Top R&D Achievements Honored at DOE Solid-State Lighting Workshop
February 20, 2009
Seven R&D project teams were recently honored at "Transformations in Lighting," the sixth annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held this year in San Francisco, CA. The three day event brought together over 400 researchers, manufacturers, lighting designers, utility representatives, and many other industry insiders and observers interested in keeping abreast of the latest solid-state lighting (SSL) technology developments.
The following organizations were recognized by DOE for significant breakthroughs and achievements in 2008, representing research in light emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) conducted at large and small companies, universities, and research institutions.
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was recognized for their efforts to improve the efficiency of deep-green LED epitaxial materials.
- Eastman Kodak Company was recognized for demonstrating breakthrough efficacies of 56 lm/W in a hybrid OLED, with color coordinates that fall within DOE SSL ENERGY STAR® requirements for LED products.
- General Electric Global Research was recognized for their development of advanced phosphor systems to increase the efficiency of phosphor-based LED lamps.
- University of Florida was recognized for achieving a record efficacy of 50 lm/W in a blue phosphorescent OLED.
- Cree, Inc. was recognized for significant improvements in their cool-white multi-chip LED prototype, demonstrating 107 lm/W.
- Universal Display Corporation was recognized for achieving record-breaking white OLED performance with a power efficacy of 102 lm/W.
- Philips Color Kinetics was recognized for significant improvements in their warm-white multi-chip LED PAR lamp prototype, demonstrating 69 lm/W.
For more information about the DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Portfolio, visit the R&D Projects page on EERE's Solid-State Lighting Web site. Highlights of the workshop as well as presentations are available at the Solid-State Lighting Web site.