The Lighting Prize is American-Made Challenge that will literally light the way for future generations to live under more energy efficient conditions. Since 2011, the Department of Energy has given this award to those competitors who conjure the most effective solutions to traditional lighting. One such option is solid-state lighting. SSL improves lighting performance, but there is still much room for this development to grow. American-Made Challenge states the following about this challenge:
The L-Prize consists of three distinct phases that will award a total of up to $12.2 million. Participation in initial phases is not required to be eligible for subsequent phases.
- The Concept Phase invites innovative concept proposals from potential competitors.
- The Prototype Phase seeks prototype products, emphasizing technological innovation and presenting the opportunity and the challenge to think outside standard forms, materials, and price points of commercially available luminaires.
- The Manufacturing and Installation Phase will reward production and installation of real products meeting the L-Prize technical requirements.
Participation in initial phases is not required to be eligible for subsequent phases. In addition, teaming opportunities will connect researchers and innovators with manufacturing partners, contractors, utilities, energy service companies, and others interested in production and installation of lighting systems meeting the L-Prize requirements.
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