The lighting industry is developing and changing at an unprecedented pace. Understanding the market requires expert research and insightful analysis. CLTC provides this vital understanding through its research of available technologies and solutions, as well as potential energy and cost savings. The center's engineers test sample sets of products to assess typical performance metrics. CLTC also evaluates industry patterns and trends, surveys the state of infrastructure, and researches end-users’ knowledge and preferences. The center’s research is both academically rigorous and focused on addressing the industry’s most pressing and practical concerns.