The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is set to launch its Lighting Education Online program this month. The Internet-based program will provide continuing education in lighting to practicing professionals, including architects, engineers, designers, and others who need to improve their knowledge of the discipline.

The program will include educational modules on lighting terminology and various technologies, such as lamps, lighting systems, architectural luminaires, and controls. Additional modules will be added later in 2002, including sections on the following:

  • Architectural lighting application guidelines for offices, school, and healthcare facilities.

  • Lighting design.

  • Human factors of lighting.

  • Energy and economics of lighting.

As an accredited university program, the LRC will track student progress and award continuing education credit for all modules completed, which students can apply toward a Continuing Education Certificate in lighting.

For more information, visit the LRC's Web page at