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Outreach Education

"When you can measure what you are speaking about... you know something about it." – Lord Kelvin

Now more than ever, in today’s uncertain world, accurate and meaningful measurements are essential for charting a path forward in lighting. The LRC’s outreach education programs are grounded in our long-standing ability to ask the right questions and to perform accurate measurements to answer them. These courses not only provide insights, they also allow participants to interact with LRC experts and each other to get their own questions answered. The LRC’s outreach education courses give professionals the knowledge and skills they need to improve their job performance while advancing our collective understanding of lighting and its impact on key factors like human health, carbon emissions, value chains, and economic development.

Currently, we offer the following outreach education programs:


3D Printing for Lighting
This online course is designed for professionals from the lighting, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, and related industries to understand the possibilities of additive manufacturing for lighting and to learn more about each industry's needs and capabilities.

Photometry Institute
This online course informs engineers, technicians, and testing personnel from lighting and related companies about the latest developments in photometric testing and evaluation, including new testing requirements for solid-state light sources and systems.

UV Measurement and Application
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a growing interest in the use of UV (ultraviolet) systems for disinfection in a range of applications, including water treatment, HVAC systems, public transportation, health care and long-term care settings, offices, and more. This online course will assist lighting specifiers, facility managers, end-users, and others to ensure that the UV systems they select are safe, applied properly, and effective at providing required disinfection properties.

LIVE! From the LRC
The LRC periodically presents one-hour webinars on leading-edge topics in lighting.




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