13 September 2010


Luminus receives SBIR grant for SSL technology

The US Department of Energy has awarded six Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The SBIR/STTR program seeks to increase the participation of small businesses in federal R&D.

Of the seven awards, six are Phase I (to explore the technical merit or feasibility of an innovative concept or technology) and one is Phase II (to expand on Phase I results and enable awardees to evaluate the commercial potential of new technology).

The Phase I awards include an SBIR grant to Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA (which develops and manufactures large-chip PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs for illumination applications) for the project ‘Smart and Efficient Drivers for Big-Chip Photonic Lattice LEDs’, which aims to design conversion electronics specifically targeted to driving single-junction, high-current diodes. The product should accelerate the ability of small luminaire manufacturers to use and develop products that can take advantage of big-chip photonic-lattice LEDs, it is intended.

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