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Wednesday, February 7, 2007
New Web site Provides Better Information, Functioning

By Jennifer Taylor

LRC Home Page
The new LRC Web home page.
The Lighting Research Center recently revamped the home page of its Web site to provide better information and navigation, including aids for the casual visitor wanting to learn more about lighting.
The new home page was designed to bring the kinds of research that the LRC conducts to the forefront, says Director of Communications Keith Toomey. This was achieved primarily by adding a news section and “portal pages” where visitors can learn more about different types of lighting.
“The portal pages serve as a jumping-off point for those who may either not know much about lighting, or they may be interested in a particular lighting subject but don’t know where to start looking for information on our expansive site,” Toomey said. The portal pages briefly summarize more than a dozen different types of popular lighting technologies and applications, and provide links to related LRC pages with more information. The portal pages can be found on the left side of the home page, under “Learn More.”
The home page’s prominent news section leads to a recently created newsroom where visitors and the media can read and subscribe to press releases and newsletters, and learn more about the LRC’s experts and their projects. “The newsroom is the best place to learn quickly what the LRC is all about, in a nutshell,” Toomey said.
The LRC will continue to expand its new look to the remainder of the Web site over the coming year. Visit www.lrc.rpi.edu.
About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. The LRC offers the world's premier graduate education in lighting, including one- and two-year master's programs and a Ph.D. program. Since 1988 the LRC has built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. The LRC also provides training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals. Visit www.lrc.rpi.edu.

Contact:lrcnewsletter@rpi.eduPhotos & Graphics:Dennis Guyon
Editor:Keith ToomeyWeb Production:Joann Coffey
Contributing Writers:Jennifer Taylor, Keith Toomey
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