Top R&D Achievements Honored at DOE SSL Workshop

February 5, 2010

Nine research and development project teams were honored this week at "Transformations in Lighting," the seventh annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop, held this year in Raleigh, North Carolina. The three-day event brought together more than 350 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers interested in keeping up to date on the latest solid-state lighting technology developments.

The following organizations were recognized by DOE for significant breakthroughs and achievements in 2009, representing research in light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) conducted at large and small companies, universities, and research institutions:

  • Sandia National Laboratories was recognized for its use of novel spectroscopy in improving the efficiency of green LEDs.
  • University of Florida was recognized for achieving a record efficacy of 59 lm/W in a blue phosphorescent OLED.
  • PhosphorTech Corporation was recognized for its work in developing advanced phosphor materials to increase the efficiency of LED lamps.
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory was recognized for its efforts to develop new materials to lower the cost of OLED manufacturing.
  • Cree, Inc. was recognized for significant improvements in its cool-white multichip LED prototype, which demonstrated record efficacy of 117 lm/W.
  • Arkema, Inc. was recognized for its work in developing a lower-cost substitute for indium as a key component of OLED anodes.
  • Osram Sylvania Development Inc. was recognized for demonstrating an efficient warm-white LED light engine for use in downlights.
  • Universal Display Corporation was recognized for moving toward the development of commercially viable white OLED panels by fabricating a white OLED that achieves 68 lm/W.
  • Philips Lumileds Lighting, LLC was recognized for improving warm-white LED performance by demonstrating an LED with an efficacy of 83 lm/W.

For more information about the DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Portfolio, visit the R&D Projects page on EERE's Solid-State Lighting Web site. Workshop highlights and presentations will be posted on the EERE Solid-State Lighting Web site soon.