DOE-funded Solid-State Lighting R&D projects tackle the science and technology challenges that stand in the way of achieving SSL Program targets for efficacy, performance, and cost. All project selections align with the priorities and targets detailed in the Solid-State Lighting Opportunities document, updated annually with industry input.

Learn more about DOE SSL Program Impacts and Research Highlights.

Find details about current SSL R&D projects below, and learn more about current and completed lighting R&D projects by viewing the Building Technologies Office Projects Map.

June 17, 2019

Adaptive Lighting for Streets and Residential Areas

Lead Performer: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Blacksburg, VA

May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022

Cadmium-Free Quantum Dot Building Blocks for Human-Centric Lighting

Lead Performer: OSRAM Opto-Semiconductors Inc. – Hillsboro, OR

July 21, 2020

Characterization of Connected Lighting Systems Potential to Provide Grid Services

Lead Performer: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Richland, WA

May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022

Development of Lighting Application Efficiency Measurement Framework

Lead Performer: Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA

June 17, 2019

May 31, 2022

High Aspect Ratio Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

Lead Performer: Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA

June 17, 2019

High Efficiency InGaN LEDs Emitting in Green, Amber and Beyond

Lead Performer: The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH