Lighting Research Center

Advancing the effective use of light for society and the environment

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SSL Education Programs

The Lighting Research Center offers multiple professional and graduate education options in solid-state lighting and related topics.

LED Lighting Institute – A three-day, hands-on workshop on LEDs, OLEDs, connected lighting, and 3D component printing, culminating with participants designing, building, and evaluating their own fixtures.

Graduate Education – Master's and Ph.D. programs in lighting offered through the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

LED Lighting Summer Internship for Undergraduates – An eight-week paid summer internship program for undergraduates and recent graduates from engineering, physics, science, architecture, or industrial design who are interested in conducting research and learning more about the LED lighting field. Co-funded by ASSIST and other industry partners.

Outdoor Lighting Institute – A two-day course for engineers, lighting designers, municipal officials, utility personnel and others that provides the knowledge and tools needed to develop outdoor lighting installations that substantially reduce energy use and light pollution while improving safety and security

Photometry Institute – A two-day, hands-on course about the latest developments in photometric testing and evaluation, including new testing requirements for solid-state light sources and systems.

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