The DOE's solicitation called for small and large businesses with team members from universities and national laboratories to propose ways to examine certain high-priority product development activities.
The five projects have a total value of over $15 million, including a substantial cost share element by the applicant in each case, and include 3 projects relating to LEDs and 2 relating to OLEDs. The projects are:
Philips Electronics North America
$2.61 million (40% applicant cost share) over 36 months
An efficient LED system-in-module for general lighting applications
Philips proposes to develop a technology platform for RGBA (red-green-blue-amber) sources serving as a building block for commercial applications of solid-state lighting.
$5.02 million (52% applicant cost share) over 36 months
Thin-film packaging solutions for high-efficiency OLED lighting products
Working with Philips, Dow Corning plans to deliver a 2 x 2 foot lighting panel with CRI > 85, efficacy of 85 lm/W and lifetime exceeding 10,000 hours.
General Electric Global Research
$4.1 million (30% applicant cost share) over 36 months
High-efficiency, illumination-quality white OLEDs for lighting
With Dow Chemical, GE plans to develop OLEDs with efficacies of 100 lm/W.
Light Prescriptions Innovators
$1.45 million (40% applicant cost share) over 18 months
Kilolumen solid-state lighting exceeding 100 lm/W via remote phosphor
With partners Osram Opto Semiconductors, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, UC-Merced and Fisk University, LPI proposes a novel approach to white light using a variety of advanced optical techniques.
$2.26 million (27% applicant cost share) over 36 months
Small-area array-based LED luminaire design
Cree's Santa Barbara Technology Center proposes to develop a compact, integrated reflector-type luminaire with high efficiency in the range of 100 lm/W.