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Troy, NY -  1/23/2004

Lighting Research Center's LED Lighting Institute set for April 21-23, 2004

Lighting designers, specifiers, and other professionals are encouraged to enroll now

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) will hold its intensive three-day LED Lighting Institute on April 21-23, 2004. Seating is limited for this popular program, so we recommend early registration. For more information, contact Dan Frering at (518) 687-7149 or email

LRC experts will provide instruction for lighting fixture designers and manufacturers, lighting specifiers, and other professionals interested in learning more about this rapidly evolving lighting technology. The course provides in-depth training and hands-on experience in working with the latest LED technologies for a variety of applications.

Students will observe hands-on demonstrations, learn to design lighting installations using LEDs, learn to select and specify LED lighting system components, experiment with LED lighting technology, learn to match application requirements with available technologies, learn about the latest LED research and testing information, earn 20 Continuing Education Units, and receive an LRC Continuing Education Certificate in LED lighting.


Nadarajah Narendran, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the LRC's Director of Research. Dr. Narendran is one of the world's leading authorities in LED and solid-state lighting technologies.

John Van Derlofske, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor at Rensselaer and Head of Transportation Lighting at the LRC. Dr. Van Derlofske is an expert in non-imaging illumination system and optical design.

Jean Paul Freyssinier, lighting design specialist at the LRC. Mr. Freyssinier works with other LRC staff in designing and evaluating lighting applications and demonstrations, in conducting and presenting research projects, and in developing curriculum.

April 21: LED Basics, Hands-on Laboratory Session
April 22: Lighting Design Workshop, LED fixture design considerations, LRC Research Update
April 23: Fixture Development and Application, Hands-on Sessions

Fees and Registration<

Fee: $1,200 includes all course materials, manuals, continental breakfasts, and buffet lunches
Deposit: $600 with balance due by April 9, 2004
Registration form: (at

Earn Continuing Education Units

Participants earn twenty CEUs (Continuing Education Units) and receive a Continuing Education Certificate in LED lighting technology.

Hotel Accommodations
Nearby hotel (across street) is offering special rate.

NY State Scholarship
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) may fund scholarships for this course. NY State residents may apply for these scholarships by checking appropriate box on the registration form.

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 light and human health, transportation lighting and safety, solid-state lighting, energy efficiency, and plant health. 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. Learn more at

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America's first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration.