Ongoing Events

Smart Lighting Sustainability Club

Please join us every Monday at 4pm, in CII 7128

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

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Research Experience for Teachers

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Synthesizing Light for the Benefit of Humanity

Imagine a world where efficient, digital lighting makes us healthier and more productive, produces significant energy savings, and provides wireless, optical access to the internet. The Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center is developing new technologies and applications to change the way society uses lighting.

In the News

March 20, 2014
RPI graduate student Kumar Modepalli received the best presentation award at the 29th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference(APEC) for his paper titled "Single stage dual purpose off-line HB- LED drivers for Illumination and Visible Light Communication". The award included an appreciation certificate from IEEE and award of $100. This conference was held March 16- 20,2014 at Fort Worth, Texas.

March 20, 2014
RPI graduate student Mark Durniak will be presented with a $1,000 scholarship award by the Eastern NY Chapter of ASM International at their March dinner meeting.

March 16, 2014
RPI graduate student Mark Durniak is one of three recipients of the 2013 Electronic Materials Conference Best Student Presentation Award for his presentation “Cubic GaN Templates for LED Applications”. The award, accompanied by a monetary prize of $500, will be presented at the 2014 EMC Meeting, which takes place at the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA on June 25-27, 2014.

March 8, 2014
Dr. Tessa Pocock joins the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center to expand Smart Lighting to Horticulture and Plant Physiology Research.

March 1, 2014
ERC Professor Thomas Little of Boston University is interviewed for (and pictured in) an article titled, "Optical Wireless Communications-The New Hot Spot" in the March 2014 issue of Optics and Photonics News.

Feb 25-27, 2014
At "Strategies in Light 2014" in Santa Clara California, the ERC is an exhibitor and Director Bob Karlicek moderates a panel discussion titled, "Smart Lighting and the Semiconductor Industry".

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Darrin Communication Center (DCC) Bulb Replacement Before & After
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DCC Before DCC After
Before – Halogen Bulbs After – with new LEDs
75 Watts per Bulb 15 Watts per Bulb
3,000 Hours Lifetime (~4 months) 50,000 Hours Lifetime (~6 years)