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Solid-State Lighting Solutions

Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy use by nearly one half and contribute significantly to our nation's climate change solutions.

The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) SSL initiatives offers a unique opportunity for the federal sector to lead large-scale implementation efforts focused on SSL applications ripe for near-term implementation through a process that recognizes the technology's potential and challenges.

Indoor Solid-State Lighting

FEMP supports accelerated federal adoption of high-efficiency troffer lighting and controls systems, with guidance and recognition available through the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC).

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Interior Lighting Campaign

Federal sites can take advantage of SSL resources for high-efficiency troffer lighting tailored to their needs by joining the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings ILC, which offers free technical assistance and recognition to organizations that demonstrate exemplary performance. It is estimated that energy cost savings of up to 60% can be achieved by replacing less efficient troffers with new ones and up to 75% of lighting energy by adding controls such as dimmers, timers, and occupancy sensors. Join the ILC now!

A number of federal sites participate in the ILC. Three federal sites were recognized for exemplary performance at the 2016 ILC Awards ceremony, which was held at the Building Owners and Managers Association's 2017 International Conference and Expo from June 24-27, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command: Exemplary Federal Government Sector Site
  • Army Reserve 99th Regional Support Command: Exemplary Federal Government Sector Site
  • U.S. General Services Administration (three awards):
    • Highest Absolute Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits - Large Project
    • Highest Percentage of Annual Savings for Troffer Lighting Retrofits - Large Project
    • Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Building

Learn more about the awardees. A case study for each awardee is under development and will be posted upon completion.

Outdoor Solid-State Lighting

FEMP encourages accelerated federal adoption of high efficiency parking lighting and controls systems, with guidance and recognition available through the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign. 

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Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign

Federal sites can take advantage of outdoor SSL resources tailored to their needs and join the LEEP Campaign, which offers free technical assistance and achievement recognition.

Learn more about the winners and highlights.

Solid-State Lighting Resources

Additional Resources
  • Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign: DOE program offers a host of resources and free technical assistance to facility owners interested in implementing highly energy-efficient lighting solutions in their parking facilities.

  • Better Buildings Alliance: DOE initiative driven and managed by key industry partners with a goal of transforming the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. This site offers lighting performance specifications, fact sheets, and guides.

  • LED Lighting Facts: DOE program showcases LED products for general illumination from manufacturers who commit to testing products and reporting performance results according to industry standards.

  • DesignLights Consortium: Collaboration of utility companies and regional energy-efficiency organizations, which includes established performance criteria and a qualified products list of high-performance SSL products.

  • Next Generation Luminaires: Competition recognizes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaries.