LEDs Magazine News & Insights - Apr 10th, 2024
Industry news, commentary, research, and applications in LED and solid-state lighting technology and markets
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April 10, 2024

In this week’s News & Insights, we take a deeper dive into the third and final phase of the L-Prize Lighting Competition – Manufacturing & Installation – and what it could mean for a shift in domestic production and assembly. We also included the recaps of the first two phase winners for Concept and Prototype as a refresher. You’ll also find Parts I and II on 3D printed luminaire concepts from industry consultant Don Peifer to help frame what the future can hold.

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Final phase incorporates U.S. content sourcing requirements to support domestic assembly capabilities and drive sustainability efforts in lighting industry.
The company’s efforts to reverse the home smart lighting decline has yet to include price cuts, which some analysts believe are necessary.

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DON PEIFER examines how the industry can move from replicating linear fluorescent technology in commercial fixtures to 3D-printed replacements that revamp the lighting manufacturing and supply chain.
DON PEIFER explores how additive manufacturing can shape an equitable circular lighting future by delivering modularity, customization, design for disassembly, and cost-effective designs.
DOE L-Prize organizers recognized three luminaire prototypes and three connected systems prototypes for their potential to increase usability, interoperability, sustainability, and accessibility of commercial lighting technologies.
PNNL’s Kate Hickcox notes common themes of modularity and interoperability that could ease the integration of L-Prize Concept Design winners.
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