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May 11, 2015
New GATEWAY Report Monitors LED System Performance in a High-Temperature Environment

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a follow-up GATEWAY report on LED system performance at the Yuma (Arizona) Sector Border Patrol Area....

May 5, 2015
Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2015 Winners
Winners in the Indoor and Outdoor categories of the seventh annual Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition were announced today.
May 4, 2015
DOE Selects Nine R&D Projects to Advance SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of nine solid-state lighting projects to receive funding, in response to the...

April 27, 2015
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DOE Booth Sessions at LIGHTFAIR International 2015
Visit DOE's award-winning booth (#1875) and free educational sessions at LIGHTFAIR® International, May 5–7 in New York City.
February 13, 2015
DOE Publishes Long-Term Testing Investigation of Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released another special report on LED lamps that are available through the retail marketplace...

February 11, 2015
DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Lumen and Chromaticity Maintenance of LED PAR38 Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 20.4, which is part of a series of investigations on LED PAR38 lamps. Report 20...

February 9, 2015
2015 SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

Thank you to all who attended the 12th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 27–29 in San Francisco. Over three full days,...

January 14, 2015
DOE Releases Report on SSL Adoption in Museums

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new GATEWAY report that summarizes the results of a survey regarding conversions to solid-state...

December 17, 2014
DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on High-Luminous-Flux LED Lighting in a High-Temperature Environment

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a GATEWAY report on a trial demonstration in which the incumbent quartz metal halide (QMH) area lighting...

November 21, 2014
2014 SSL Market Development Workshop Presentations Posted

More than 175 attendees gathered at the ninth annual DOE Solid-State Lighting Market Development Workshop, held November 12–13 in Detroit, to learn...

October 22, 2014
DOE Publishes Technical Brief Clarifying Misconceptions about Safety of LED Lighting

The spectral emission of LEDs is a frequent subject of concern, so to set the record straight, the U.S. Department of Energy has published a...

October 16, 2014
DOE Street Lighting Consortium Releases Results of Public Street and Area Lighting Inventory Survey

DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has released the results of a voluntary web-based inventory survey of public street...

October 14, 2014
DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Solid-State Lighting R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D funding opportunity on October 14, 2014. Under this funding...

October 9, 2014
DOE Publishes 20K Hour Testing Results for 2008 GATEWAY Bridge Installation

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on the longer-term performance of an LED lighting system that was installed on the I-35W Bridge...

September 17, 2014
Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2014 Indoor Winners

Winners in the Indoor category of the sixth annual Next Generation LuminairesTM Design Competition were announced today at The LED Show in Los...

September 12, 2014
DOE Releases Latest Report on Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting
DOE has published a new report forecasting the energy savings of LED white-light sources compared with conventional white-light sources.
August 20, 2014
DOE Publishes 2014 SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap

The U.S. Department of Energy has published the 2014 edition of the Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing R&D Roadmap. The Roadmap complements the...

August 19, 2014
DOE Publishes Revised Report on Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers

DOE has revised its October 2013 report, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success, to include updated...

August 6, 2014
DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on LED Lighting in a Performing Arts Setting

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on a GATEWAY demonstration of LED lighting at the University of Florida's Nadine McGuire...

July 25, 2014
DOE Publishes CALiPER Application Summary Report on LED MR16 Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released an Application Summary Report that focuses on the photometric performance of 27 LED...

July 22, 2014
DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on LED Outdoor Area Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on LED outdoor area lighting. Based on LED Lighting Facts® data...

July 16, 2014
New for 2015: DOE Merges SSL R&D Workshops

In 2015, DOE plans to consolidate its Solid-State Lighting R&D workshops (typically held in January and June) into a single R&D meeting...

July 10, 2014
Municipal Consortium Releases Updated Model Specification for LED Roadway Luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has released the first updated version of its Model...

June 17, 2014
Secretary Moniz Named One of 10 Most Influential in Lighting

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was recently named #2 on Lux Review's list of the 10 most influential people in lighting. Moniz was the only non...

June 16, 2014
Secretary Moniz Applauds Detroit's LED Street Lighting Upgrades

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited Detroit on May 22, 2014, to mark the city's progress installing energy-efficient LED streetlights in an...