U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Building Technologies Office – Solid-State Lighting

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DOE Hosts 6th Annual SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop, May 7–8, 2014

Join DOE and lighting industry experts in San Diego for cutting-edge perspective on manufacturing issues related to LED and OLED lighting. Read more.

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Special CALiPER Report on LED Retail Lamps

Results highlight the latest trends in LED A19, PAR30, and MR16 lamps available in the retail marketplace. Read more.

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CALiPER Product Snapshot on MR16 Lamps

A detailed look at the current state of the market for LED MR16 replacement lamps. Read more.

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Seeking PARfection

The L Prize PAR38 competition sets reach goals for products. In a short video, utilities explain why PARfection matters. View video.

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New Report: Early Lessons Learned in Bringing SSL to Market

Analysis of issues and challenges during the early stages of solid-state lighting market introduction in the U.S. Learn more.

Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy usage by nearly one half and contribute significantly to our nation's climate change solutions. The U.S. Department of Energy acts as a catalyst to drive R&D breakthroughs in efficiency and performance, and to equip buyers to successfully apply SSL lighting.

A Comprehensive Program

The U.S. Department of Energy—together with industry partners—sponsors a comprehensive program to spur SSL research, and development. Learn more about: