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2020 Webinars

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is presenting a series of monthly webinars on a variety of leading-edge topics in lighting. The live, one-hour webinars will include information on the latest research in lighting, and will be interactive to allow participants to ask questions of LRC researchers about each of the topics presented. Learn more and register today!

Webinar Topics and Schedule

LED InstallationLighting: Red, White, and Blue

April 14, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Presenters: Mariana Figueiro, Mark Rea, Andrew Bierman

When we think of lighting, we typically only think of white light. However, research is providing new information on the potential impacts of both short and long wavelengths of light. This webinar will present information on the impacts of both red and blue light on such issues as improving alertness for people, circadian entrainment, and even preventing diseases in plants. Presenters will also discuss the issue of blue light hazard.

LED InstallationUV: Beyond Red, White, and Blue

May 12, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Presenters: Mark Rea, Andrew Bierman

There is growing interest in the application of Ultraviolet (UV) energy for purposes ranging from disinfection in hospitals and other healthcare settings to preventing or combating several types of plant diseases in controlled-environment agriculture and in field production. This webinar will review recent research on the use of UV for a variety of applications. It will also provide information on UV safety and photodegradation issues.

Photometry Institute - May 19-20, 2020
A two-day hands-on course, taught at the LRC in Troy, New York, designed to inform 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. Learn more!
LED Lighting Institute - September 15-17, 2020
Popular seminar for industry professionals covering the latest in solid-state lighting (SSL), 3D printing and connected lighting systems. Learn to optimize lighting systems by understanding the unique characteristics of SSL technologies and the needs of different applications. Compare SSL system components and learn about lumen output, spectral distribution, and other important specification factors. Register today!!
Light and Health Institute - October 14-15, 2020 -
Sleep disorders are on the rise, with more than 70% of adults reporting that they obtain insufficient sleep at night. Light is the main factor impacting a person's sleep-wake cycle. People in modern society spend more than 90% of their time indoors without enough light to stimulate the "circadian clock." In the evening, the blue light from smartphones and computer screens makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed. Learn how to use the power of light to improve health and wellbeing in schools, offices, hospitals, and homes at the LRC Light and Health Institute in Troy, New York. Learn more!
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