health Institute

2013

12/16/2013
New Light and Health Alliance at LRC

10/30/2013
NLPIP Releases Report on Plasma Lighting Systems

10/25/2013
Mariana Figueiro Elected Fellow of Illuminating Engineering Society

10/9/2013
LRC Evaluates Safety Impacts of Advanced Car Headlight Systems

8/8/2013
Interactive Video Helps Contractors, Builders, Electricians Select and Install LED Lighting

7/31/2013
LRC Designs New Skylight to Scoop Up Daylight, Save Energy

6/25/2013
LRC's ASSIST Publication Guides Managers of Multi-family Housing in Selecting LED Lighting

6/17/2013
LRC Demonstrates Advanced Building Infrastructure for Solid-State Lighting in Hollywood

6/7/2013
LRC Student Receives Illuminating Engineering Society Graduate Grant

6/3/2013
Fall Dates for LED Lighting Institute, Photometry Institute, Outdoor Lighting Institute Announced

6/3/2013
User-based Definition for Lamp Dimming Proposed in LRC's ASSIST recommends Publication

5/28/2013
LRC Student Receives Sylvan R. Shemitz Memorial Scholarship

5/20/2013
LRC Launches First Interactive, Online Lighting Design Resource for Homes

5/14/2013
LRC Researchers Receive Leon Gaster Award

5/3/2013
Lighting Research Center Innovation Featured in Scientific American

4/22/2013
Red Light Increases Alertness During "Post-Lunch Dip"

4/11/2013
LRC Professor Nadarajah Narendran Serves on National Academy of Sciences Solid-State Lighting Committee

4/3/2013
New Photometry Lab at the LRC

4/3/2013
LRC's 25th Anniversary Celebration

3/8/2013
Nadarajah Narendran to deliver keynote at NYS solid-state lighting conference

2/22/2013
Lighting Research Center Hosts LED Lighting Institute May 14-17, 2013

2/4/2013
Lighting Research Center and Penn State Researchers Identify Links Between Visibility and Safety From Roadway Lighting

1/14/2013
Ogilvy's Rory Sutherland to Give Keynote at Lighting Research Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration

2012

12/14/2012
Lighting Research Center Celebrates 25 Years of Research and Education

11/26/2012
Ecoluminance: LRC Develops New Method to Light Roundabouts

10/22/2012
"Blue" Light Could Help Teenagers Combat Stress

10/8/2012
Lighting Up the Aviation Industry

9/18/2012
LRC Researchers Propose New Metric to Help Architects and Green Builders Take Advantage of Daylighting

9/12/2012
Lighting Research Center Announces Besal Lighting Education Fund Award Recipients

8/21/2012
Depending on How Much and How Long, Light from Self-Luminous Tablet Computers Can Affect Evening Melatonin, Delaying Sleep

8/20/2012
Calculation methods for estimating detection and acceptance of LED light source flicker published in ASSIST recommends

8/7/2012
Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Solid-State Lighting Alliance

7/24/2012
LRC's Bullough Authors National Academies Report on LED Airfield Lighting

7/17/2012
Exposure to Light Could Help Alzheimer's Patients Sleep Better

7/12/2012
Lighting Research Center Hosts LED Lighting Institute September 18-20, 2012

7/12/2012
LRC Hosts Photometry Institute Seminar, October 24-25, 2012

6/21/2012
LS13: Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer To Host International Symposium

5/10/2012
Transportation Lighting Alliance Study from LRC Explores Pedestrian Safety at Roundabouts

4/17/2012
New Video Webisode Highlights Adult Eye Changes

3/28/2012
The Scientist Selects Dimesimeter as one of Top Ten Innovations of 2011

3/2/2012
Rensselaer Professor Invited to Give Trotter Paterson Memorial Lecture

2/14/2012
Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer To Host International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting

2/3/2012
LRC Presents Photometry Institute Seminar, April 11-12, 2012

1/9/2012
Load-Shed Ballast System Field Test Results Published

1/9/2012
Lighting Research Center Kicks Off 2012 Seminar Series for Manufacturers and Entrepreneurs

2011

11/21/2011
States Implementing Wipers-on, Headlamps-on Law See Reduction in Fatal Crashes According to Lighting Research Center Study

9/14/2011
LRC Study Challenges Claims that Satellite Images of Outdoor Lighting Predict Breast Cancer Incidence

9/13/2011
Innovative Lighting Technique Reduces Risk for Falls in Older Adults

9/7/2011
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Associate Professor Featured in New Book Published by Sally Ride Science Designed To Engage Young People in Science

8/19/2011
Lighting Research Center Hosts Outdoor Lighting Institute October 12-13, 2011

7/14/2011
Studies Published on Minimizing Flicker from SSL Systems; ASSIST to Release Related Recommendation

7/11/2011
"Best of Sleep Medicine 2011" Textbook Includes LRC Field Study Results on Impact of Light on Teens' Sleeping Habits

6/14/2011
LRC's ASSIST Recommendations Provide New Methods for Evaluating Street and Roadway Lighting, Estimating Discomfort Glare

6/13/2011
Spring Proves Fruitful for LRC Graduate Students

3/4/2011
New Guide Provides Daylighting Designs to Maximize Students' Health and Performance

2/22/2011
NLPIP Releases Report on Street Lighting Technologies Used in Residential Areas

2/3/2011
World Bank Group Selects LRC to Test LED-based, Off-grid Lighting Products in Support of Lighting Africa Program

1/26/2011
LRC Steers Collaborative Initiative To Achieve Sustainable Lighting in South Asia with LED Technology

2010

12/16/2010
Swedish Energy Agency Partners with Lighting Research Center

12/3/2010
LD+A Magazine Recognizes LRC Researcher as Future Leader in Lighting

11/16/2010
NLPIP Releases Addendum to Report on Street Lighting Technologies and Addresses Industry Comments

9/30/2010
National Lighting Product Information Program Releases New Report on Street Lighting Technologies

8/6/2010
Public Has Yet to Fully Embrace New Headlamp Technologies

7/26/2010
Exposure to Early Evening Sunlight in Spring Creates Teenage Night Owls

7/1/2010
LED Residential Under-cabinet Luminaires Report Available Online

6/30/2010
New ASSIST technical paper evaluates the impact of outdoor lighting on the human circadian system

6/25/2010
Researchers define light as it impacts the human circadian system

6/16/2010
ASSIST recommendation provides new metrics for specifying color properties in retail lighting

6/7/2010
DaySwitch Field Test Demonstrates Simple Daylight Harvesting Technology to Save Energy

5/6/2010
LED beacon lights on maintenance trucks are safe, economical alternatives to traditional rotating beacons

4/12/2010
LED Street Lighting Field Test Results Published

2/16/2010
Lack of Morning Light Keeping Teenagers Up at Night

2/3/2010
Lighting Research Center Announces Besal Lighting Education Fund Award Recipient

1/26/2010
Novel Crosswalk Lighting Improves Pedestrian Safety

2009

12/7/2009
Lighting Research Center Helps Catapult South Asia's Lighting Infrastructure into 21st Century

10/30/2009
Proven Method Available to Significantly Reduce Energy Consumption in Street Lighting

10/20/2009
Welch Allyn Global Headquarters Takes Advantage of Daylighting with Help from LRC DesignWorks

10/1/2009
Photovoltaic LED Outdoor Lighting System Field Test Results Published

9/21/2009
National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) releases new report on LED Lighting Products for Consumers

7/20/2009
Lighting Research Center Hosts LED Lighting Institute September 22-24, 2009

5/28/2009
Researchers Develop Light-Treatment Device to Improve Sleep Quality in the Elderly

3/16/2009
CFL Intelligence

3/13/2009
ASSIST recommendation provides new evaluation metric for parking lot luminaires

2/25/2009
New Daylight Institute Series

2/19/2009
Mesopic characterization of nighttime lighting described in new ASSIST guidelines

2/2/2009
Researchers Develop Method to Reduce Headlamp Glare and Maintain Maximum Roadway Visibility

2008

12/17/2008
Lighting Research Center’s LED Lighting Institute Goes "On the Road"

11/13/2008
Con Edison Joins As Newest Lighting Research Center Partner

11/4/2008
Lighting Research Center Celebrates 20 Years of Research and Education

9/11/2008
Lighting Research Center named recipient of U.S. Green Building Council’s 2008 Green Building Research Fund Grant

9/8/2008
LRC Develops Framework for Assessing Light Pollution

8/11/2008
New ASSIST guidelines issued for testing LEDs used in decorative lighting

7/16/2008
New Approach Sheds Light on Ways Circadian Disruption Affects Human Health

7/3/2008
Lighting Research Center Hosts LED Lighting Institute September 23-25, 2008

6/6/2008
Circadian Math: One Plus One Doesn’t Always Equal Two

6/3/2008
Lighting Research Center paves the way for commercially viable, high efficiency demand response ballast

2/28/2008
Bright Idea: LRC Launches New Program To Support Growth of Lighting-Related Business

2/25/2008
Lighting Research Center Evaluates Integrated Classroom Lighting System

1/10/2008
National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) releases new report on residential downlights

2007

9/5/2007
(Rennselaer press release) Researchers Developing Device To Predict Proper Light Exposure for Human Health

2/26/2007
LRC Researcher Awarded Funding to Explore Effect of Light on Human Phototransduction

1/11/2007
Lighting Research Center and OSRAM SYLVANIA demonstrate new load-shedding technology to help reduce peak electric loads on the nation's stressed grid

2006

11/5/2006
Lighting Research Center forming collaborative group of researchers worldwide

7/24/2006
Researchers Examine How Headlight Glare May Affect Driving Behaviors and Roadway Safety

7/24/2006
Lighting Research Center Hosts LED Lighting Institute September 13-15, 2006

6/28/2006
ASSIST Draws Global Support to Advance the Applications of LED Technology

4/20/2006
Scientists Develop Simple Alternative for Harvesting Daylight and Saving Energy

4/19/2006
New Research May Decode Data from Rodent Cancer Studies for Use in Human Comparisons

4/18/2006
Leading Scientists Examine the Impact of Architectural Lighting on Breast Cancer

3/21/2006
Researchers Examine the Impact of Architectural Lighting on Breast Cancer

2/21/2006
Lighting Education Online Program Now Includes Residential Lighting Course

2/1/2006
Lighting Research Center Hosts LED Lighting Institute May 3-5, 2006

2005

12/14/2005
Electronic Walls and Ceilings Make it Easy to Change Lighting and Room Design

10/18/2005
Framework Developed for Testing How Lighting Can Affect Human Health

9/29/2005
Lighting Research Center Selected to Join FAA Centers of Excellence Program

8/29/2005
Lighting Research Center Awarded Contract to Redefine National Roadway Lighting Guidelines

8/1/2005
Lighting Research Center Hosts LED Lighting Institute September 21-23, 2005

7/26/2005
Light Treatment May Help Teens Wake for School

6/22/2005
Lighting Research Center Announces Lutron Scholarship Award Recipient

5/18/2005
LED technology saves energy, attracts shoppers to retail windows

4/11/2005
Breakthrough Technology Accelerates Solid-State Lighting

3/21/2005
Lighting Research Center partners with Boeing to develop aircraft lighting solutions

3/11/2005
LED Lighting Institute trains professionals for ‘next generation lighting’ in successful hands-on seminar

2/25/2005
Lighting Research Center industry group distributes guidelines for reporting LED life

2004

10/24/2004
Lighting Research Center studies LED technology for supermarkets

6/17/2004
Lighting Research Center to develop white-light LED illumination system using quantum dot nanomaterials

5/5/2004
Kennedy Towers revitalization project enlists help of students from Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center

2/2/2004
Lighting Research Center launches Live! from the LRC

1/23/2004
Lighting Research Center's LED Lighting Institute set for April 21-23, 2004

2003

10/28/2003
Bridges in Light symposium charts new course for lighting industry

10/2/2003
Shedding Light on Emergency Vehicles

9/12/2003
Lighting a new world:

9/9/2003
New publication examines and explains “full-spectrum” lighting

8/15/2003
Watt of Prevention Is Worth a Megawatt of Cure

2002

11/18/2002
Lighting Research Center to Present "Lighting the Bennington Battle Monument: Issues and Options"

10/15/2002
LRC Faculty are Keynote Speakers at International Lighting Conference

10/2/2002
Lighting Research Center hires Director of Energy Programs

9/23/2002
Lighting Research Center to Examine Issues and Options in Lighting the Bennington Battle Monument

9/23/2002
Lighting Research Center Probing Key to Good Night's Sleep for Persons with Alzheimer's

9/18/2002
Lighting Research Center Experts to present at International Lighting Research Symposium

9/18/2002
Lighting Research Center Announces New Publication

9/18/2002
Lighting Research Center Working to Reduce Light Pollution

7/29/2002
Lighting Research Center Experts present at International Society for Optical Engineering Conference

7/1/2002
LRC Develops Retinal Flux Density Meter

1/30/2002
Lighting Research Center forms Alliance to bring cutting edge technology to the marketplace

1/30/2002
Cutting Edge Research at Lighting Research Center May Change the Way we Light our World

1/18/2002
Lighting Research Center Staff Earn Lighting Certification

1/3/2002
Lighting Gas Stations Safely, Effectively

2001

10/5/2001
Lighting Research Center Innovative L.E.D. Lighting Institute Overwhelming Success

8/20/2001
Overwhelming demand prompts Lighting Research Center to hold second LED Lighting Institute

7/25/2001
Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center Web Site Tops Google™ Search Rankings

7/17/2001
Lighting Research Center offers unique LED Lighting Institute

6/1/2001
High-Intensity-Discharge Headlights Improve Visibility Study at Lighting Research Center cites safety benefits while acknowledging complaints of increased glare

5/23/2001
A Family of Lighting Innovators Honored at Lighting Research Center

5/15/2001
Lighting the Way to Independence

5/15/2001
Lighting Research Center and GE Fund, GE Lighting Launch Program to Increase Minority Recruitment

4/19/2001
Optical Research Associates establishes a scholarship at the Lighting Research Center

4/19/2001
Lighting Research Center offers Fiber Optics Lighting Institute

4/19/2001
LRC Students help Community fight Crime

3/19/2001
Lighting Research Center Director elected Fellow of Lighting Society in U.K.

1/26/2001
Lighting Research Center has new Communications Director

1/21/2001
Lighting Research Center Staff receive Awards

2000

11/20/2000
OSRAM SYLVANIA Donates $100,000 to Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center in Honor of Lighting Scientist

9/18/2000
Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center Wins Public Service Award from NYSERDA

8/16/2000
Mark Rea Wins Prestigious Lighting Award

7/25/2000
Lighting Research Center Wins Grant from AARP Andrus Foundation to Educate the Public about Lighting for Older Adults

7/24/2000
Lighting Research Center Releases New Publication, Updates Existing Publications with New Data

7/20/2000
Indians Participating in Lighting Course at LRC

6/27/2000
New Report Available on High-Frequency Electronic Ballasts for Fluorescent Lighting

5/9/2000
Center Wins Grant to Develop Course on Lighting and Health

3/27/2000
Online Update of Lighting Product Report Available

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