DOE Finalizes Efficiency Standards for Lightbulbs to Save Americans Billions on Household Energy Bills

As Mandated by Congress, DOE is Updating General Service Lamps Standards—Bolstering Biden-Harris Administration’s Efforts to Strengthen Outdated Efficiency Standards to Save Americans ~$1 Trillion Over 30 Years WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today finalized Congressionally-mandated energy efficiency standards for general service lamps (GSLs), which include the … [continued]

U.S. DOE Launches Final Phase Of Its L-Prize Lighting Competition On Manufacturing & Installation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched the third and final phase of its Lighting Prize (L-Prize®) competition, a DOE American-Made Challenge designed to spur groundbreaking innovation, local manufacturing, and the benefits of an inclusive, clean-energy economy for next-generation lighting in commercial buildings. Phase 3, called Manufacturing & Installation (M&I), will unfold … [continued]

ORNL Director Stephen Streiffer, right, presents UT-Battelle's donation to Stan Johnson, founder and executive director of SEEED. Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy

UT-Battelle Donates $186,000 to Support SEEED’s Green Construction Program

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s managing contractor, UT-Battelle, presented a donation of $186,000 to Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development, or SEEED, to support the nonprofit’s third green solar home as part of their Green Construction Program. “We are committed to serving the communities that we live in,” UT-Battelle CEO and ORNL Director … [continued]

A new MIT platform enables researchers to “grow” halide perovskite nanocrystals with precise control over the location and size of each individual crystal, integrating them into nanoscale light-emitting diodes. Pictured is a rendering of a nanocrystal array emission. Credit: Sampson Wilcox, MIT RLE

Researchers Grow Precise Arrays of nanoLEDs, Perovskite Nanocrystals

A new technique produces perovskite nanocrystals right where they’re needed, so the exceedingly delicate materials can be integrated into nanoscale devices.