Registration Has Opened for the 2021 Lighting R&D Workshop

A virtual and free event co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Illuminating Engineering Society. Opportunities to hear from and interact with top lighting scientists and industry thought leaders and to provide input on future research needs. Partnerships

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DOE Study Examines Age-Related Changes in LED Device Efficiency and Optical Performance

Lighting application efficiency (LAE) describes the efficient delivery of light from the light source to the lighted task and is viewed as a new frontier—increasing energy savings with solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies. The framework for LAE that is proposed by

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DOE Provides $65 Million for ‘Connected Communities’

America’s 125 million homes and commercial buildings currently use almost 40% of U.S. energy, 74% of its electricity, and account for the great majority of peak electricity demand. Connected communities can leverage the latest advancements in building science, like state-of-the-art

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DOE Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This funding opportunity will provide up to $80 million for projects that enhance energy demand flexibility across buildings

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DOE Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications Report

The latest edition of the DOE report, Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications,models the current state of the U.S. general-lighting market and provides analysis on realized and potential energy- and money-saving benefits associated with LED lamps and luminaires. The

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DOE Research Evaluates Lighting Application Efficiency for LED-Based Products

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released initial research performed under contract by RTI International that considers a new performance characteristic called LAE (lighting application efficiency) of solid-state lighting (SSL) products. One element of LAE is spectral efficiency and

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PNNL Seeks Feedback on IoT-Upgradeable Lighting, Considers SSL Luminaire Challenge

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and its Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have issued a request for feedback for potential guidance on future-proof, LED-based luminaire design that yields products that are cost competitive with luminaires that have no easy

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DOE Integrated Lighting Campaign Website Launched

The Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a program designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities and benefits of advanced lighting controls and of integrating lighting systems with other building or business systems in their facilities.

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DOE Announces $11 Billion in Energy Savings from Better Buildings Partners

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $11 billion in energy-cost savings by more than 950 public and private sector organizations in DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative. To date, partners have saved nearly 1.8 quadrillion British thermal units of energy,

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DOE’s Building Technologies Office Funds 20 Small Business R&D Building Efficiency Projects

As part of today’s $53 million announcement by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development projects, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced

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DOE’s PNNL Reports on Tunable SSL Research at Senior Nursing Center

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has published a research report on a US Department of Energy (DOE)-funded study on the effects of tunable lighting on elderly patients residing in a nursing center. The study titled “Measuring Light Exposure and

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Five Lighting Projects Among Recipients of DOE Funding Awards

In total, the five selected lighting projects will receive $12.5 million in federal funds that, when combined with a cost-share contribution, totals $16 million. Lumileds, LLC (San Jose, CA): Selected for award negotiation to address the “green gap” and improve

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DOE Announces up to $47.7 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Building Technologies Office (BTO) awarded $47.7 million to 23 competitively selected projects, led by 19 organizations, to pursue innovations that can advance the goals of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)

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DOE Publishes New Report on Solid State Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently published the latest edition of its biennial report called “Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications,” which models the adoption of LED lamps and luminaires in the U.S. general lighting

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NEMA Welcomes Department of Energy Final Process Rule

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today welcomed the Department of Energy (DOE) final Process Rule that modernizes its current appliance efficiency rulemaking process to conform to changes in the law, clarify ambiguities, and streamline the rulemaking process. The Electrical

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ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016 Takes Effect as National Standard

By February 2020, the 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, takes effect as the national energy reference standard, based on a 2018 Department of Energy (DOE) ruling. By that time, all states must

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The 2020 DOE Lighting R&D Workshop: Bridging the Gap Between Technology Promise and Today’s Reality

Lighting scientists continue to push boundaries, with innovations that drive lighting efficiency and performance to new levels. But how do we bridge the gap between technology promise and today’s reality? What challenges must be overcome, to translate R&D to application?

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Judge Allows California’s Shift to Energy Saving Light Bulbs

S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller of Sacramento rejected a petition from the NEMA and ALA to temporarily block new minimum efficiency standards for light bulbs that the California Energy Commission adopted in November. The judge said the associations are unlikely

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DOE Announced a Final Determination for Incandescent Light Bulbs

On September 5, 2019 DOE proposed a determination that the existing standards for general service incandescent lamps (GSILs) do not need to be amended. After considering data and a wide range of public comments, today DOE is announcing its final

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Energy Department Announces Winner of Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Prize

DOE announced the winner of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge for Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires. Bamboo Pendant, Submitted by Brad Koerner, Koerner Design. The winning entry embodies DOE priorities to increase material and energy efficiency while improving building occupant comfort and

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