USA - National Programs and Industry Groups

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DOE offers SSL funding, pushes LEDs into Energy Star (Jul 06)
The US Department of Energy has unveiled its latest funding opportunities as part of its solid-state lighting program, and is also working to include LED products in the Energy Star program.

DOE funds SSL product development to tune of $10 million (Jun 06)
Color Kinetics, GE and Osram Sylvania are among recipients of the latest round of funding to be released by the US DOE's Solid State Lighting program.

DOE publishes Multi-Year Program Plan for solid-state lighting (Mar 06)
The US DOE's Solid-State Lighting program has published a 129-page document outlining its current status and future objectives.

Selected Articles

NEMA and ASSIST focus on solid-state lighting adoption
Industry organizations like ASSIST and NEMA's solid-state lighting section fulfill an essential role as solid-state lighting technology moves towards the marketplace. LEDs Magazine spoke with Chips Chipalkatti from Osram Sylvania about the activities of these groups.

News

US DOE announces funding selections for SSL program (Mar 06)
The US Department of Energy has announced 16 new selections for funding for its solid-state lighting program to develop LED and OLED technologies.

SSL program seeks more funding, publishes report (Feb 06)
The US Department of Energy's Solid State Light Program hopes see its funding boosted to $19.3 million in FY 2007, and has published materials from its recent workshop.

US group launches solid-state lighting competition (Feb 06)
Lighting for Tomorrow has announced a national lighting competition focused on innovative new light sources using LEDs.

DOE announces funding opportunity for its SSL program (Nov 05)
The US DOE has released a Product Development funding opportunity as the latest part of its solid-state lighting program

U.S. Energy Policy Act provides funding for solid-state lighting (Oct 05)
The U.S. government has finally passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which will provide significant levels of funding for the development of white LED lighting technology.

U.S. Energy Bill provides funding for solid-state lighting (Aug 05)
The U.S. government has finally passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which will provide significant levels of funding for the development of white LED lighting technology.

U.S. industry alliance applauds Energy Policy Act (Aug 05)
A solid-state lighting industry alliance in the U.S. has been boosted by the recently signed Energy Policy Act, and has just added Color Kinetics to its membership.

SSL program solicits applications for core technology research

Next Generation Lighting Initiative – latest update

DOE signs IP enhancement to solid-state lighting program
A recently signed IP provision should accelerate the market introduction of solid-state lighting technology developed by the US DOE program

Next Generation Lighting Initiative one step closer
Progress is being made in the US to create the Next Generation Lighting Initiative, a public-private partnership to develop advanced solid-state lighting devices.

Background information

The Next Generation Lighting Initiative is seeking funding from the US government to support the development of the solid-state lighting industry.
* See Next Generation Lighting Initiative one step closer (June 2005)

The Building Technologies Program of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the Department of Energy (DOE) funds a substantial Solid State Lighting program.
* See DOE publishes solid-state lighting workshop report (April 2005)
* See DOE provides update on Solid State Lighting program
* See DOE announces $20m in funding for solid-state lighting research
* See DOE announces selections for product development funding
* See DOE lighting workshop sets targets for LEDs

The Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA) aims to support this Initiative, and is now working as the industrial partner of the DOE.
* See NGLIA supports initiative to develop solid-state lighting industry in the US

The National Electronic Manufacturers Association (NEMA) carries out the administration work for the NGLIA and also has its own Solid State Lighting section.
* See NEMA forms Solid State Lighting section

The Department of Commerce funds the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), which is run by NIST.
* See Cree receives ATP award to develop white LED lamp

The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute runs the Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies (ASSIST) and also runs a Solid State Lighting program
* See Lighting Research Center applies research, demonstrations, and education to advance LED technology
* See Moving LEDs into the mainstream: ASSIST develops research, education, and industry ties
* See LRC industry group distributes guidelines for reporting LED life

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