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LIVE! From the LRC


A Web Conference Seminar

Reducing Lighting Energy Use in Residences:
Research Results and Guidance on LED Lighting and Controls

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET

LED Kitchen InstallationPresented by LRC researchers Jeremy Snyder, Jennifer Brons, and Dan Frering on December 6, 2017, this webinar provides guidance on reducing lighting energy use in residences. Two strategies will be discussed: using LED light sources throughout a home and using motion sensor controls in multifamily outdoor and common spaces. The results of two New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Residential Emerging Technologies and Accelerated Commercialization (ETAC) initiatives will be discussed. These include the findings from installing LED lighting at 11 residences, including new construction and retrofit projects, and LEDs with motion controls at 3 multifamily buildings across New York State. The projects were conducted by the Lighting Research Center and Taitem Engineering of Ithaca, NY. Topics will include energy savings, payback periods, occupant acceptance, installer experience, tips for installers, and further resources.

This webinar provides:

  • An understanding of energy savings, payback periods, and occupant acceptance that can be expected from LED lighting and motion control installations
  • Guidance on selecting LED products for residences
  • Tips for minimizing installer issues for motion sensor controls
  • Additional resources that are available for learning more about installing LED lighting in residences

Earn CEUs from your desktop

All participants will receive one (1) university continuing education unit (CEU) accepted by certification agencies and professional organizations.


$25 per person; free for New York State residents, LRC Partners and Lighting Energy Alliance members. All participants must register. See Registration, below.

Who should participate?

This seminar is designed to meet the needs of:

  • Architects of single and multifamily residences
  • Home builders
  • Efficiency contractors
  • Other lighting specifiers and installers

About the Presenters

Jeremy Snyder, MS —At Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center, Jeremy Snyder leads projects related to energy efficiency. He directs the Lighting Energy Alliance, which conducts research and outreach on behalf of member utilities and efficiency agencies. He also leads the National Lighting Information Program, which has been called "The Consumer Reports for lighting products." Some of Snyder's recent projects include the Lighting Patterns for Homes website, a demonstration of LED lighting in residences across New York State, an evaluation of wireless lighting controls, a study on using behavioral techniques to increasing occupants' use of light switches, development of a desktop lighting controller, and investigating energy savings from luminaire integrated controls. Snyder is also an award-winning video producer and has extensive experience with technical communication using interactive multimedia. Snyder was trained as a mechanical engineer and has previous experience in fuel cells, solar power, wind power, and hydrogen energy.

Jennifer Brons, MS, LC, Educator IALD —Jennifer Brons is a research scientist and adjunct professor of architecture at the LRC. She earned her bachelor's degree in architecture from U.C. Berkeley (cum laude) and her M.S. in Lighting from Rensselaer. Since 1997, her work at LRC has focused on lighting design applications and human factor studies for new lighting technologies. She heads the "DELTA" Program, a series of lighting case studies that are available to the public online. Brons coordinates the light pollution program entitled "Outdoor Site Lighting Performance" on behalf of lighting companies in North America and Europe. She teaches lighting design and develops educational material about how to use lighting more effectively, most recently including the LRC website: Lighting Patterns for Homes.

Daniel Frering, LC —Dan Frering is the director of educational programs and grants development at the LRC, where he directs the outreach and graduate education programs. His current research includes lighting in multifamily residential buildings, occupancy-controlled outdoor lighting, and energy efficient lighting systems. Frering is also currently developing educational programs on roadway lighting and commercial lighting retrofit and redesign. Frering is a council member of the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).


Registration Deadline: All registrations must be received by Monday, December 4 at 5 p.m. ET.
  1. Sign up for the session by filling out the REGISTRATION FORM and faxing or mailing it. You can also register by phone at (518) 687-7100.
  2. Once your participation fee is processed, you will receive an email confirmation.
  3. Prior to the event you will receive a Web link to connect to the conference and any additional instructions.

For more information

To find out more about the LIVE! From the LRC seminars contact Dan Frering, the LRC's director of educational programs, at (518) 687-7100 or via email.

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