Lighting Research Center Expands Lighting Course Content with 3D Printing

Lighting Research Center Expands Lighting Course Content with 3D Printing

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Lighting Research Center adds Additive Manufacturing to Course Content of LED Lighting Institute

Building upon the research expansion taking place in the SSL Program at Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center, the LRC’s biannual LED Lighting Institute is also expanding its horizons with connected lighting and 3D printing for lighting professionals.

Connected Lighting and 3D Printing for Lighting Industry Professionals

The next course at the LRC, scheduled for Nov. 15-17, 2016, in Troy, New York, includes a 3-day seminar for industry professionals. The seminar covers the latest advances in LED and SSL technology. Next to that, it will include new content related to connected lighting and 3D printing – two up-and-coming fields where the SSL industry can add value and reap benefits for producers and the users of their equipment.

3D Printing of Lighting components. Picture: Lighting Research Center.
3D Printing of Lighting components. Picture: Lighting Research Center.

3D Printing of Lighting Components

To support the SSL industry through research that shows the value of lighting beyond energy savings, LRC has set a course in the last year. Embracing the trends toward customization and data analytics, SSL research is now evolving to include new developments such as connected lighting (Internet of Things (IoT), and 3D printing of lighting components. The LED Lighting Institute will highlight these growing trends in the SSL marketplace and help participants learn more about state-of-the-art research in these fields.

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LED Lighting Institute teaches the best methods for incorporating LEDs and OLEDs into architectural lighting fixture designs and lighting systems. Picture: LRC

Lighting Beyond Energy Savings

With the core component of this course being LED and OLED technology, those who attend the LED Lighting Institute will learn the best methods for incorporating LEDs and OLEDs into architectural lighting fixture designs and lighting systems, and compare system components from a wide variety of manufacturers to determine operating characteristics, rated life, lumen output, distribution, and other important specification factors. The program culminates with participants designing, building, and evaluating their own lighting fixtures.

Workshop Popularity is Growing

This intensive workshop continues to grow in popularity, so early registration is recommended as enrollment is limited to 30 students. Meanwhile, over 800 people from around the globe have completed the course, which is held in spring and fall each year.

For more information or to register, visit: http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/education/outreachEducation/InHouseInstitute.asp

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