From the Laboratory to the California Marketplace: A New Generation of LED Lighting Solutions

Lamp testing lab

LED lighting products designed with the consumer in mind

Project Overview

Recipient: Regents of the University of California, Davis - California Lighting Technology Center

Program: EPIC

Award Amount: $2,995,187

Co-funded Amount: $5,000

Agreement Number: EPC-14-011

Project Term: 4/1/2015 - 3/19/2019

Project Status: Active

Recipient Location:  Davis, CA

The Issue

Adoption of lighting emitting diode (LED) lighting for general illumination is poised to be the largest advancement in lighting building efficiency during the 21st century. A variety of market actors have introduced LED products and made performance claims that have set the technology up with unrealistic performance expectations. LED manufacturers have focused on research into efficacy cost at the expense of quality, resulting in an influx of poor quality LED products with minimal options such as color and dim ability. This has led to a lack of consumer satisfaction, and resulting minimal market share for LED products in key indoor residential and commercial applications.<?

Project Innovation

This project will design and develop innovative LED lighting solutions for three key general illumination product categories. These solutions are a best-in-class medium, screw-base replacement lamp, linear tubular light emitting diode (TLED) replacement lamps and spectrally optimized, dedicated LED luminaires. Product design requirements will be based on consumer light quality and functional performance preferences determined through a series of unique laboratory-based consumer preference and product characterization studies.

Project Benefits

This project could improve understanding of metrics and test procedures associated with LED quality and performance, increase lamp manufacturer's ability to comply with future energy codes and standards and increase consumer acceptance and use of LED lamps.

Lower Costs: The LED products developed could result in direct electricity and peak demand reduction and cost savings for consumers.

Greater Reliability: Efficient lighting will reduce electricity demand and reduce strain on the electric grid.

Economic Development: The development and deployment of the developed LED products could create jobs opportunities at the manufacture phase and at the implementation phase.

Environmental Benefits: The development and deployment of the developed LED products could reduce electricity use and CO2 emissions.

Public Health: The development and deployment of the developed LED products could help regulate circadian rhythm and production of important neurochemicals, impacting everything from sleep and mood to the health of the human immune system.




Project Overview

Recipient: Regents of the University of California, Davis - California Lighting Technology Center

Program: EPIC

Award Amount: $2,995,187

Co-funded Amount: $5,000

Agreement Number: EPC-14-011

Project Term: 4/1/2015 - 3/19/2019

Project Status: Active

Recipient Location:  Davis, CA

Project Team

CEC Project Manager: Adel Suleiman

Recipient Contact: Cori Jackson

Match Partner(s): Regents of the University of California, Davis - California Lighting Technology Center


 

 

For questions or additional information, please email RandDProjectinfo@energy.ca.gov

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