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October 24, 2018
Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, First Two Prizes Open for Ideas
DOE announced two new manufacturing prizes to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing and strengthen American's industrial base.
October 10, 2018
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Webinar on November 8: Sky Glow Comparison Tool
The increasing presence of sky glow—a reduction of night-sky visibility from greater levels of scattered light—has been a topic of growing concern...
October 9, 2018
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Report Documents Trial Installation of Tunable LED Classroom Lighting
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a GATEWAY report documenting the trial installation of tunable-white light-emitting diode (LED)
September 27, 2018
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Webinar on October 25: Understanding Technology Tradeoffs in High Efficacy Luminaires
A 2018 DOE study entitled "An Investigation into high-achieving LED luminaires" evaluated the performance of several light-emitting diode (LED)...
August 28, 2018
Lumileds’ prototype high-power emitter for efficacy demonstration.
Lumileds Develops a High-Efficacy, High-Power LED for Directional Applications
With partial funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Lumileds, a lighting company that develops, manufactures, and distributes LEDs and related...
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 30, 2018
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Observations from LIGHTFAIR 2018
At LIGHTFAIR International, held a few weeks ago in the Windy City, DOE’s SSL team played to standing room only crowds in our award-winning booth…
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...
February 13, 2018
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Making the Right Connections in Nashville
There was a whole lot of connecting going on at DOE’s 15th annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, which was held in Nashville January 29 – 31.
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 20, 2017
Chroma Shift TM-30-15
Fine-Tuning the Characterization of Color Rendition with Chroma Shift and Gamut Shape
The emergence of solid-state lighting has challenged longstanding performance metrics used for assessing color quality, particularly...
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.