According to reports, the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Engineering and Medical Research (NAS) recently released a report entitled "the second phase of the assessment of solid-state lighting," the second report on the status of LED and OLED lighting. The report pointed out that by 2030, using solid-state lighting (SSL) can save 40% of the lighting energy.
In addition, the report shows that DOE's solid state lighting program has been a key factor in the transition to LEDs sooner than expected, and further signals that R & D funding for the agency should continue.
NAS released its first solid-state lighting report in 2013. These reports are based on the requirements of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) and are intended to inform the U.S. Congress about the progress of solid-state lighting. The 2013 report urges the parties to continue their study of core LED and OLED technologies to improve efficiency and yield. The U.S. Department of Energy also funded many of these R & D projects through programs such as Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer.
The US Department of Energy has also funded the research of major companies in the field of solid-state lighting. For example, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $ 10 million to nine companies and research institutes in mid-2015.
The new NAS report states that solid-state lighting penetration has risen dramatically since the last report, although absolute data is still low. Research shows that in 2015, 6.4% of general lighting installed in the United States was solid-state lighting. The report expects that figure will reach 48% by 2020.
The report documents two major side effects of the LED's lack of predictions in the 2013 report. Earlier studies did not foresee the collapse of LED component prices, in part because of oversupply, which led NAS to call the "stray dislocation and reorganization of the solid-state lighting market." In simple terms, companies in the field of solid-state lighting and did not get the expected profits.
The resulting positive effect is the search for new applications for solid-state lighting. For example, we regularly cover the theme of gardening lighting and plan for another upcoming event. Other examples include Human Centric Lighting (HCL), as well as smart lighting and the Internet of Things.
NAS Board believes that solid-state lighting provides great commercial potential and is likely to continue to reduce energy consumption. The report also specifically provided DOE with some investment advice. The committee recommended that the DOE continue to invest in core technologies that improve solid-state lighting technology, including LEDs and OLEDs, as well as solutions that will ultimately allow for low-cost implementations. Early exposure to disruptive technologies is also an industry-unacceptable risk ."