Industry Organizations

DOE Energy Star Program for Solid State Lighting
Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy usage by nearly one half and contribute significantly to our nation’s climate change solutions. The U.S. Department of Energy acts as a catalyst to drive R&D breakthroughs in efficiency and performance, and to equip buyers to successfully apply SSL lighting.

DOE SSL – R&D Portfolio
The DOE supports solid-state lighting (SSL) research and development (R&D) to accelerate market introduction of high-efficiency, high-performance SSL products. DOE leadership and support drive the lighting industry to higher levels of efficiency and quality than they might otherwise achieve.

DOE SSL – Quality Advocates
Jointly developed by DOE and the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA), SSL Quality Advocates is a voluntary pledge program to assure that LED lighting, as it reaches the market, is represented accurately.

Solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies today are undergoing rapid change and improvements, and products arriving on the market exhibit a wide range of performance. There is a need for reliable, unbiased product performance information to foster the developing market for high-performance SSL products.

DOE – Standards Development for SSL
To accelerate the development and implementation of needed standards for solid-state lighting products, DOE works closely with a network of standards-setting organizations and offers technical assistance and support.

DOE – Solid-State Lighting GATEWAY Demonstrations
DOE GATEWAY demonstrations showcase high-performance LED products for general illumination in a variety of commercial and residential applications. Demonstration results provide real-world experience and data on state-of-the-art solid-state lighting (SSL) product performance and cost effectiveness. These results connect DOE technology procurement efforts with large-volume purchasers and provide buyers with reliable data on product performance.

DOE – Design Competitions
National design competitions heighten awareness and market adoption of high-performance solid-state lighting products.

DOE SSL — Postings: from the desk of Jim Brodrick
This links to the weekly Postings of Jim Brodrick, lighting program manager for the US Department of Energy. The Postings provide updates from DOE on solid-state lighting program events, as well as timely discussions of critical issues impacting the development and acceptance of solid-state lighting.

IALD – International Association of Lighting Designers
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to he concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.

IESNA – The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
The IESNA online bookstore includes documents and standards related to a broad variety of lighting applications including office lighting, store (retail) lighting, sports lighting, outdoor lighting, security lighting, and more.

ISA – The International Sign Association
ISA is composed of manufacturers, users, and suppliers of on-premise signs and sign products produced by more than 400,000 employees in all 50 states and 69 foreign countries. ISA exists to support, promote, and improve the $30 billion-a-year sign industry, which sustains the nation’s nearly $3 trillion-a-year retail industry.

The Lighting Research Center (LRC)
A part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, NY, the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting.

NanoMarkets’ research reports provide some of the industry’s most realistic and informed perspectives on emerging markets and technology opportunities within the energy, thin-film, organic and printable electronics industries.

NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the US Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The scientific and technical themes that are changing the world – biotechnology, energy security, information technology, and nanotechnology – are at the center of Rensselaer’s research focus.

SAE International
SAE International is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide.

Sandia National Laboratories
The Sandia National Laboratories has been appointed as the new home of the National Laboratory Center for Solid-State Lighting Research & Development.

SID – The Society for Information Display
The Society for Information Display is an international display community and a local one. From Osaka to Eindhoven, you will find 6000+ colleagues passionately involved in display and display-system design, integration, marketing, display standards, manufacturing, human factors, applications, and R&D.

SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering
SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.

Strategies Unlimited
Market Research and Strategic Planning