DOE announces Lighting Facts Label

Lighting Facts Label is a part of the SSL Quality Advocates voluntary pledge program, to help consumers finding good LED lighting fixtures. It is also a program of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
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Cree: Publication of SSL Criteria Will Boost the Growth of LED Industry — LEDforum 2009 Report (4)

The publication of relevant criteria for LED lighting will be of vital importance for the development of LED industry, said Lee Soo Ghee, Cree’s Vice President / General Manager Asia Pacific, at the LEDforum 2009. With the criteria set up, the quality of LED lighting will get controlled and standardized, which is expected to accelerate the promotion of LED lighting as well as more quickly realize the substantial drop in cost of energy saving, he said.
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DOE Publishes Final Energy Star Criteria for LED Lighting

After releasing three draft editions, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria for integral LED lamps on December 4, 2009. The new Energy Star criteria will go into effect as of August 31, 2010.
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DOE to Fund Innovative OLED Lighting Developed by DuPont

DuPont announced that it has been awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a two-year project to develop a solid-state lighting source using low-cost organic light emitting diode (OLED) solution-processing manufacturing techniques.
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DOE issues a Gateway report on LED freezer lights, as well as the summary report of CALiPER round 9

Recently, The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Gateway report on LED freezer-case lighting in Eugene, Oregon, as well as the summary report of round 9 of CALiPER testing.  DOE has published the final report from a demonstration retrofit of LED freezer-case lighting in an Albertsons Grocery store in Eugene, Oregon. This Gateway demonstration report provides an overview of project results including lighting performance, economic performance, and potential energy savings.
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DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on LED Freezer Case Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration retrofit of light-emitting diode (LED) freezer case lighting in an Albertsons Grocery store in Eugene, Oregon. This GATEWAY demonstration report provides an overview of project results including lighting performance, economic performance, and potential energy savings. In this project, upright freezer cases were retrofitted with LED striplights combined with occupancy sensors, and compared against standard fluorescent lighting on the opposite side of the aisle. Key findings include:
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Energy Star Program Enhancements to Be Released Soon

Before November 30, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release a more detailed proposal outlining anticipated Energy Star program enhancements for 2010, according to a letter from EPA to Energy Star stakeholders. These program enhancements will include a proposed method of integrating various elements of the Energy Star lighting program.
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Low Cost Crystals for LED Lighting Awarded DOE Funding

The Department of Energy recently announced $151 million funding for 37 ambitious research projects to pursue breakthroughs that could fundamentally change the way we use and produce energy. One of the selected projects includes the development of low cost crystals for LED lighting.
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2009 DOE SSL Manufacturing Workshop Report Posted

The U.S. Department of Energy has published the summary report from the 2009 DOE Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Manufacturing Workshops, held April 21–22 in Fairfax, Virginia, and June 24–25 in Vancouver, Washington. Download a PDF copy of the report.
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EPA Takes Over Energy Star in Cooperation with DOE

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have jointly issued a statement outlining each agency's responsibilities and roles in the Energy Star products program. The EPA and DOE agreed to coordinate efforts to expand and enhance both the National Building Rating Program and the Energy Star program. According to the statement, the Energy Star products program will be improved with expanded coverage, more frequent updates, enhanced efforts on product testing, and a new effort to recognize super efficient products.
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Philips First to Submit to DOE L Prize Competition with Development of LED Replacement for Common Household Bulb

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Thursday that the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition has received its first entrant, a product from Philips Electronics. Philips has developed, manufactured and will bring to market an LED replacement for the common 60-Watt incandescent light bulb.
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DOE Invests $6.4 million in LED Research Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Monday announced four research programs to be funded under a $6.4 million program to fund solid-state lighting research. Three national laboraties and an Army lab will receive funds under the program for LED and organic LED research.  
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Universal Display Awarded DOE Contract to Demonstrate OLED Lightingin for Under Cabinet Application

Universal Display Corporation announced that it has been awarded a $1.65 million, two-year contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate a thin, highly-efficient, white OLED lighting concept for under-cabinet applications.
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DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium

To leverage the efforts of multiple cities pursuing evaluations of LED street lighting products, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the formation of a Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium. The Consortium will collect, analyze, and share technical information and experiences related to LED street lighting demonstrations.  
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Wal-Mart Holds Grand Reopening of Store Featuring LED Parking Lot Site Lighting

The Wal-Mart Superstore, the first retail store to feature light-emitting diode (LED) parking lot site lighting, based on specifications developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Retailer Energy Alliance, will reopen on July 15, 2009, in Leavenworth, Kansas. The Superstore will serve as a test site to determine the viability of expanding LED parking lot lights at Wal-Mart stores nationwide.
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DOE Released Round 8 Results for CALiPER Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the results of Round 8 of product testing through its Solid-State Lighting (SSL) CALiPER program.
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DOE Releases Second Draft of ENERGY STAR Requirements for SSL Lighting Luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has just released the second draft of ENERGY STAR performance criteria for three SSL luminaire categories: outdoor pole-mounted area and roadway luminaires, outdoor wall-mounted area luminaires, and parking garage/canopy luminaires. The Proposed Category “A” (near-term applications) additions to the Outdoor Area & Parking Garage area include the below: Minimum Light Output Luminaire shall deliver a minimum of 1,000 lumens (initial).
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DOE Releases Revised Competition Requirements for The L Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recently released revised L Prize competition requirements. As the first government-sponsored technology competition, the L Prize is designed to accelerate development of high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb. The competition will award significant cash prizes, plus opportunities for federal purchasing agreements, utility programs, and other incentives for winning products.
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DOE Issues Guidance on Proper Use of Energy Star Labels

Recently, several companies have been reported to be misusing Energy Star logos to imply that SSL products are Energy Star certified, particularly at the Lightfair tradeshow. As a result, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued guidance on the correct use of Energy Star logos to stop the trend. Richard Karney, Energy Star Program Manager for Solid State Lighting for the DOE, issued a memo to Energy Star Stakeholders to “address a disconcerting trend the Department is seeing in promotional materials of LED products.”
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Micron Request for $20 Million through DOE to Develop LED Business

Micron Technology is requesting for $20 million stimulus fund through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help the company expand into the LED industry and create new jobs in Idaho. LEDs (Light-emitting diodes), which use one-seventh as much energy as conventional lighting and can last much longer, can be used in lamps and fixtures, municipal streetlights and outdoor lighting such as street lamps, traffic signals and auto lights.
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ilumisys to Partner with National Center for Manufacturing Sciences on Federal LED Lighting Program

LED lighting developer ilumisys Inc. is to partner with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) to develop environmentally sustainable solid-state lighting on a $590,000 grant from the Department of Energy (DOE).
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DOE Report Concludes LED Research Development

The goals set for solid-state lighting (SSL) development in 2008 by the Department of Energy (DOE) have been met individually, some even been surpassed, but there is not a single product that can meet all of those targets simultaneously, according to a DOE’s latest annual report on SSL research and development. The report has detailed the wide range of work in the US aimed at fundamentally changing the country's lighting infrastructure to one based on LEDs instead of bulbs.
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DOE Researcher Solves Part of OLED Lighting Limits

A DOE researcher has achieved a big progress in his research on organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) by partly solving the problem of weak blue diode in white OLED lights.
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Albeo Technologies "C-Series" White-LED High Bay Light Fixture Wins U.S. DOE Award

Albeo Technologies announces that it has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Next Generation Luminaire (NGL) Market Ready Award for their C-Series(TM) white-LED Solid-State High Bay light fixture. The NGL award recognizes manufacturers who develop innovative commercial luminaires that are energy-efficient and provide high lighting quality and consistency, glare control, lumen maintenance, and luminaire appearance needed to meet specification lighting requirements.
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Winners of LED Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announced

The winners of the first annual Next Generation Luminaires(tm) competition have been disclosed at Strategies in Light conference(SIL) in Santa Clara, California, February 18-20, 2009. The awards recognize excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires for general illumination, using white light in commercial lighting applications.
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DOE Honors Universal Display Corp. for Advances in White OLED Lighting

Recently, Universal Display Corporation, an innovator behind today's and tomorrow's displays and lighting through its UniversalPHOLED(TM) phosphorescent OLED technology, announced that the company's research advances in white OLED lighting performance was honored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during the DOE's Annual Solid-State Lighting Workshop. With the support of the DOE, Universal Display has been working on developing highly-efficient white OLEDs for use in myriad lighting applications.
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DOE reports a demo of LED street lighting in San Francisco

San Francisco LED street lighting demonstration is one of DOE Gateway demonstrations that showcase high-performance LED products for general illumination. This Gateway report provides an overview of project results including lighting performance, cost effectiveness, and potential energy savings.
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DOE announces Energy Star draft criteria for integral LED lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the first draft of Energy Star criteria for integral LED lamps and has posted these potential criteria on its web site. DOE has also explained why integral LED lamps are being included in the Energy Star program at this point and given an overview of the approach the agency took to decide on certain criteria. Also listed are several key issues that are up for debate and the expected timeline for revising and finalizing these criteria. What is an integral lamp?
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