Lead Performer: Glint Photonics – Burlingame, CA
DOE Total Funding: $200,000
Project Term: June 29, 2020 – March 27, 2022
Funding Type: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Project
Current lighting products cannot target their light to the particular distribution needed in a given space, resulting in poor lighting outcomes and excess energy usage. This project will develop a new, low-cost type of lighting-fixture platform, “Lightfield,” that can be easily and inexpensively customized to produce almost any needed light distribution as the composite output of an array of sources, each casting a narrow beam in a specified direction.
Lightfield arrays can reduce energy use through improved light application efficiency, reduce glare, and reduce costs through easier installation. The ability of one Lightfield luminaire to do the work of several conventional luminaires can reduce procurement, wiring, and installation costs.
DOE Technology Manager: Brian Walker, email@example.com
Lead Performer: Peter Kozodoy, Glint Photonics