LRC Announces Upcoming Seminars
March 19, 2014 - 11:42am
Emphasis on LED and OLED technologies, as well as how these affect human health, will be covered in the 2014 sessions.

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced its 2014 seminar schedule.

Attendees will earn Learning Units from the American Institute of Architects and/or Continuing Education Units. Courses are also eligible for LEED and NCQLP maintenance credits. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is providing funding to offset a portion of the registration fee for New York State residents.

Residential Lighting Technologies and Techniques Semiar

This one-day seminar aims to help contractors, homebuilders and others involved in residential lighting to select and install new lighting technologies like LEDs. Participants will handle actual lighting products (bulbs, fixtures, controls) to learn how these products operate, how they are interconnected and how and are installed. They will also redesign existing lighting plans to increase efficiency and estimate costs and energy savings. Seminars will be held across New York State: April 9 in Troy; April 30 in Newburgh; May 8 in Buffalo; May 14 in Elmira; May 15 in Syracuse; and October 1 in NYC.

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LED Lighting Institute

This three-day seminar will cover the latest on LED and OLED technologies. Through hands-on experience, participants will learn how to incorporate LED and OLED technologies into architectural lighting fixture designs, develop lighting systems using the unique characteristics of solid-state lighting, and compare LED and OLED system components from a variety of manufacturers to determine operating characteristics and other important specification factors. The seminar will be held May 13-15 at the LRC in Troy, NY.

For more information or to register, visit

Light and Health Institute

This two-day seminar for professionals in lighting, architecture, facility management, research and healthcare will provide the latest research and knowledge necessary to design and utilize efficient lighting to benefit health and wellbeing. This hands-on seminar will explore light’s effect on sleep, alertness and performance, as well as illustrate how light can be used to improve conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression and jet lag. The seminar will be held May 6-7 at the LRC in Troy, NY. Participants who register by April 15 will receive a Daysimeter (personal light measurement device) to wear for a two-week period prior to the Institute. During the Institute, LRC researchers will analyze the light exposure data collected and these participants will receive a report detailing their circadian entrainment during the two-week period.

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