Source Newsroom: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Expanded Four-Day Session with New Content on OLEDs
Newswise — 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 light-emitting diodes (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,” said 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,” said 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 (NYSERDA) may fund partial scholarships for this course for New York State residents.
For more information or to register, visit the LED Lighting Institute Web site at http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/education/outreachEducation/InHouseInstitute.asp.
The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) was established in 2002 by the Lighting Research Center as a collaboration between researchers, manufacturers, and government organizations. ASSIST’s mission is to enable the broad adoption of solid-state lighting by providing factual information based on applied research and by visualizing future applications. The Lighting Research Center conducts research, demonstration, and educational activities on behalf of ASSIST. ASSIST is sponsored by 3M; Acuity Brands Lighting; Amerlux; Bridgelux; Cirrus Logic; Cooper Industries; Cree; Dow Corning; Federal Aviation Administration; GE Lighting Solutions; ITRI, Industrial Technology Research Institute; Intematix Corp.; LG Electronics; LG Innotek; Lite-On; New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); OSRAM SYLVANIA/OSRAM Opto Semiconductors; Philips Lighting; POSCO LED; Samsung; Sharp Laboratories of America; Seoul Semiconductor; Toshiba; United States Environmental Protection Agency; WattStopper. Visit www.lrc.rpi.edu/assist.
About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. The LRC offers the world's premier graduate education in lighting, including one- and two-year master's programs and a Ph.D. program. Since 1988 the LRC has built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. The LRC also provides training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals. Visit www.lrc.rpi.edu.
About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological university. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. Rensselaer faculty are known for pre-eminence in research conducted in a wide range of fields, with particular emphasis in biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and the media arts and technology. The Institute is well known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development.