Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:Appliances
Agency:U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Funding:FY2010 Budget for DOEs Lighting R&D programme was USD 19.2 million

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports solid-state lighting (SSL) research and development (R&D) to accelerate innovation and improve performance in SSL products, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). DOE leadership and support drive the lighting industry to higher levels of efficiency and quality than they might otherwise achieve. Despite rapid advances, SSL technology is still in early stages of development. DOE partners with leading researchers from industry, academia, and national laboratories to accelerate advances in solid-state lighting (SSL).

Since DOE began funding SSL research projects in 2000, a total of 94 patents have been applied for or awarded. Collaborative, cost-shared DOE R&D projects combine the technical resources of premier research institutions and national laboratories with the product development, manufacturing, and commercialization expertise of industry leaders. DOE invests in research projects that target the needed improvements in price, performance, and manufacturability to speed SSL technologies to market. Solid-state lighting has the potential to replace incandescent and fluorescent lamps and double the efficiency of general-purpose lighting. Solid-state lighting includes a variety of light-producing semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

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