Upon graduation, students in the Lighting Research Center’s M.S. in Lighting program now have the opportunity to participate in a paid externship for three months or more at a leading lighting manufacturer, design firm, or government organization, including Current by GE, OSRAM, Philips Lighting, NYSERDA, Bridgelux, Hubbell Lighting, Ketra, USAI Lighting and many others.
The nine-month M.S. in Lighting program immerses students in lighting research, technology, human factors, application and design. Students enrolled in the program explore emerging trends in customization and data analytics, in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and networked or connected lighting, 3D printing of lighting components, lighting for circadian health and wellbeing, aviation and automotive lighting, and horticultural lighting.
The program culminates in a master’s project in the second semester, during which each student focuses on a particular area of interest under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Some examples of recent student projects include: remote monitoring of LED lighting system performance, designing a portfolio of lighting patterns to support circadian health, studying the impact of lighting on performance, and evaluating OLED and edge-lit LED lighting panels.