DOE Wants 75% Increase in LED Lumens per Watt

October 20, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

DOE Energy ManageThe US Energy Department is offering $10 million to support research, development and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies, both LED and OLED.

Today, available LED technology is about 150 lumens per watt; DOE’s target is 250 lumens per watt – a 75 percent increase.

The funding opportunity is open to applications in the following areas:

  • Core Technology Research – to advance applied research for technology development, with an emphasis on meeting efficacy, performance and cost targets.
  • Product Development – to develop or improve commercially viable SSL materials, devices or systems.
  • US Manufacturing – to accelerate SSL technology adoption through manufacturing innovations and improvements.

The Department will make available up to $10 million for projects from industry, academia, and national labs.


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