LRC Hosts Photometry Institute Seminar, October 24-25, 2012

Aug. 24, 2012
Date Announced: 24 Aug 2012 Troy, NY – Evaluation methods and testing requirements for LED and solid-state lighting products are rapidly changing as new standards, metrics, and labeling programs become available to the lighting industry. As a result, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) has developed a new professional lighting seminar, the Photometry Institute. The first Photometry Institute has drawn such a great response that the LRC will repeat the seminar, to be held again on October 24-25, 2012. In this two-day, interactive course, participants will come away with the knowledge and skills needed to establish and conduct photometric testing and evaluation of a wide range of lighting products and systems.This practical course is geared toward engineers, technicians, managers, testing personnel, and product designers who want to learn more about photometric, colorimetric, and related evaluation of lighting products and prototypes, including the latest requirements for testing LED and traditional lighting products. The course will include lectures, equipment demonstrations, and laboratory exercises guided by the LRC’s expert faculty and staff. The hands-on lessons will take place in the LRC’s extensive, NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program)-accredited photometric laboratories (LRC’s NVLAP lab code: 200480-0), located in Troy, New York.“The growing use of LEDs and solid-state lighting has led to many recent changes in lighting product requirements and evaluation methods,” explained Yiting Zhu, Ph.D., LRC manager of technology, testing, and evaluation. “In this course, we teach not only the basics of photometric measurement and equipment, but also how to interpret and apply photometric data when evaluating product prototypes and models.”The two-day course curriculum includes terminology and concepts used in lighting measurement and product evaluation; overviews of testing requirements for labeling programs such as ENERGY STAR®, Lighting Facts, and others; operation of various types of measurement equipment; best practices and protocols for photometric laboratories; LED and solid-state lighting testing requirements and evaluation methods; how to perform standard photometric and colorimetric measurements and calculations; and ways for a company to inexpensively assemble photometric testing capabilities in-house.The Photometry Institute is made possible through a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and is supported by the Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technology (ASSIST).Participants will earn two continuing education units (CEUs) for completing the Photometry Institute and will receive a Continuing Education Certificate in photometry. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Those who sign up by September 24, 2012 will receive a discount on the registration fee. New York State residents receive a 50 percent discount.For complete information and registration information, please visit

Rebekah Mullaney Lighting Research Center Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 518-687-7118 [email protected]

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