Upcoming EventsSave the Date: February 12-13, 2014
Ongoing EventsSmart Lighting Sustainability Club
Please join us every Thursday at 7pm, in CII 7128Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
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.
Mark Your Calendars: February 12-13, 2014
Smart Spaces: 5th Annual Industry-Academia Days
In the News
December 15, 2013
The University of New Mexico will honor Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Steve R.J. Brueck with the first UNM Presidential Award of Distinction this fall. Professor Brueck, currently the ERC's Associated Director from UNM, will receive the inaugural award on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. UNM President Robert Frank established the award to recognize outstanding career achievement, scholarly excellence, leadership in a profession, noteworthy public service or humanitarian endeavor. The ERC congratulates Steve on this much-deserved award!
Matt Laherty, Business Development Manager, Cisco, will present at the Smart Lighting ERC Speaker Series: Lighting Transformed: How Innovation Will Create New Opportunities in Lighting
December 3, 2013
Majeed Hayat, ERC Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to the modeling of impact ionization and noise in avalanche-photodiode devices.
October 23, 2013
Electro optics.com publishes an editorial titled "Illumination that thinks: the potential for 'smart lighting' written by ERC Director and Professor Bob Karlicek.
Dr. Mark Taylor, Project Manager from Corning Inc., presents at the Smart Lighting ERC Speaker Series: Advanced Glass Opportunities in Solid State Lighting.
October 17, 2013
ERC Director and Professor Bob Karlicek presents an overview of Smart Lighting at the general meeting of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) in RPI's Student Union, Room 3602 at 6:30 p.m.
October 15, 2013
Anton Tkachenko, ERC student in the Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department (ECSE) at RPI was awarded the Veera and Arjun Saxena Fellowship in Microelectronics. The $3,000 award is given each academic year to an outstanding PhD student in the ECSE Department. Students are selected based on grade point average, overall performance, and faculty recommendations. The ERC congratulates Anton!
October 8, 2013
ERC Director and Professor Bob Karlicek presents an overview of Smart Lighting at the general meeting of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in RPI's Student Union, Room 3602 at 6:00 p.m.
|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)|