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Troy, N.Y. -  6/3/2013

Fall Dates for LED Lighting Institute, Photometry Institute, Outdoor Lighting Institute Announced

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold three Institutes this Fall for industry professionals. The Institutes will be held at the LRC in Troy, New York.
LED Lighting Institute: September 10-12, 2013
The LED Lighting Institute is a 3-day, hands-on seminar that teaches industry professionals how to incorporate light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) into lighting applications. The workshop includes new content on OLEDs and more time for industry professionals to participate in hands-on sessions using LEDs and OLEDs. LRC experts help participants learn about these quickly evolving solid-state lighting technologies in a small classroom setting. The program culminates with participants designing, building, and evaluating their own lighting fixtures.
Photometry Institute: October 8-9, 2013
The Photometry Institute is a 2-day, hands-on seminar that teaches industry professionals about the latest developments in photometric testing and evaluation, including new testing requirements for solid-state light sources and systems. Engineers, technicians, testing personnel, product developers and designers from lighting and related companies will come away with the knowledge and skills needed to establish and conduct photometric testing and evaluation of a wide range of lighting products and systems. The Institute is held at the LRC’s extensive photometric laboratories, accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP lab code: 200480-0).
Outdoor Lighting Institute: October 16-17, 2013
The Outdoor Lighting Institute is a 2-day, hands-on seminar that teaches engineers, lighting designers, municipal officials, utility personnel and others how to effectively design, specify, and commission energy-efficient outdoor lighting installations for a variety of sites and locations including streets and roadways, parking areas, parks, and pedestrian areas. The goal of the training program is to provide the knowledge and tools needed to develop outdoor lighting installations that substantially reduce energy use and light pollution while improving safety and security.

About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC conducts research in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting and safety, energy efficiency, and plant pathology. LRC lighting scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in research, technology, design, and human factors, collaborate with a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, developing innovative lighting solutions for projects that range from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to U.S. Navy submarines to hospital neonatal intensive-care units. In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. in lighting and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. With 35 full-time faculty and staff, 15 graduate students, and a 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory space, the LRC is the largest university-based lighting research and education organization in the world.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America's first technological research university. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering; the sciences; information technology and web sciences; architecture; management; and the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Rensselaer faculty advance research in a wide range of fields, with an emphasis on biotechnology, nanotechnology, computational science and engineering, data science, and the media arts and technology. The Institute has an established record of success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace, fulfilling its founding mission of applying science "to the common purposes of life."