According to Jim Brodrick, DOE’s Lighting Program Manager, the honorees exemplify the rapid progress being achieved in SSL technology. "These companies demonstrate the innovative spirit that is propelling this industry forward," he said. "Their work will accelerate commercialization of highly efficient LED and OLED products for general illumination."
- Cree, Inc. was recognized for demonstrating an SSL luminaire that integrates novel LED components with a new driver topology boasting a 90.6% driver efficiency.
- Lightscape Materials developed high efficiency red and green phosphors featuring excellent thermal characteristics and low-cost preparation methods.
- Osram Sylvania demonstrated a small form factor LED retrofit lamp that achieved 414 lumens and 92 lm/W with a warm white output and CRI of 90.
- Universal Display Corporation demonstrated two phosphorescent OLED luminaire systems: the first, with system efficacy of 51 lm/W, can snap into Armstrong's TechZone Ceiling System; the second, a 15 x 15 cm panel, reached a key milestone of 66 lm/W at a luminance of 1,000 cd/m2.