Lighting Research Center

Advancing the effective use of light for society and the environment

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Since 1994, the DELTA program has produced more than 40 case studies at sites ranging from schools to office buildings to senior housing, along with numerous outdoor locations. The reports are written for lighting specifiers, building managers, architects, and others who design and install lighting, and are available for free download.

Each case study, carefully documented to include sample specifications and dimensions, is evaluated by a consistent methodology addressing energy use, maintenance, environmental impact, occupant acceptance, and performance.

Lessons learned from these evaluations teach lighting specifiers about compatibility of lighting equipment, system performance, and ways to improve their own lighting designs. DELTA reduces a specifier's risk of using new technologies through objective performance evaluation.

Contact Jennifer Brons, Program Director, for more information about collaborating with DELTA.

Previous DELTA Sponsors

Advance Transformer Co.
Alliance for Solid-state Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST)
Bonneville Power Administration
Center for Future Energy Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Connecticut Light and Power Company
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
GE Lighting
Gerry Foundation, Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
LaMar Lighting
Ledalite Architectural Products, Inc.
New York City Department of Design and Construction
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
Northeast Utilities System
Ontario Hydro
Rochester Gas and Electric
Sullivan Renaissance
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Watt Stopper/Legrand

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