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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

June 11, 2014

DOE Training Session Presentations from LIGHTFAIR International 2014

Presentations from DOE’s free vendor-neutral training sessions at LIGHTFAIR 2014 are now available for review or download. More

June 5, 2014

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on Indoor LED Luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on indoor LED luminaires, which utilizes 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

May 30, 2014

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Cost-Effectiveness of Linear (T8) LED Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 21.3, which is part of a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Report 21.3 details a set of life-cycle cost simulations that compared a two-lamp troffer using LED lamps (38W total power draw) or fluorescent lamps (51W total power draw) over a 10-year study period. More

May 21, 2014

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Linear (T8) LED Lamps in Recessed Troffers

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 21.2, which is part of a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Report 21.2 focuses on the performance of three linear (T8) LED lamps and a benchmark fluorescent lamp in five different troffer types and includes results of a subjective evaluation.  More

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