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Summer 2008
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Watt Stopper LegrandWatt 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.  Full story. . .

Load-Shed Ballast Technology Receives LFI 2008 Technical Innovation Award

A technology developed by the LRC and modified by OSRAM SYLVANIA was honored with a Technical Innovation Award at LightFair International (LFI) 2008, North America's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show.  Full story. . .

LED Lighting InstituteLRC Hosts LED Lighting Institute September 2008

The LRC will once again host a three-day, hands-on seminar September 23-25, 2008, to teach industry professionals how to incorporate light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into lighting applications.  Full story. . .

New Approach Sheds Light on Ways Circadian Disruption Affects Human Health

A recent LRC study provides a new framework for studying the effects of circadian disruption on breast cancer, obesity, sleep disorders, and other health problems.  Full story. . .

New ASSIST Guidelines Issued for Testing LEDs Used in Decorative Lighting

Recommendations provide manufacturers a method of measuring the performance of LED light engines and lamps used in decorative lighting fixtures that provide general illumination and aesthetics, such as chandeliers, wall sconces, pendants, and table lamps.  Full story. . .

New NLPIP Initiative to Evaluate Emerging SSL Products

The National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) offers a new opportunity to rapidly measure, update, and disseminate system performance information of emerging solid-state lighting (SSL) products.  Full story. . .

Field Study Verifies Unified System of Photometry Conserves Street Lighting Energy

The LRC completed a field study to evaluate whether a proposed alternative to conventional photometry can conserve energy from street lighting while maintaining or improving perceptions of visibility, safety, and security.  Full story. . .

Photo of blue/green glassesCircadian Math: One plus One Doesn’t Always Equal Two

In a new study published in the June issue of Neuroscience Letters, LRC researchers demonstrated that when it comes to the circadian system, not all light exposure is created equal.  Full story. . .

Lighting Technology Greenhouse Reaches Out to Business Community

The Lighting Technology Greenhouse (LTG) program, a collaborative effort between the LRC and Linc – The Lighting Cultivator™, is partnering with technology development organizations to help foster the commercialization of new lighting innovations.  Full story. . .

Undergraduate Program Opens Doors to Careers in Life Sciences in Lighting

Three undergraduate students majoring in health science, neuroscience, and biology recently completed an intensive, eight-week education and research program focused on the impact of light on human health and well-being.  Full story. . .

LRC Evaluates Need for Energy Efficient Lighting Center in Sri Lanka

The LRC was asked to investigate the potential for the establishment of a Regional Center of Excellence in Energy Efficient Lighting (RCEEL) in Sri Lanka to serve Sri Lanka and seven other South Asian countries.  Full story. . .

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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