The Lighting Research Center  (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold a four-day, hands-on seminar May 14-17, 2013, to teach industry professionals how to incorporate LEDs and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) into lighting applications.
“We expanded our LED Lighting Institute to add new content on OLEDs not included in past sessions and also added more time for industry professionals to participate in hands-on sessions using LEDs and OLEDs,” says Dan Frering, LRC Manager of Education. “At our new four-day institute, LRC experts will help participants learn about these quickly evolving solid-state lighting technologies in a small classroom setting.”
The LED Lighting Institute teaches the latest advances in solid-state lighting technologies and research, strengths and weaknesses of these technologies, and selecting and specifying solid-state lighting system components. Participants learn how to incorporate solid-state lighting technologies into the design of architectural lighting fixtures, develop lighting systems and design lighting applications. Hands-on demonstrations of a full range of LED and OLED technologies used in a variety of applications allow participants to compare technologies and related system components from a variety of manufacturers and learn about operating characteristics, rated-life, lumen output, distribution and other important specification factors. The program culminates with the participants designing, building and evaluating their own lighting fixtures.
“The LED Lighting Institute offers objective information on current lighting technologies so that participants gain realistic expectations for using LEDs and OLEDs in place of traditional light sources,” says N. Narendran, Ph.D., Director of Research and head of the Solid-State Lighting Program at the LRC. “In addition, participants learn methods for measuring and quantifying LED and OLED performance.”
This intensive workshop continues to grow in popularity, and Frering suggests early registration, as enrollment is limited to 30 students and sessions fill up quickly. Those who sign up by April 19, 2013 will receive a discount on the registration fee. More than 500 people from around the globe have completed the course, which is held in spring and fall each year.
Participants will earn continuing education units (CEUs) equal to 30 hours of instruction for attending the LED Lighting Institute and will receive an LRC Continuing Education Certificate in LED Lighting. In addition, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority may fund partial scholarships for this course for New York State residents.
For more information or to register, visit the LED Lighting Institute website at http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/education/outreachEducation/InHouseInstitute.asp .