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19 March 2008


DOE releases updated multi-year plan for solid-state lighting R&D

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released the March 2008 edition of its ‘Multi-Year Program Plan FY'09-FY'14: Solid-State Lighting Research and Development’.

The report describes the activities that the DOE plans to undertake in the period fiscal 2009 through fiscal 2014 to implement its solid-state lighting objectives.

Updates to the March 2007 edition have been made mainly in Chapter 4.0 (‘Technology Research and Development Plan’) and include higher near-term efficacy targets for LEDs, new emphasis on luminaire performance, new milestones for LEDs, and some re-direction of resources to reflect updated task priorities. For organic LEDs, Multi-Year Program Plan updates include additional focus on cost and reliability.
The DOE says that it will continue to update the Multi-Year Program Plan on a regular basis to incorporate new analyses, progress, and new research priorities as science evolves.

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