OTHER U.S. AGENCIES
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The U.S. Department of Energy, through its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is accelerating directly the development of the science and technology of Solid-State Lighting. But there are a number of other synergistic national programs, sponsored by other U.S. agencies or by other Offices within the U.S. Department of Energy. A few of these are listed here:
· Department of Defense: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's SUVOS Program aims to develop semiconductor UV optical sources for bio-agent detection. These UV sources may also be useful, after phosphor down-conversion, for Solid-State Lighting.
· Department of Defense: The Office of Naval Researchhas been a long-standing champion and supporter of wide-bandgap semiconductor materials research, including the GaN-based materials on which most commercial blue and green light emitters are based.
· Department of Energy: Sandia National Labs has completed a Grand Challenge Laboratory-Directed Research and Development project called "A Revolution in Lighting: Building the Science and Technology Base for Ultra-Efficient Solid-State Lighting" (pdf - 818kb).
· Department of Energy: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs has an active effort in Solid-State Lighting (pdf - 2.3mb), with an emphasis on organic light-emitting diodes, and on light distribution systems. (See also LBNL website pages here and here.)