As the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute nears its 30th anniversary, it has become apparent that the collaborations between LRC researchers and the leading manufacturers and government agencies that comprise the LRC Partners and Alliances have made a significant impact on the world around us—not only in advancing lighting technologies and applications, but in the way people think about light. To celebrate these powerful collaborations, the LRC has published a book featuring 20 projects that have shaped our world—from enabling the broad adoption of solid-state lighting, to improving human health and wellbeing, to training the next generation of leaders in lighting.
“The most effective collaborations occur when academia, industry and government serve as partners for transformation,” said LRC Director Mark Rea. “This has been the central philosophy for the LRC since its inception, exemplified by the collection of selected accomplishments in our book.”
The LRC Partners are Current, powered by GE; the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA); OSRAM; Philips Lighting; and the Swedish Energy Agency.
LRC Alliance members include:
-The Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST): Acuity Brands Lighting; Amerlux; BAE Systems; Bridgelux; Crystal IS; Current, powered by GE; Dow Corning; Eaton; Federal Aviation Administration; Finelite; Hubbell Lighting; Lumens; Lumileds; NYSERDA; Noveda Technologies; OSRAM; OSRAM Opto Semiconductors; Philips Lighting; Seoul Semiconductor; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
-The Light & Health Alliance: Acuity Brands; Cree; Current, powered by GE; Ketra; OSRAM; Philips Lighting; and USAI Lighting.
-The Lighting Energy Alliance: Efficiency Vermont, Energize Connecticut, and National Grid.
-The Transportation Lighting Alliance: Audi, Automotive Lighting, Hella, OSRAM, Lumileds, and Varroc Lighting.
At the end of the book, the LRC thanks the nearly 400 manufacturers, government agencies, and other organizations who have sponsored research at the LRC over the past 29 years.
An electronic version of the book is available at http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/resources/book/LRCBook.html.