Research, Regulatory, Industry Events/Organizations

DOE Announces SBIR and STTR Funding Opportunities Including Potential Topics Covering SSL and OLEDs

The U.S. Department of Energy published a list potential topics for Small Business Innovative Research and Strategic Technology Transfer Research and is accepting SBIR and STTR applications for funding. The DOE listed several potential topics in fundamental solid state lighting research. In the LED and OLED technology segment, funding is …

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Osram Opto to Coordinate FLINGO Project

Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the launch of the FLINGO project to develop new materials particularly layers and processes to improve the durability and efficiency of LEDs. The company will serve as project coordinator working with four partners from research and industry. Osram Opto Semiconductors says that it is collaborating …

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U.S. DOE Awards Grants for Six SBIR STTR Proposals for Advancing SSL Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded grants for six Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)-Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals focused on advancing solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The new SBIR-STTR FY16 Phase I Release 1 awards will go towards examining the technological benefits and commercial feasibility of an innovative concept …

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MIT Researchers Greatly Improve Efficiency of Incandescent Bulbs with Light Recycling Technology

MIT Researchers may have improved the efficiency of incandescent light bulbs significantly. Regulators in the United States and numerous other countries have phased out conventional incandescent light bulbs due to their failure to reach minimum efficiency requirements. In the U.S. regulators set this to be a minimum of 25 to …

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IES Publishes New Method for Evaluating Color Rendition, TM-30-15; DOE to Host Webinar About It

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently published a report detailing a new method for evaluating light source color rendition, IES TM-30-15. The U.S. Department of Energy DOE is hosting a webinar on September 15th that covers IES TM-30-15. The IES points out that no single metric or measure can accurately …

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LED Light Bulbs Could Save Lives Through Being Less Attractive to Insects Carrying Vector-Borne-Diseases

Lighting in the developing world can have some unintentional health consequences. It has been found that lighting at certain wavelengths is especially attractive to bugs, some of which can cause diseases, according to researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). The light the they emit, especially the blue wavelengths …

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DOE Announces Grants Totaling $10 Million for SSL R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a total of $10 million for SSL Development. The DOE announced the funding opportunity on October 14, 2014. The funding from the (DE-FOA-0001171), will go towards the three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas: Core Technology Research, Product Development, and U.S. Manufacturing. …

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IEA Issues Final Report on Potential Health Issues Related to Solid-State Lighting

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) Annex on SSL (SSL Annex) published its final report on the human health issues related to solid-state lighting. The SSL Annex began to review all of the major health-related literature associated with LED lighting in 2011 to prepare a literature …

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UV LEDs from SETi Used in Newly Installed Decontamination System for Scientific Experiments Aboard the International Space Station

Onboard the International Space Station, crew members using the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), can now safely perform biological research. NASA has installed a UV LED-based decontamination system developed by Teledyne Brown in partnership with Marshal for MSG. UV-LEDs from Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. (SETi) of Columbia, South Carolina sanitize liquids, …

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Natick Examines the Effects of Shelter Lighting on Soldier Thinking, Mood

Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are examining the effects of various types of lighting in military shelters on soldiers. The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command that aims to create technology …

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