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The Lighting Research Center is the world's leading university-based research and education organization devoted to lighting—from technologies to applications and energy use, from design to health and vision.


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The LRC is hiring
Work with the world’s leading center for lighting research and education. Energetic people with experience in lighting design, applications and product testing, or in electronic and communication engineering should send their qualifications to

Special Notices

Light & Health Program Director Featured in Circadian Lighting Video

Programs                           View entire list

Daylight Dividends - Using daylighting

DELTA - Energy efficiency case studies

DesignWorks - Lighting design services

Energy - Efficient products and practices

Light and Health - Visual, circadian systems

NLPIP - Product testing

Solid-State Lighting - Improving, using LEDs

Transportation Lighting - Vehicle, roadway, signal

Education Programs

Graduate Education

Master's and Ph.D. degree programs in lighting

LED Lighting Institute

Hands-on workshop on LED lighting components, systems, and design

Light and Health Institute

Two-day seminars that teach the many ways in which light affects, and can be used to improve, health and wellbeing

Photometry Institute  

Two-day seminars about the latest developments in photometric testing and evaluation

Outdoor Lighting Institute  

Two-day seminars on outdoor lighting design to reduce energy use and light pollution while improving safety and security

Daylight Institute

Two-day seminars on daylighting design and daylighting control specification

Lighting Education Online

For building, design, and facility management professionals who want to learn more about light and lighting

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Interactive Lighting Design Website Launched to Support Health and Wellbeing of Older Adults

healthy plantsA team of researchers at the LRC have created a portfolio of lighting patterns, available via an interactive website, to help lighting and healthcare professionals select and place luminaires that support circadian health and wellbeing, while supporting the vision and orientation needs of older adults.  Full story...

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Lighting Patterns for Homes
Click to see this new guide for selecting quality, efficient lighting for homes.

Working with the LRC

 Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies - Industry, academia, and government working together to advance LED lighting.
Light and Health Alliance — A collaborative initiative now forming to bridge the science of light and health to practical applications, and to provide objective information based on basic and applied research.
Lighting Energy Alliance — Conducting research to increase the benefits of lighting while reducing its environmental and monetary costs.
Partners Program - Collaboration of academia, industry, public benefit agencies, and government to advance the effective use of light.
Project Sponsorship - Sponsor a research project.

Regional Centre for Lighting - Advancing sustainable lighting and making it affordable in South Asia to improve the well-being of citizens and the countries within the region

Transportation Lighting Alliance - Cooperative research into lighting for vehicles, roadways, and signage.
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