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NEWS

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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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BLOGS

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…
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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.
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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...
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A New DOE Study Characterizes the U.S. Lighting Market
DOE's SSL Program has released a report that estimates the installed stock, energy use, and lumen production of all general-illumination lighting...
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SSL Postings Archives
Updates covering program events and critical issues impacting SSL technology development.
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