Buildings and Efficiency

Solid-State Lighting

Solid-State Lighting (SSL) is an emerging technology with the potential to address the urgent challenges of revitalizing America’s economy, strengthening our national energy security, and reducing our country’s greenhouse gas emissions.  SSL will mean greener homes and businesses that use substantially less electricity, making them less dependent on fossil fuels.  In the coming decade, SSL will become a key to affordable high-performance buildings – buildings that consume less energy and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their counterparts.

SSL has the potential to reduce lighting use in the United States by nearly one-half.  With the promise of being more than ten times as efficient as incandescent lighting, and twice as efficient as fluorescent lighting, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), will change the way we light our homes and businesses.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) manages a SSL project portfolio and issues funding opportunity announcements on behalf of the DOE Building Technologies Office.

Solid-State Lighting Program: