DOE Webinar January 18: The L Prize-Winning Energy Efficient Light Bulb—What to Expect in 2012
January 13, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a webinar on Wednesday, January 18, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST, titled "The L Prize-Winning LED A19 Replacement—What Commercial Building Owners and Operators Can Expect in 2012." Register now to attend this free webinar. Light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs are energy-saving lighting choices available today to replace some of the most inefficient incandescent bulbs.
In this webinar, Kelly Gordon of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present an update on the status of LED A19 light bulb options for commercial businesses, provide an overview of DOE's Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition, and discuss the winning bulb. Todd Manegold, director of LED Lamps Marketing at Philips Lighting, will outline the best applications for the winning bulb in commercial settings, Philips' plans for commercial distribution, and a financial calculator showing expected cost and payback.
In August, 2011, DOE named Philips Lighting North America as the first winner of the L Prize competition in the 60-watt replacement bulb category, one of the most widely used lighting types. Philips developed a highly efficient LED product to meet the rigorous requirements of the L Prize competition—ensuring that performance, quality, lifetime, cost, and availability met expectations for widespread adoption and mass manufacturing.
The winning Philips product excelled through rigorous short-term and long-term performance testing carried out by independent laboratories and field assessments conducted with utilities and other partners.
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. Learn more about DOE's support of research and development of energy-efficient lighting, and visit our Energy Savers lighting choices website to start saving money by saving energy.