Headquarters: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation, Suite 7015
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
Funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), with matching fund support from New York State Empire Development Corporation and Corporate Member support, the LESA ERC is an interdisciplinary, multi-university center developing “Smart Lighting Systems that See and ThinkTM”. The Center engages faculty members, graduate students, research staff, and undergraduates to work on research leading to smart lighting systems with adaptive and controllable properties that will change the way society uses lighting. The Center joins academia, industry, and government in partnership to produce transformational engineered systems, along with engineering graduates who are adept at innovation and primed for leadership in the global economy. LESA partners with Boston University, The University of New Mexico, and Thomas Jefferson University to achieve its objectives.