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September 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. PT; 1:00 p.m. ET
September 9, 2014: Webinar, Dimmable LED Downlights in Hospitality Facilities On September 9, DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance will host a 60-minute live webinar on dimmable LED downlights in hospitality facilities. DOE estimates that there were about 700 million downlight luminaires installed in residential and commercial buildings in the U.S. as of 2012, with LED luminaires representing less than 1% of this installed base. In hospitality facilities, past efforts to reduce lighting energy use have mostly consisted of implementing compact fluorescent lamps (CFL). CFLs offer reduced energy consumption, higher efficacy, and much longer lifetimes than incandescent and halogen lamps, but they also have drawbacks. LEDs improve upon many of these drawbacks and offer an attractive combination of additional energy savings, longer lifetimes, and other lighting and control benefits.

September 11, 2014
8:00 a.m. PT; 11:00 a.m. ET
September 11, 2014: Webinar, Adopting LED Technology: What Federal Facility Managers Need to Know The Adopting LED Technology: What Federal Facility Managers Need to Know webinar will provide an overview of the current status of LED technology as it relates to maturing applications, cautions, control options, and tools and resources to federal facility managers who make informed decisions.

November 12-13, 2014
November 12-13, 2014: SSL Market Development Workshop Lighting industry professionals at this ninth annual workshop will meet to share insights, perspectives, and the latest updates to keep up with the rapidly changing LED lighting market. Note: A tour of local LED installations is being planned for the evening of November 11.

January 27-29, 2015
January 27-29, 2015: SSL R&D Workshop In 2015, DOE will consolidate its SSL R&D and Manufacturing R&D workshops into a single R&D meeting. The 2015 R&D Workshop will feature thought-provoking insights from our nation's top researchers and thought leaders. Participants will dissect the most complex science and technology challenges facing SSL today and look at new ways to improve manufacturing processes and foster U.S. competitiveness. Separate LED and OLED breakout sessions will enable in-depth discussion of key issues related to advancing both of these technologies. Input will guide the development of a single DOE SSL R&D plan, which in turn will guide the development of future DOE solicitations.