The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers articles, brochures, and fact sheets on a wide range of SSL and LED technical and application issues to help industry keep up with this rapidly developing technology. To learn more about DOE SSL commercialization activities and programs, select from the list below.
DOE's LED Lighting Facts® program is a voluntary pledge program to assure that LED lighting, as it reaches the market, is represented accurately. Participation in Lighting Facts is open to all who manufacture, sell, and recommend the best in LED lighting.
Demonstrations showcase high-performance LED products for general illumination in a variety of commercial and residential applications. Demonstration results provide real-world experience and data on state-of-the-art SSL product performance and cost effectiveness.
DOE's Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting (CALiPER) program provides unbiased information on the performance of a widely representative array of commercially available SSL products for general illumination. Test results guide DOE planning for research and development, design competitions, and technology procurement activities.
DOE's L Prize® competition aims to accelerate development and adoption of SSL products to replace the common light bulb. The L Prize challenges industry to develop replacement technologies for two of today's most widely used and inefficient products: 60W incandescent lamps and PAR 38 halogen lamps.
The Next Generation Luminaires™ competition recognizes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires. Sponsored by DOE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the International Association of Lighting Designers, the competition was launched in May 2008.
DOE provides national leadership and support for the development of new test procedures and standards for SSL to accelerate the standards development process, facilitate ongoing collaboration, and offer technical assistance.
DOE's Technical Information Network for Solid-State Lighting (TINSSL) increases awareness of SSL technology, performance, and appropriate applications.
Launched to leverage the efforts of cities pursuing evaluations of LED street lighting products, the Consortium collects, analyzes, and shares technical information and experiences related to LED street and area lighting demonstrations.