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August 20, 2014

DOE Publishes 2014 SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap

DOE has published the 2014 edition of the Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing R&D Roadmap, which guides the Manufacturing R&D program and helps direct funding solicitations for it, and provides guidance for equipment and material suppliers, based on industry consensus on the expected evolution of SSL manufacturing—thereby reducing risk, improving quality, increasing yields, and lowering costs. More

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 information about the installation of LED lighting and controls at the Burden Museum in Troy, NY, a GATEWAY project that was still in construction when the original report was published. More

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 Theatre and Dance Pavilion in Gainesville. Four interior spaces—the acting studio, dance studio, scene shop, and dressing room—were fitted with LED luminaires or retrofit lamps along with dimming controls. In addition, the dance studio was equipped with LED theatrical instruments used for sidelighting of dance performances. More

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 MR16 lamps. Entitled Application Summary Report 22: LED MR16 Lamps, it describes initial performance based on light output, efficacy, distribution, color quality, electrical characteristics, and form factor, with comparisons to a selection of benchmark halogen MR16s and ENERGY STAR® qualification thresholds. More

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, which uses the LED Lighting Facts program's extensive product database to help industry stakeholders understand the current state and trajectory of the market for that class of products. More

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 slated for January 27–29, 2015. These workshops generate a robust exchange of ideas and inputs from industry experts from all aspects of the supply chain, and the 2015 R&D workshop will blend discussions on SSL research, product development, and manufacturing R&D needs into one “meeting of the minds." More

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 has released the first updated version of its "Model Specification for LED Roadway Luminaires." This version, V2.0, contains improvements that are expected to bolster the already-popular specification and ensure its continued adoption by utilities, municipalities, and state departments of transportation. More

June 13, 2014

DOE Announces Selections for SSL R&D Funding Opportunity

DOE has announced the competitive selection of nine SSL projects to drive advances in LED and OLED technology, with total DOE funding of nearly $10.5M. More

June 17, 2014

Secretary Moniz Named One of 10 Most Influential in Lighting

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was named #2 on Lux Review's list of the 10 most influential people in lighting. Moniz was the only non-industry “mover and shaker” on a list of industry leaders, behind Chuck Swoboda, CEO of Cree, and ahead of Shuji Nakamura, inventor of the blue LEDs that set in motion use of LEDs in general lighting, and co-founder of Soraa. More

June 16, 2014

Secretary Moniz Applauds Detroit's LED Street Lighting Upgrades

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited Detroit in May to mark the city's progress installing energy-efficient LED streetlights in an update of its largely broken public lighting system. Detroit's conversion to LED street lighting is expected to save the city $1.5 million a year, and was made possible in large part by DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium. More

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