DOE Presentations from SSL R&D Workshop Now Available Online

Thanks to all who participated in the 15th annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held January 29–31 in Nashville, TN. Lighting experts from across the country and abroad gathered to address the complex science and technology challenges facing SSL today.

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DOE’s Connected Lighting Systems Efficiency Study — PoE Cable Energy Losses

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology offers the ability to provide both low-voltage direct-current (DC) power and communication over a standard Ethernet cable—also referred to as a local area network (LAN) cable or Category cable. Light-emitting diode (LED) technology has reduced

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Department of Energy to Host 2018 ARPA-E Summit

The ninth annual Energy Innovation Summit is scheduled for March 13-15, 2018. The Summit draws thousands of participants from across the United States and internationally to convene a forum on the future of energy innovation. The Summit encourages leaders from

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T8 Rules to Take Effect Craig DiLouie

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued new energy standards for general-service fluorescent lamps. These standards identify categories of lamps and impose minimum efficacies, expressed in lumens/W. Primarily impacting 4-ft. 32W T8 lamps and some reduced-wattage T8 lamps,

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DOE Announces $100 Million Open Solicitation for Transformative Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $100 million in funding for new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA E) latest OPEN funding opportunity. OPEN will support America’s top innovators through dozens of early-stage

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DOE Publishes Its Third-Ever US Lighting Market Characterization (LMC) Report

The agency uses it in part to guide its research and development (R&D) program. The latest version of the U.S. Lighting Market Characterization estimates the installed stock, energy use, and lumen production of all general-illumination lighting products operating in the

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House Proposal Would Shift Energy Star to DOE

Responsibility for the Energy Star program would shift from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Department of Energy under a proposed bill, which would also make significant changes in the process of setting Energy Star specifications. The measure

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2018 DOE SSL R&D Workshop

The 15th annual DOE SSL R&D Workshop is a not-to-be-missed event, where top experts and thought leaders from universities, labs, and companies large and small converge to share the latest on SSL technology advances and explore new directions in lighting.

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2017 SSL Technology R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

…held November 8 in Portland, OR. A diverse group of attendees and speakers examined the latest technology advances and research questions, and provided updates on various early-stage research efforts that will serve as a foundation for future SSL technological developments.

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DOE Publishes Report on Connected Lighting System Interoperability

The main goal of the series is to discern and document the current state of CLS interoperability at this early stage, with its landscape of multiple vendors, technologies, and business models. At present, interoperability between connected lighting systems offered by

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DOE to Announce FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science plans to announce a funding opportunity for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Under this grant opportunity, DOE will seek applications for funding directed

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DOE Snapshot LED Outdoor Area Lighting by Jim Brodrick

Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to nationwide energy use, and the market segment has been an important player in the transition to SSL. DOE’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on outdoor area lighting that covers

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DOE Announces FY 2018 SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science published the Fiscal Year 2018 Phase I, Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on October 17, 2017, for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

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Weather-proof Step Lights Hit Market

Amerlux’s Passo Seals LED Optical Chamber To Eliminate Water Infiltration OAKLAND, N.J. – Oct. 3, 2017 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has launched a step light with game-changing innovation that prevents water seepage, which is

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DOE’s SSL Technology R&D Workshop November 8, 2017 | Portland, Oregon

The rapid rise of LED lighting makes it easy to forget that today’s lighting revolution is just getting started. As industry innovators continue to explore the untapped potential of LED lighting, new opportunities to manipulate and control the spectrum, intensity,

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REMINDER: DOE TM-30 Webinar on September 12

IES TM-30-15, a system of measures and graphics that can be used together to effectively evaluate and communicate a light source’s color rendering properties, has been around for two years, and in that time researchers have been helping to lay

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DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

There are many factors that influence product efficacy, but the efficacy trend with LED downlights is concerning. The importance of efficacy gains is not solely related to energy savings. Improved LED package efficiency can simplify thermal management and allow more

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Eleven New SBIR-STTR Grants Awarded for SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded 10 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for projects targeting critical advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The 11 FY17 grants will

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5 Charts That Illustrate The Remarkable LED Lighting Revolution

“The rapid adoption of LEDs in lighting marks one of the fastest technology shifts in human history,” Goldman Sachs stated in a new report. The accelerated deployment of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs is on track to save U.S. consumers and

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LED Street Lighting’s Impact on Sky Glow by James Brodrick

A DOE study looks at uplight, lumen output, spectral power distribution and other variables. Recently, there’s been some concern as to whether LED street lighting is more likely to cause sky glow than conventional (typically, high-pressure sodium) street lighting. Compared

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