Top R&D Achievements Honored at DOE Solid-State Lighting Workshop
February 05, 2010
Nine research and development project teams were honored today at "Transformations in Lighting," the seventh annual U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop, held this year in Raleigh, North Carolina. The three-day event brought together more than 350 researchers, manufacturers, and other industry insiders and observers interested in keeping up to date on the latest solid-state lighting technology developments.
The following organizations were recognized by DOE for significant breakthroughs and achievements in 2009, representing research in light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) conducted at large and small companies, universities, and research institutions:
- Sandia National Laboratories was recognized for its use of novel spectroscopy in improving the efficiency of green LEDs.
- University of Florida was recognized for achieving a record efficacy of 59 lm/W in a blue phosphorescent OLED.
- PhosphorTech Corporation was recognized for its work in developing advanced phosphor materials to increase the efficiency of LED lamps.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory was recognized for its efforts to develop new materials to lower the cost of OLED manufacturing.
- Cree, Inc. was recognized for significant improvements in its cool-white multichip LED prototype, which demonstrated record efficacy of 117 lm/W.
- Arkema, Inc. was recognized for its work in developing a lower-cost substitute for indium as a key component of OLED anodes.
- Osram Sylvania Development Inc. was recognized for demonstrating an efficient warm-white LED light engine for use in downlights.
- Universal Display Corporation was recognized for moving toward the development of commercially viable white OLED panels by fabricating a white OLED that achieves 68 lm/W.
- Philips Lumileds Lighting, LLC was recognized for improving warm-white LED performance by demonstrating an LED with an efficacy of 83 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. Workshop highlights and presentations will be posted on the EERE Solid-State Lighting Web site soon.