Ongoing EventsSmart Lighting Sustainability Club
Please join us every Monday at 4pm, 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.
In the News
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
The ERC hosts a booth and Director Bob Karlicek moderates a panel discussion titled, "Smart Lighting and the Semiconductor Industry" at "Strategies in Light 2014" in Santa Clara California.
"Going Green with Cubic GaN" is published in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Compound Semiconductor Magazine showcasing work by ERC student Mark Durniak and Prof. Christian Wetzel.
Compound Semiconductor Magazine publishes an article in its Jan/Feb 2014 issue showcasing research of ERC student Zhongda Li, and Prof. Paul Chow titled, "Bringing the Inverter Onto the Chip".
January 6-9, 2014
The Smart Lighting ERC hosts a booth at Eureka Park, CES Las Vegas, to present a prototype of wearable glasses that measure light exposure and biometric signals to provide personal health insights. Contact Silvia Mioc for more information.
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!
Hafez Raeisi Fard, ERC RPI doctoral candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department at RPI is one of 10 winners of Rensselaer's "Change the World Challenge" student innovation competition, for his project titled, "Enhanced Energy Efficiency Using Thermal Management in Electronic Devices."December 10, 2013
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.
|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)|