Past Workshops and Events

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosts workshops, conferences, roundtables, and other meetings related to solid-state lighting (SSL) to provide a forum for information exchange and updates on this rapidly evolving technology.

June 2014

DOE Training Sessions at LIGHTFAIR International
DOE provided vendor-neutral training sessions on specifying and using LED products at the LIGHTFAIR International conference and trade show in Las Vegas.

Presentations

May 2014

DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop
One hundred forty attendees gathered at the sixth annual DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop in San Diego to re-examine Manufacturing Roadmap priority topics, share strategies for improving product quality and reducing costs, and discuss manufacturing issues and technology trends.

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January 2014

DOE SSL R&D Workshop
Nearly 200 attendees gathered in Tampa, Florida, to participate in the 11th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, to discuss innovative concepts, new directions, and key barriers that stand in the way of moving SSL technology to the next level.. Attendees also had an opportunity to provide input that will guide updates to the DOE SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan and DOE SSL funding solicitations.

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November 2013

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop
Over 200 attendees gathered at the eighth annual DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop in Portland, OR, to share the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions. The workshop was preceded by a half day of free educational sessions for newcomers and lighting professionals alike, and an evening bus tour to see the latest CALiPER LED PAR38 and troffer investigations.

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September 2013

DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ
On September 11, the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium held its annual meeting in conjunction with the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference. Attendees gathered to discuss topics such as HPS to LED conversion, street lighting funding, adaptive controls, and financing options

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June 2013

DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop
Over 150 attendees gathered at the fifth annual DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop in Boston to re-examine Manufacturing Roadmap priority topics, share strategies for improving product quality and reducing costs, and discuss manufacturing issues and technology trends.

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April 2013

DOE Training Sessions at LIGHTFAIR International
DOE provided vendor-neutral training sessions on specifying and using LED products at the LIGHTFAIR International conference and trade show in Philadelphia.

Presentations

January 2013

DOE SSL R&D Workshop
Nearly 250 attendees gathered in Long Beach, California, to participate in the tenth annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, sharing insights on how to get SSL to make its next leap forward and how to accelerate market adoption. Attendees also had an opportunity to provide input that will guide updates to the DOE SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan.

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August 2012

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, Boston, MA
On August 2–3, the City of Boston and the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium hosted an LED street lighting workshop. Attendees gathered to discuss topics such as discussed topics such as light loss factors, group procurement and financing, remote monitoring and controls, and standards.

Presentations

July 2012

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop
Nearly 200 attendees gathered at the seventh annual DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop in Pittsburgh, PA, to share the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions. The workshop was preceded by a series of tutorials for those new to SSL.

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June 2012

DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop
Nearly 200 attendees gathered at the fourth annual DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop in San Jose, CA, to re-examine Manufacturing Roadmap priority topics, share strategies for improving product quality and reducing costs, and discuss manufacturing issues and technology trends.

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May 2012

DOE Training Sessions at LIGHTFAIR International
DOE provided vendor-neutral training sessions on specifying and using LED products at the LIGHTFAIR International conference and trade show in Las Vegas.

Presentations

April 2012

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, Los Angeles, CA
On April 19–20, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting and the DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium hosted an LED street lighting workshop. Attendees gathered to discuss topics such as standards, cost benefit analysis, LA's street lighting conversion program, and LED lighting installations in San Jose and on California highways.

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March 2012

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, Dallas, TX
On March 15–16, the Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium and utility partner ONCOR hosted an LED street lighting workshop in Dallas. Attendees gathered to discuss topics such as designing and specifying applications, standards, ONCOR's street lighting pilot program, and case studies from two Texas municipalities.

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February 2012

DOE SSL R&D Workshop
Nearly 300 attendees gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, to participate in the ninth annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, sharing insights on the latest technology advances and exploring the science challenges and technology hurdles that must be addressed for SSL to succeed. Attendees also had an opportunity to provide input that will guide updates to the DOE SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan.

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August 2011

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, Southwest Region
On August 25–26, the City of San Jose hosted DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Southwest Region Workshop. Nearly 90 attendees gathered to discuss topics such as cost benefit analysis, California's street lighting tariff pilot program, a NEEA study on networked outdoor lighting controls, and the City of San Jose's LED street light program.

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July 2011

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, Northwest Region
On July 15, DOE, the City of Seattle, and Seattle City Light hosted the first Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Northwest Region Workshop. Nearly 100 attendees gathered to discuss topics such as LED luminaire specifications, light loss factors, adaptive lighting controls, and the City of Seattle's street lighting program.

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DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop
More than 275 attendees gathered at the sixth annual DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop in Seattle, WA, to share the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions. The workshop was preceded by a series of tutorials for those new to SSL.

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June 2011

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, North Central Region
On June 16–17, DOE, the City of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Energy Co., and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission hosted the second Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting North Central Region Workshop in Philadelphia. More than 40 attendees gathered to discuss topics such as LED system reliability, intelligent lighting for exterior spaces, understanding LM-79 and LM-80, calculating light loss factors, and the City of Ann Arbor's street lighting program.

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May 2011

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, Northeast Region
On May 19–20, DOE, the City of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Energy Co., and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission hosted the first Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting North Central Region Workshop in Philadelphia. More than 40 attendees gathered to discuss topics such as LED luminaire specifications, understanding LM-79 and LM-80, calculating light loss factors, lighting controls, and the City of Philadelphia's street lighting program.

Presentations

DOE Training Sessions at LIGHTFAIR International
DOE provided vendor-neutral training sessions on specifying and using LED products at the LIGHTFAIR International conference and trade show in Philadelphia.

Presentations

April 2011

DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop
Nearly 250 attendees gathered at the third annual DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop in Boston, MA, to examine manufacturing issues and technology trends, share strategies for improving product quality and reducing costs, and discuss proposed updates to the DOE SSL Manufacturing Roadmap.

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White Paper—U.S. Manufacturing Strength Growing: Cautious Optimism
White Paper—DOE Supporting U.S. Manufacturing Growth
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March 2011

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, North Central Region
On March 8–9, DOE, the City of Kansas City, and Kansas City Power & Light hosted the first Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting North Central Region Workshop in Kansas City, Missouri. Nearly 60 attendees gathered to discuss topics such as LED luminaire specifications, calculating light loss factors, lighting controls, and a Kansas City GATEWAY Demonstration project.

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February 2011

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, Southeast Region
On February 17–18, DOE, the City of Tampa, and TECO hosted the first Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Southeast Region Workshop in Tampa, Florida. More than 60 attendees gathered to discuss topics such as LED luminaire specifications, calculating lighting factors, understanding LM-79, LM-80, and TM-21, transient voltage and surge protection for SSL, and sea turtle nesting light sensitivity.

Presentations

DOE SSL R&D Workshop
About 350 attendees gathered in San Diego, California, to participate in the eighth annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, sharing insights on today's products and tomorrow's lighting systems and exploring the barriers and opportunities that will affect the speed of SSL market adoption.

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September 2010

DOE Workshop: Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, Southwest Region
On September 30, DOE and the City of Los Angeles hosted the first Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Southwest Region Workshop in Los Angeles, California. More than 50 attendees gathered to discuss topics such as deciphering manufacturer spec sheets, calculating light loss factor, understanding LM-79 and LM-80, and conducting cost-benefit analysis.

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July 2010

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop
More than 300 attendees gathered at the fifth annual SSL Market Introduction Workshop in Philadelphia, PA to share the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions. The workshop was preceded by a series of tutorials for those new to SSL, and a webcast on evaluating LED street lighting solutions.

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White Paper—Light at Night: The Latest SciencePDF
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May 2010

DOE Workshop: Solid-State Lighting in Higher Education Facilities
DOE hosted a workshop in Portland, OR to facilitate a conversation between solid-state lighting (SSL) luminaire manufacturers and end-users, focused on the complex lighting needs of colleges and universities, with an aim toward improving the quality, functionality, and sustainability of SSL products.

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DOE Training Sessions at LIGHTFAIR International
DOE provided vendor-neutral training sessions on specifying and using LED products at the LIGHTFAIR International conference and trade show in Las Vegas.

Presentations

April 2010

DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop
Nearly 250 attendees gathered at the DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop in San Jose, CA to re-examine manufacturing roadmap priority topics, share updates on technology progress and trends, and learn about the first round of DOE-funded manufacturing projects.

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White Paper—Keeping Manufacturing in the United StatesPDF
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February 2010

CALiPER Roundtable
DOE hosted a CALiPER Roundtable in Gaithersburg, Maryland among standards-setting efforts, lighting testing laboratories, and key stakeholders in the SSL industry to build upon previous DOE-led sessions on SSL testing standards and to discuss current issues related to SSL testing and related standards development.

2010 CALiPER Roundtable ReportPDF

DOE SSL R&D Workshop
About 350 attendees gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, to participate in the annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, sharing insights on technology advances and critical issues related to efficacy, lifetime, and reliability. Attendees also had an opportunity to provide input that will guide updates to the DOE SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan.

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July 2009

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop
More than 300 attendees gathered at the fourth annual SSL Market Introduction Workshop in Chicago, IL to share the latest updates and strategies for successful market introduction of high-quality, energy-efficient SSL solutions.

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June 2009

DOE SSL Manufacturing Workshop
Over 150 attendees gathered at the second DOE SSL Manufacturing Workshop in Vancouver, WA to build on the work begun at the inaugural workshop in April. Their input will guide development of a SSL Manufacturing Roadmap and a DOE manufacturing initiative designed to reduce the cost of LED products to competitive levels, ensure high product quality and consistent performance, accelerate introduction of organic LED products, and encourage and strengthen U.S. manufacturing of SSL products.

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May 2009

DOE Training Sessions at LIGHTFAIR International
DOE provided vendor-neutral training sessions on specifying and using LED products at the LIGHTFAIR International conference and trade show in New York City.

Presentations

April 2009

DOE SSL Manufacturing Workshop

Nearly 200 attendees gathered at the DOE SSL Manufacturing Workshop in Fairfax, VA to help shape a new DOE manufacturing initiative to reduce the cost of LED products to competitive levels, ensure high product quality and consistent performance, accelerate introduction of OLED products, and encourage and strengthen U.S. manufacturing of SSL products.

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March 2009

CALiPER Roundtable

DOE hosted a CALiPER Roundtable in Denver, Colorado among standards-setting efforts, lighting testing laboratories, and key SSL industry stakeholders to build upon previous DOE-led sessions on SSL testing standards and to discuss current issues related to SSL testing and related standards development.

2009 CALiPER Roundtable ReportPDF

February 2009

DOE SSL R&D Workshop

More than 400 attendees – lighting industry leaders, chip makers, fixture manufacturers, researchers, academia, lighting designers, architects, trade associations, energy efficiency organizations, and utilities – gathered at the DOE SSL R&D Workshop in San Francisco to share insights and updates on technology advances and market developments. Attendees also had an opportunity to provide input that will guide updates to the DOE SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan.

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July 2008

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop

More than 270 attendees gathered in Portland, Oregon, to attend the annual DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop, sharing updates, market trends, lessons learned, and strategies to guide market introduction of SSL products.

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May 2008

ENERGY STAR® Manufacturer Stakeholder Meeting

DOE hosted a workshop in Washington, D.C., for manufacturers to review the DOE ENERGY STAR criteria for SSL, the status of related test procedures, and the program launch and qualification process, as well as to learn more about future plans for the DOE ENERGY STAR program for SSL.

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March 2008

Lighting Designer Roundtable

DOE, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IES), and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IALD) hosted a Lighting Designer Roundtable in Chicago. Sixteen lighting designers, along with DOE representatives, gathered to discuss SSL market and technology issues and share experiences and recommendations regarding the SSL industry.

Designer Roundtable ReportPDF

January 2008

DOE SSL R&D Workshop

More than 300 SSL technology leaders from industry, research organizations, universities, and national laboratories gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, to participate in the annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop, providing updates on the latest technology breakthroughs, market trends, and CALiPER and GATEWAY demonstration results.

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November 2007

CALiPER Roundtable

DOE hosted a CALiPER Roundtable in Washington, D.C., to convene experts from industry, testing laboratories, and standards organizations to solicit feedback on CALiPER test results and procedures and additional testing needs for SSL.

CALiPER Roundtable ReportPDF

July 2007

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop

More than 100 attendees gathered in Boston, Massachusetts, to continue an ongoing dialogue on how federal, state, and private-sector organizations can work together to guide market introduction of SSL products.

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April 2007

DOE SSL Market Introduction Workshop

More than 100 attendees gathered in Pasadena, California, to begin a dialogue on how federal, state, and private-sector organizations can work together to guide market introduction of SSL products.

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January 2007

DOE SSL R&D Workshop

Over 250 participants gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, to exchange ideas and build partnerships and strategies to accelerate technology advances and guide market introduction of high-efficiency, high-performance SSL products.

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October 2006

DOE SSL Commercial Product Testing Program Workshop

DOE introduced its SSL Commercial Product Testing Program (now called the CALiPER test program) at a workshop held in Washington, D.C. Participants with expertise in lighting, fixtures, laboratory testing, and energy efficiency gathered to learn about DOE's new test program, designed to provide unbiased product information to the public and strengthen test procedures and measurements.

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March 2006

DOE LED Industry Standards Workshop

DOE hosted an LED standards workshop in Washington, D.C., providing a forum to encourage greater cooperation and coordination among standards organizations and to accelerate the standards development process.

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February 2006

DOE SSL R&D Workshop

SSL technology leaders met in Orlando, Florida, to share updates on research and product development with a focus on bringing energy-efficient, cost-competitive products to the marketplace. This annual workshop was hosted by DOE, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Building Technologies Program), and the Office of Science (Basic Energy Sciences Program).

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February 2005

DOE SSL R&D Workshop

Over 170 participants attended the second annual SSL R&D Workshop, held in San Diego, California. The workshop focused on advancing SSL technology from the laboratory to the marketplace and provided an interactive forum for shaping and prioritizing DOE's SSL research and development activities.

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November 2003

DOE SSL R&D Workshop

More than 160 participants attended the inaugural DOE SSL R&D Workshop, held in Washington, D.C. This workshop was the first in a series designed to establish a forum for industry leaders, researchers, members of academia, and others to provide input to DOE, helping to shape DOE R&D priorities and activities.

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