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Summer 2008
Watt Stopper/Legrand Joins LRC Partners Program

The Lighting Research Center welcomes leading lighting controls manufacturer Watt Stopper/Legrand as the newest member of the LRC Partners Program. The program coordinates the efforts of public and private organizations to advance lighting research, education, and technology.

“Over the years we have had a great relationship with Watt Stopper, and we are pleased about the company’s commitment to developing new technologies and innovations through the collaborative efforts of the LRC Partners Program,” said Mark Rea, Ph.D., LRC director.

Watt Stopper/Legrand logoThrough the Partners Program, the LRC develops customized research and education programs that meet Partner needs while advancing the effective use of light for society and the environment.

“Watt Stopper/Legrand is proud to grow our relationship with the LRC and expand our efforts to advance lighting solutions that make buildings and homes more energy efficient,” says Watt Stopper President Jerry Mix.

In addition to Watt Stopper/Legrand, current LRC partners include California Energy Commission, GE Lighting, Genlyte Group, Hunter Fan, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc., Philips Lighting, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Xcel Energy

Look for announcements about additional new Partners in the next issue!

About Watt Stopper/Legrand
Watt Stopper/Legrand is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting controls for commercial and residential use. The company helps customers find convenient ways to save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes with a comprehensive range of products, programs, and services. Legrand, located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks. For more information, please visit

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

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