Lighting Research Center

The Iowa Energy Center was a member-partner of the Lighting Research Center (LRC). The LRC and its subsidiary, the National Lighting Products Information Program (NLPIP), provide some of the nation’s best objective sources of manufacturer-specific performance information on energy-efficient lighting products.

The NLPIP’s lighting publications have, for years, been popular items, selling hundreds of thousands of copies at up to $35 per issue. Through the Energy Center’s partnership, we were able to offer these publications to Iowans at reduced costs. Now these publications are available free-of-charge at the .

These publications contain independent evaluations of:

  • Hundreds of ballasts
  • CFLs
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Photosensors
  • Exit signs
  • Specular reflectors
  • Power reducers
  • HID and CFL luminaries and more