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Interactive Video Helps Contractors, Builders, Electricians Select and Install LED Lighting
August 8, 2013

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently released an interactive video that offers guidance about selecting and installing LED lighting. The video was designed for contractors, builders, electricians, and others who professionally install LED lighting—and many homeowners will find it useful, too. Topics include product selection, advantages and challenges of LED products, economic calculations, installation tips, and links to other available resources. Viewers can earn professional continuing education credits by watching the video and using the interactive features. The project was funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

“Our goal with this video is to provide guidance for navigating the increasing number of LED lighting options in today’s marketplace, along with useful information on how to install these products,” said Jeremy Snyder, LRC director of energy programs, who led the project and narrated the video.

“This project will help electricians and others who install lighting learn the ins and outs of LED lighting,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO, NYSERDA. “This video offered by the Lighting Research Center will help transform the lighting market and aligns with Governor Cuomo’s support of increasing energy efficiency in homes and businesses.”
 
The interactive video is available to the public completely free of charge, and no login or registration is required. It can be accessed from any computer with the free Adobe Flash Player installed: http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/resources/JSFlash/LEDforContractors/LEDForContractorsv20.html
 
In addition, the video complements the NYSERDA-funded, LRC-developed interactive website Lighting Patterns for Homes to help homeowners, contractors and builders choose the right light bulbs, fixtures and controls to maximize energy savings, calculate lighting costs, and design quality lighting. To access the Lighting Patterns for Homes website, please visit http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/patternbook.
 
About NYSERDA
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975. For more information about NYSERDA, visit http://nyserda.ny.gov or follow on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.
 

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.

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