When the Boeing company and the FAA needed to develop innovative, efficient lighting solutions, they turned to Rensselaer's Lighting Research Center.
The Dreamliner is a sleek, next-generation Boeing 787, a long-range twin-engine jetliner equipped with much of what the latest technology has to offer. The aircraft's modern carbon composite frame is at least 10 tons lighter than its traditional counterpart. It is also the most fuel-efficient commercial jet in the global market. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of the Dreamliner, though, is the interior— most noticeably the cabin— where passengers are greeted by a spacious domed entryway that's illuminated by dramatic overhead lighting, which resembles an infinite blue sky.
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