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Five Lighting Projects to Receive DOE Funding Awards

March 16, 2020
The selected lighting projects will address scientific advancements in solid-state lighting technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $74 million for 63 selected projects to research, develop, and test energy-efficient and flexible building technologies, systems, and construction practices to improve the energy performance of the nation’s buildings and electric grid.

Of the projects selected, five will support key innovative research in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology, helping to accelerate the development of LED and OLED lighting products that can improve energy affordability. In total, the lighting projects will receive $12.5 million in federal funds that, when combined with a cost-share contribution, totals $16 million.

The lighting projects selected for award negotiations include:

  • Lumileds, LLC (San Jose, Calif.), to address the “green gap” and improve long-wavelength LEDs.
  • Nanosys Inc. (Milpitas, Calif.), to develop heavy-metal-free InP-based quantum dots (QDs) to endure the high-flux requirements of LEDs.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, Mass.), to improve the stability and lifetime of blue OLEDs.
  • OLEDWorks LLC (Rochester, N.Y.), to develop high-efficiency, long-lifetime flexible OLED panels, along with processes for their manufacture.
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.), to develop tools for lighting designers to enable dynamic light sculpting for efficient delivery of light.