The DOE Solid-State Lighting Program leads our nation's efforts to drive research and development of innovative LED and OLED technologies. Find out how DOE and partners are sparking a lighting revolution and positioning American companies for global success. 

NEWS

2019 Solid-State Lighting Research and Development Workshop
Lighting scientists continue to come up with breakthrough innovations in LED and OLED technology that drive the limits of energy-efficient lighting...
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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.
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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...
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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)
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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)...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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