February 3, 2022

Department of Energy Announces Phase 1 Winners of L-Prize® Lighting Competition

Secretary Granholm announced a $20,000 prize for each of the four Phase 1 winners of DOE's L-Prize® Lighting Competition

February 2, 2022

DOE Publishes 2022 SSL Manufacturing Status & Opportunities

The report examines high-priority opportunities to develop manufacturing technologies that will benefit energy-saving solid-state lighting (SSL) while also supporting an increased role in the global marketplace for U.S. manufacturing of lighting products.

February 2, 2022

DOE Publishes 2022 Solid-State Lighting R&D Opportunities

The document examines the many critical opportunities that exist to positively impact energy savings, greenhouse gas emissions, human well-being, and the economy through research and development of light-emitting diode (LED)-based SSL.

August 13, 2021

BTO Announces its Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) Selections

DOE announced nearly $83 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills by investing in new energy-efficient building technologies, construction practices, and the U.S. buildings-sector workforce.

August 5, 2021

DOE Report Looks at Long-Term Changes in Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Devices as They Age

DOE has released a report, Changes in SSL Device Efficiency and Optical Performance with Aging: Final Report, focusing on the long-term changes in light source, optical delivery, and spectral efficiencies that occur as SSL device age.

June 10, 2021

Building Technologies Office Funds 18 Small Business R&D Building Efficiency Projects

This week, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced $54 million in funding for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development projects.

May 26, 2021

New Report Examines LED Manufacturing Supply Chain, Opportunities for Domestic Manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report that characterizes the global manufacturing supply chain for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and LED lighting products.

May 19, 2021

DOE’s Lighting Prize (L-Prize) Strives to Reshape the Future of Lighting

DOE launched a new Lighting Prize (L-Prize), designed to spur ground-breaking innovation, domestic manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean energy economy for next-generation lighting solutions in commercial buildings.

April 22, 2021

Achieving Better Measurement of Discomfort from Glare

The prevalence of LED lighting has brought greater attention to the issue of discomfort produced by glare. At what luminance does glare become intolerable? The answer has varied from one study to another.

March 31, 2021

DOE Study Examines Performance and Reliability of Sensors Used in Tunable Lighting Systems

The performance of LED lighting is known to change over time because of lumen depreciation, shifts in chromaticity, and changes in the drivers.