The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  recently released an interactive video that offers guidance about selecting and installing LED lighting. The video was designed for contractors, builders, electricians and others who professionally install LED lighting. Many homeowners will find it useful, too.
Topics include product selection, advantages and challenges of LED products, economic calculations, installation tips and links to other available resources. Viewers can earn professional continuing education credits by watching the video and using the interactive features. The project was funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority  (NYSERDA).
“Our goal with this video is to provide guidance for navigating the increasing number of LED lighting options in today’s marketplace, along with useful information on how to install these products,” says Jeremy Snyder, LRC Director of Energy Programs, who led the project and narrated the video.
“This project will help electricians and others who install lighting learn the ins and outs of LED lighting,” says Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO, NYSERDA. “This video offered by the Lighting Research Center will help transform the lighting market and aligns with Governor Cuomo’s support of increasing energy efficiency in homes and businesses.”
The interactive video is available to the public completely free of charge, and no login or registration is required. It can be accessed from any computer with the free Adobe Flash Player installed: http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/resources/JSFlash/LEDforContractors/LEDForContractorsv20.html 
In addition, the video complements the NYSERDA-funded, LRC-developed interactive website Lighting Patterns for Homes  to help homeowners, contractors and builders choose the right light bulbs, fixtures and controls to maximize energy savings, calculate lighting costs, and design quality lighting.
To access the Lighting Patterns for Homes website, visit http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/patternbook .