20 years in the trenches

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The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has enjoyed 20 years of active research and education, and, at any given moment, has more than 50 projects underway. The LRC recognizes that it is impossible to hire all the people necessary to advance its ambitious social and environmental research mission. There are smart and talented people out there doing basic and applied research that have no close association with the lighting industry or with lighting practice. The LRC has established a number of test methods, including a definition of LED system life and LED system performance under different temperature environments (open air, enclosed and insulated ceiling). The LRC is defining light in a totally new way. Light not only affects our ability to see, but it also regulates all of our recurring daily functions like the sleep-wake cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationLighting Design and Application: LD and A
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


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