DOE announces webcast, manufacturing R&D workshop

An upcoming DOE Webcast will focus on LEDs for interior office applications, while the next manufacturing R&D wokshop is planned for April.


Webcast: LEDs for Interior Office Applications

On March 18, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live Webcast on “LEDs for Interior Office Applications.”

In this Webcast, speakers Jason Tuenge and Michael Myer from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will examine the current status of LED 2x2 and 2x4 luminaires, as well as LED replacements for linear fluorescent lamps.

Drawing on results and trends revealed through the latest rounds of DOE CALiPER testing, the speakers will discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and economics of using LEDs in office settings.

The Webcast will begin promptly at 1:00 pm ET and will include a 60-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute question and answer session with attendees.


Manufacturing R&D Workshop

The next DOE SSL Manufacturing R&D Workshop takes place on April 21–22, 2010 in San Jose, California.

Last year, DOE launched a new solid-state lighting (SSL) manufacturing R&D initiative, designed to enhance the quality and lower the cost of SSL products through improvements in manufacturing equipment and processes.

More than 350 industry stakeholders—chip makers, fixture manufacturers, component manufacturers, and other lighting experts—joined DOE at two workshops to build a roadmap for SSL manufacturing in the U.S.

Participants at the April 21–22 workshop in San Jose, CA will be able to:

  • Share updates on technology progress and trends
  • Learn about the first round of DOE-funded manufacturing projects
  • Re-examine roadmap priority topics, and propose changes or updates
  • Learn more about federal funding opportunities, and network with our nation's leading lighting experts.
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