NSF ERC Mission


Revolutionary, intelligent lighting systems promoting improved human health and well being, increasing human productivity and comfort, sensing and communicating with their environment, while delivering significantly greater energy savings through a fusion advanced light sources, sensors and integrated control systems.


  1. Engage in research leading to smart lighting systems with adaptive and controllable properties.
  2. Develop a culture of innovation and engage industry to help shape the center’s research and commercialize its results.
  3. Educate a diverse, world-class workforce that will be needed to grow the business of Smart Lighting.

The LESA is a Generation Three (Gen-3) National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center.nsf1