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July 24, 2018
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University of California at Santa Barbara is Determining the Origins of Efficiency Loss in Gallium Nitride-Based LEDs Used in Lighting
With the help of DOE funding, researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara are conducting analyses to determine the mechanisms...
July 19, 2018
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Report Looks at High-Efficacy LED Luminaires
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy began evaluating the performance of several new light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products with claimed...
July 3, 2018
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Penn State Researchers Develop a Way to Predict and Mitigate Catastrophic Shorts for Improved OLED Lighting Panel Reliability
In the past, too many organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels shorted catastrophically before their rated 50,000-hour lifetime.
June 25, 2018
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In the Long Run: Testing SSL Reliability
Solid-state lighting (SSL) is bringing new capabilities to lighting, in part because light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be easily packaged together...
May 17, 2018
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U.S. Department of Energy Presentations from LIGHTFAIR International 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy once again hosted its award-winning informational booth and free educational sessions at LIGHTFAIR® International.
May 2, 2018
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Report Documents Long-Term Performance of High-Flux LED Lighting under Extreme Conditions
The Department of Energy (DOE) has released the final report in a series documenting the performance of high-flux LED lighting...
April 27, 2018
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Energy Department Announces Up to $15 Million for Early-Stage Solid-State Lighting Research
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $15 million to conduct early-stage, innovative research to drive further breakthroughs...
January 31, 2018
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Research Compares Measures of Average Color Fidelity
The emergence of SSL technology quickly challenged longstanding performance metrics used for assessing color quality.
January 31, 2018
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Student Poster Winners Announced at DOE SSL R&D Workshop
DOE announced the winners of the 2018 Student Poster Competition at the 15th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, held January 29-31 in Nashville, Tennessee.
January 29, 2018
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PoE Connected Lighting System Energy Losses in Ethernet Cables
DOE has released the results of an exploratory study investigating energy losses in Ethernet cables used between Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches...
January 17, 2018
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A New Report on SSL’s Energy-Saving Potential in Horticultural Applications
DOE has just released a report that examines the energy-saving potential of LED lighting in horticultural applications.
January 16, 2018
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NGLS Competition 2 Kicks Off
The Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) indoor competition 2, which focuses on LED troffer conversion (retrofit) kits with...
January 16, 2018
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2018 SSL R&D Workshop: Last Week to Register
Register now for the 15th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop -- a not-to-be-missed event, where top experts and thought leaders from universities, labs...
December 18, 2017
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DOE Publishes 2015 Lighting Market Characterization
DOE has released a new report that estimates the installed stock, energy use, and lumen production of...
November 17, 2017
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2017 SSL Technology R&D Workshop Presentations Posted
A diverse group of attendees and speakers participated in the 2017 DOE Solid-State Lighting Technology R&D Workshop, held November 8 in Portland, OR.
November 9, 2017
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Connected Lighting Interoperability Study Looks at APIs
DOE has completed the first study in a series on connected lighting system interoperability.
October 6, 2017
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Snapshot on LED Outdoor Area Lighting
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new Snapshot report on LED outdoor area lighting.
October 5, 2017
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New Report on Tunable Lighting in Classrooms
The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a new report on a trial installation of tunable-white LED lighting systems in three...
October 2, 2017
Cover of the 2017 SSL R&D Plan.
DOE Publishes Updated SSL R&D Plan
DOE has updated its 2016 Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Plan.
September 1, 2017
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GATEWAY Demonstration: Tunable Lighting in a Behavioral Health Unit
DOE's GATEWAY program has released a new report on a tunable lighting system installed in the new Swedish Medical Behavioral Health Unit in Seattle...
August 17, 2017
A photo of several colorful items to display the color impact of SSL lighting.
TM-30 Webinar on September 12
What have we learned about TM-30 in the past two years?
August 16, 2017
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GATEWAY Report on OLEDs in an Office Space
DOE's GATEWAY program was invited to evaluate the new lighting system for the offices of a Rochester, NY, accounting firm, DeJoy, Knauf & Blood, LLP.
August 14, 2017
A commercial building that is lit up with LED lighting.
INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Benefits of LED Lighting Research
A strong focus on LED lighting research will benefit America in these five compelling ways.
July 27, 2017
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Snapshot of LED Downlights
DOE's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED downlights.
July 20, 2017
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Eleven New SBIR-STTR Grants Awarded for SSL Technology
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded 10 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology...