Top R&D achievements in energy-saving lighting honored at DOE workshop

Feb. 13, 2012
Date Announced: 13 Feb 2012 The Energy Department recognized six research and development project teams last week at "Transformations in Lighting," its ninth annual Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held this year in Atlanta. The three-day event brought together nearly 300 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers interested in keeping up to date on the latest solid-state lighting technology developments.The following organizations were recognized by DOE for significant breakthroughs and achievements in 2011, representing research in light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) conducted at large and small companies, universities, and research institutions:- Cree, Inc., was recognized for developing a novel LED that enables a new, high-efficiency driver (i.e., power supply) architecture to improve overall lighting system efficacy.- Osram Sylvania was recognized for its work developing an LED replacement for 2'x2' fluorescent fixtures (i.e., troffers) that has achieved extremely high energy efficiency.- Philips Lighting was recognized for its efforts to develop a family of LED drivers that are smaller, lower-cost, and more efficient.- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was recognized for its efforts to close the "green gap" by improving the color rendering of LEDs.- Universal Display Corporation was recognized for completing two pre-prototype undercabinet phosphorescent OLED systems that have achieved high efficiency levels.- White Optics was recognized for developing a composite coating to optimize the light output of SSL systems by maximizing reflection.DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality. For more information about the DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Portfolio, visit the R&D Projects page on EERE's Solid-State Lighting website. Workshop highlights and presentations will be posted on the EERE Solid-State Lighting website soon.


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