U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Information Resources
Solid-State Lighting Webcasts
Below you'll find links to information about past webcast presentations related to solid-state lighting, including presentation slides and question-and-answer sessions, where available.
May 8, 2013
Presentations by DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium member cities that provide information on planning, financing, and implementation of LED street lighting programs, and relate customer perspectives and lessons learned from their cities' installation process.
March 28, 2013
A presentation on DOE's recently completed three-part study of the life-cycle energy and environmental impacts of LED lighting products relative to incandescent and CFL alternatives — with a focus on findings from Part 3, augmenting the LCA results with chemical analysis of a variety of lamps.
March 6, 2013
A presentation on the factors involved in successful selection of LED streetlight luminaires, with a walk through the modeling of a typical roadway layout — emphasizing key design elements for consideration.
December 10, 2012
A presentation on the challenges and opportunities facing users trying to dim LED light sources today, with a review of the major types of deployed dimming technologies and equipment and some of the factors that lead to performance problems and incompatibilities.
April 3, 2012
A presentation on the Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool developed by DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium, including a guided walk-through of what the tool can do, and how to use it to evaluate costs and benefits associated with converting to LED street and roadway lighting.
March 27, 2012
A presentation on the newly reopened L Prize® PAR 38 competition, including performance specifications, U.S. content requirements, the product evaluation process, and submission requirements.
January 18, 2012
A presentation on the status of LED A19 lamp options for commercial businesses, with an overview of DOE's L Prize competition and the rigorous lab, lifetime, and field testing that went into selection of the winning lamp.
November 15, 2011
A presentation on the Model Specification for LED Roadway Luminaires developed by DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium.
June 20, 2011
A presentation on issues surrounding LED products marketed as replacements for linear fluorescent lamps, and available resources for evaluating them.
February 8, 2011
A presentation on the results and analysis of CALiPER Round 11 Testing.
August 10, 11, and 12, 2010
A three-part TINSSL webinar series on the fundamentals of LM-79 and LM-80 luminaire testing requirements and the use of a checklist procedure for analyzing test reports.
July 20, 2010
A presentation on current Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium activities and perspectives from members who are in the midst of implementing LED street lighting evaluations.
May 6, 2010
A presentation discussing the Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium's purpose, first steps, and opportunities to participate.
March 18, 2010
A presentation comparing LED and fluorescent technologies for office lighting applications.
October 8, 2009
A presentation about ENERGY STAR criteria covering SSL-based outdoor area and roadway lighting, including an update on the new criteria and a comparison of currently available LED products to conventional lighting technologies in these applications.
May 19, 2009
A presentation about the CALiPER program's recent benchmark testing of common omnidirectional incandescent lamps, and ENERGY STAR criteria for LED integral replacement lamps.
April 9, 2009
A presentation about CALiPER's Round 7 testing results, and an update on the emerging understanding of service life and long-term reliability for solid-state lighting products.
March 26, 2009
A presentation about the Commercial Building Energy Alliances' (CBEA) efforts to explore the viability of LED site lighting in commercial parking lots.
October 30, 2008
An overview of LM-80-08, Approved Method for Measuring Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources, and how DOE's ENERGY STAR® program for solid-state lighting luminaires will use LM-80 to estimate lifetime for qualified SSL luminaires.
September 23, 2008
An overview of the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) technology competition, which calls for super-efficient SSL products to replace two of the most common light bulbs used today: the 60-watt incandescent and the PAR-38 halogen reflector.
June 26, 2008
An overview of the DOE ENERGY STAR® criteria for solid-state luminaires, effective September 30, 2008.
December 13, 2007
An overview of the Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting (CALiPER) Program, test procedures for SSL products, and recent test results.
October 11, 2007
A broad introduction to LED technology, including technology status, advantages and disadvantages, current applications, future potential, and evolving path of LED technology from indicator lights to general illumination.
July 2, 2007
An overview of DOE's Commercialization Support Plan. Key elements include buyer guidance such as ENERGY STAR® criteria for SSL products, design competitions, technology demonstrations and procurements, product testing, technical information dissemination, and standards and test procedure support.