IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 18, 2008

DoE Publishes New SSL Research and Development - Multi-Year Program Plan

doe_ssl_progplan09_14_sm-jpg DoE recently finished a report on SSL research and development status and the new multi- year program plan for 2009 to 2014. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 14, 2008

DoE Reports Round 4 of CALiPER Testing Program Results: Inaccuracy of Performance Data

doe_cal_round4_overview-gif In round 4 of CALiPER testing DoE had a closer look on MR16 and T8 replacement products as well as on two downlights, seven task lamps and five "outdoor & other" fixtures. The DOE Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting (CALiPER) Program, formerly called the Commercial Product Testing Program, supports testing of a wide, representative array of SSL products available for general illumination. The Department allows its test results to be distributed in the public interest for noncommercial, educational purposes only. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 24, 2008

DOE Releases Oakland Demonstration Report

Demonstration in Oakland, CA, with Beta LED streetlights (foreground) and HPS streetlights (background). Download: Oakland demonstration report (PDF 1.8 MB). Photo: Beta LED. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the report from the Oakland, CA, demonstration of LED street lights. This report, prepared by Pacific Gas & Electric and Energy Solutions, provides an overview of project results including measured energy consumption and illuminance levels, economic analysis, and resident feedback. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 20, 2007

DoE Webcast: SSL Luminaire Performance in the Lab: Just How Well Do They Perform?

doe_caliper_efficacy3-jpg The results of CALiPER testing from DoE were shortly presented (refer to LED-professional article "DOE Releases Round 3 CALiPER Reports: Progress in Product Efficacy" from November 05, 2007). Now DoE released a webcast and a comprehensive presentation that can be downloaded from DoE website. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 05, 2007

DOE Releases Round 3 CALiPER Reports: Progress in Product Efficacy

doe_cal_round3-gif The U.S. Department of Energy has completed another round of solid-state lighting (SSL) product testing reports. The DOE Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting (CALiPER) Program, formerly called the Commercial Product Testing Program, supports testing of a wide, representative array of SSL products available for general illumination. The Department allows its test results to be distributed in the public interest for noncommercial, educational purposes only. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 24, 2007

U.S. Department of Energy publishes final report on SSL efficacy for todays products

Downlight Comparison: Efficacy vs Light output DoE SSL luminaries test shows a huge discrepancy between manufacturer claims and actual tested luminaire performance. Numerous products for differnt applications were tested in three rounds. To give consideration to real-life conditions off state power consumption (standby power) was taken into account. Pilot test results were published in December 2006, first round results followed in March 2007. Now Final results are published for free distribution in the public interest for noncommercial, educational purposes. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 23, 2007

UK Government supports ground breaking energy reduction project developing GaN LED based solid-state light sources

The UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly part of Department of Trade and Industry) has helped to enable the formation of a large vertically integrated consortium to focus on development of energy efficient solid-state light sources based on novel GaN LED chip technology. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 16, 2007

DOE announces pre-qualification selection of SSL product testing laboratories

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased to announce the selection of five (5) laboratories as a pre-qualification to conduct tests of market-available SSL products in support of the DOE SSL Commercial Product Testing Program. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 12, 2006

DOE announces selection of national laboratory center for SSL R&D and seven projects for core technology research in nanotechnology

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is pleased to announce the selection of the National Laboratory Center for Solid-State Lighting Research and Development (Laboratory Call DE-PS26-06NT42943). Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 10, 2006

DOE selects Sandia National Laboratory Center for Solid-State Lighting research and development

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman announced today that Sandia National Laboratories is the new home of the National Laboratory Center for Solid-State Lighting Research and Development. He made the announcement at a news conference at Sandia's International Programs Building. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 30, 2006

New materials for high efficiency organic solid state lighting

An organic light-emitting device (OLED) structure shows the emission layer which incorporates new charge-transporting organic phosphine oxide molecules (top right) as high triplet energy hosts for blue organometallic phosphors (blue dots). A new organic molecule developed by PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) scientists may significantly improve the efficiency of organic solid state lighting. Read more »

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EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity

EzyLED™ Reduces Circuit Driver Complexity American Bright, a global LED lighting solutions manufacturer, announced a series of EzyLED 3030. merican Bright's EzyLED™ is a proprietary LED device with a built-in IC. This patented design drastically reduces the need for additional circuitry and other on-board components making it the ideal ... Read more »

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On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200

On-the-Fly Light Measurement of Modulated LEDs with DSP 200 Instrument Systems addresses increasing demands on light measurement technology in the automotive sector: the goniophotometer AMS 5000 combined with the DSP 200 photometer offers a perfect solution for testing modulated LEDs, which today ensure a driving experience under optimum lighting conditions. Read more »

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Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue

Electrolube Provides Innovative Resin Solution for LED Lens Issue Electrolube, the global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has provided an innovative solution for a complex LED assembly issue. The customer, a leading manufacturer of street lighting and high-bay luminaires in India, had been experiencing problems with the attachment of individual lenses to the ... Read more »

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Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module

Lumileds Introduces Brightest, Most Reliable RGB LED Module Leading in luminous intensity and reliability, Lumileds' new LUXEON MultiColor Module 0.5 W is the ideal building block for applications demanding consistent, brilliant color. Read more »

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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