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Sustainable Manufacturing of Luminaires Challenge

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Posted October 11, 2019

Light emitting diode (LED) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) based solid state lighting (SSL) are revolutionizing the lighting industry. Not only is SSL much more efficient than conventional lighting technologies, the new levels of control by SSL enable improved lighting performance, can improve health and productivity, and can enable additional energy savings through more efficient delivery of light. The efficiency of SSL still has room to improve through scientific, integration, and manufacturing breakthroughs.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites submissions for new concepts in SSL luminaires designed to manufacture with sustainable, recycled materials. The majority of SSL luminaires still use aluminum and other energy dense structural and thermal materials in their designs and manufacturing processes.

The use of LEDs and OLEDs for lighting enables consideration of a broader range of materials for the structural, thermal, and optical components within a luminaire. The use of innovative materials in the luminaire design could reduce both parts and manufacturing cost of the luminaire.

Submission to this Challenged must be received by 10 a.m. EET Nov. 4, 2019.

Source: Herox

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