LRC Photometry Institute Seminar
October 24-25, 2012
Troy, New York
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. The Lighting Research Center (LRC) has developed a new professional lighting seminar, the Photometry Institute. In this 2-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-accredited photometric laboratories.
The 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-bird registration is encouraged.
For complete information and registration information, visit www.lrc.rpi.edu/education/outreachEducation/PhotometryInstitute.asp.