Research, Commercialization & Govt Organizations – SSLnet Only

E.U. Committee SCHEER Concludes LED Lights and Displays Do Not Cause Health Issues

The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) looked at recently collected data and case studies to evaluate possible risks to human health from LED emissions. The SCHEER published their findings in a lengthy draft report. Overall, the SCHEER concluded that normal use of LED lamps and displays by the …

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NEMA Says Consumers would Pay for Higher Required CRI And Would Get Lower Efficacy

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has issued a statement regarding California Energy Commission’s proposed 15-Day Language Amendments to Appliance Efficiency Regulations. In the statement, NEMA asserts that the requirement to meet a nominal CRI of 90 and R8 places an undue burden on both manufacturers and consumers. NEMA notes that while …

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DOE Publishes the 2015 SSL R&D Plan

The 2015 edition of the U.S Department of Energy’s  Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Plan is now out. The DOE published the plan that consolidates its SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap and SSL Multi-Year Program Plan of previous years. The DOE worked with SSL lighting community experts and received additional inputs at …

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DOE Awards $8.2 Million in Funding for Nine SSL R&D Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected nine solid-state lighting projects to receive funding, in response to the funding opportunity announcement DE-FOA-0001171. The one- to two-year projects, which received funding, will focus on all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas: Core Technology Research (the application of fundamental scientific concepts …

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Next Generation Luminaires™ Design Competition Winners Announced

At the LED Show in Los Angeles, the winners of the sixth annual Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced. The winners included 57 commercial LED indoor lighting products recognized for excellence. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the International Association of Lighting Designers, and Illuminating Engineering …

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DOE Publishes 2014 SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap

The U.S. Department of Energy published the 2014 Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing R&D Roadmap. The updated Roadmap complements the SSL R&D Multi-Year Program Plan that guides the Product Development and Core Technology R&D programs. One of the roadmap’s goals is to guide the Manufacturing R&D program and help direct funding solicitations …

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