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Troy, NY -  2/2/2004

Lighting Research Center launches Live! from the LRC

. . .new live, interactive seminar series debuts March 24, 2004

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announces a new online educational seminar series designed to meet the needs of architects, engineers, facility managers, building owners, developers, energy service professionals, and other professionals needing a better understanding of light and lighting.

Live! from the LRC will bring lighting experts via the Internet to participants’ desktops to provide the latest information on important lighting topics. All that is needed to participate in these seminars is an Internet-connected computer and a telephone.

All participants will receive two university continuing education units (CEUs) for each seminar attended. These CEUs are accepted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council on Qualification for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), and other professional organizations.

Seminar Schedule

  • March 24, 2004 – 1:00-2:30pm EST - The Truth about Outdoor Lighting
  • April 14, 2004 - 1:00-2:30pm EST - Energy-Efficient and Load-Responsive Lighting
  • May 12, 2004 – 1:00-2:30pm EST - LEDs - The Solid-State Lighting Revolution
  • June 16, 2004 – 1:00-2:30pm EST - Light and Health

The cost for individual participants is $100 per seminar. Participants can save $50 when they register for all four seminars. The cost for groups (up to ten participants using one connection at a single site) is $150 per site per seminar. Save $100 when registering a group for all four seminars.

Participants may sign up for the session(s) by filling out the REGISTRATION FORM available online at and faxing or mailing it to the LRC. When the participation fee is processed, participants will receive, via email, a telephone connection number and password and an Internet address where they can view and download the seminar presentations.

Participants will then call in at the specified day and time to listen, learn, and participate in the seminar. They will access the web site specified and follow along on their computer while listening on the conference call as the presenters discuss the slides. After the presentations, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from leading lighting experts at the LRC.

For more information
To find out more about Live! From the LRC Internet teleconference seminars or any of the topics listed contact Dan Frering, LRC manager of education, at (518) 687-7149 or email at

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.