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.

Upcoming Events

August 4, 2014

The Smart Lighting ERC is pleased to host Dr. Shiv Kalyanaraman, Chief Scientist with IBM Research Australia for his presentation titled, Energy meets Smarter Transportation: The Energy-Transportation Nexus & Personalized Public Transportation.
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Jonsson-Rowland Science Center 1C13

In the News

July , 2014
Dr. Tessa Pocock, Sr. Research Scientist in the ERC was accepted as a member in the Illuminating Engineering Society and was asked to serve on the Photobiology Committee. Professor George Brainard of Thomas Jefferson University and a collaborating partner in the ERC also serves on the committee that is tasked with evaluating and interpreting data and other information on the biological effects of radiant energy and advises the Board on matters pertaining to photobiological projects.

July 28-29, 2014
Dr. Tessa Pocock, Sr. Research Scientist in the ERC will participate in a roundtable discussion on the Standardization of LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications as well as present "The impact of LED lighting on specialty crops" at a colloquy at the 2014 American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference held in Orlando, FL.

May, 2014
Md Mottaleb Hossain, ERC Graduate Student from UNM was awarded a prestigious 2014 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship in the amount of $2000 for his contribution to the Optics and Photonics community. In 2014 SPIE awarded $353,000 in education and travel scholarships to 144 outstanding individuals from around the world, based on their potential contribution to optics and photonics, or a related discipline.

May 7-8, 2014
ERC Director Bob Karlicek gives a presentation titled “How Smart Should Smart Lighting Systems Be?” at the Smart Lighting 2014 conference to be held on May 7-8, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain. The Smart Lighting ERC was also an exhibitor at the conference.

April 22, 2014
Smart Lighting ERC Graduate Students Anqing Liu and Octavio Perez received a third place award for their entry titled "Controlled Environmental Architecture LED Lighting System, New Metrics" at the 2014 Earth Day Event & Student Competition held at RIT in Rochester, NY. The event was sponsored by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.

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Darrin Communication Center (DCC) Bulb Replacement Before & After
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)