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The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education—pioneering research in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting, energy, and plant pathology.

 

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Events Calendar
Dr. John Bullough will present "Headlamp Lighting Performance Evaluation" at the UN Working Party on Lighting and Light-Signaling Forum on Glare and Visibility, October 22 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Last Chance to Register for the LRC Photometry Institute -- a hands-on seminar for working professionals, October 23-24. Register today!


Dr. Mariana Figueiro will present the Keynote "A Healthy Dose of Light" at Illuminate Philadelphia on October 25.

Dr. Mariana Figueiro will present "Lighting and Dementia" at the Kongsberg Vision Meeting 2018 to be held Nov. 1 in Norway.

Dr. Mariana Figueiro will present "Light as a Stimulus for the Circadian System" at the 15th International Conference of Behavioral Medicine to be held Nov. 14-17 in Santiago, Chile.

Dr. N. Narendran will moderate the panel "Can 3D Printing Revolutionize the Lighting Industry?" at Strategies in Light, Feb. 28, 2019.

In the News

Dr. Jaimin Patel and Leora Radetsky are featured in Greenhouse Canada — exploring light as a way to mitigate disease in plants. Read the article.

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Programs

DELTA - Energy efficiency case studies

DesignWorks - Lighting design services

Energy - Efficient products and practices

Illumination for Plant Health - Plant disease control

Light and Health - Visual, circadian systems

NLPIP - Product testing

Solid-State Lighting - Improving, using LEDs

Transportation Lighting - Vehicle, roadway, signal


Education

Graduate Education

M.S. and Ph.D. programs in lighting—now offering a paid post-graduation externship option at a leading lighting manufacturer, design firm, or government organization

LED Lighting Institute

Hands-on workshop for industry professionals covering the latest advances in solid-state lighting, including IoT connected lighting, 3D printing...

Light and Health Institute

Two-day seminars that teach the many ways in which light affects, and can be used to improve, health and wellbeing

Photometry Institute  

Two-day seminars about the latest developments in photometric testing and evaluation

Outdoor Lighting Institute  

Two-day seminars on outdoor lighting design to reduce energy use and light pollution while improving safety and security

View all Outreach Education programs


Newsroom

USDA Awards Funding for Light and Plant Health Research to the LRC

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded funding to the Lighting Research Center to support new research that has the potential to address one of the grand challenges of this century—food security and the ability to sustainably feed a rapidly increasing world population. Learn more.





Lighting Patterns for Homes
A guide to lighting for health and wellbeing.

Lighting Patterns for Homes
A guide to selecting quality, efficient lighting for homes.

Working with the LRC

 Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies - Industry, academia, and government working together to advance LED lighting.
Illumination for Plant Health (IPH) program — Advancing sustainable, innovative strategies for plant disease control using the latest lighting technologies.
Bridging the science of light and health to practical applications, and providing objective information grounded in basic and applied research.
Conducting research to increase the benefits of lighting while reducing its environmental and monetary costs.
Collaboration of academia, industry, public benefit agencies, and government to advance the effective use of light.
Transportation Lighting Alliance Cooperative research into lighting for vehicles, roadways, and signage.
Project Sponsorship - Sponsor a research project.
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