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Technical Updates Series: The L-Prize

Broad outreach is crucial in reaching innovators in lighting, spurring the development of cutting-edge technology, and contributing to the future of decarbonized and energy-efficient buildings.

DOE will be launching the next phase of L-Prize, the Prototype Phase, this summer which will include some new enhancements and participation opportunities for the industry with a $2 million prize pool. This is an opportunity for lighting designers, manufacturers, and innovators to advance the U.S. clean energy economy for next-generation LED lighting. L-Prize will reward innovations that move rapidly to improve lighting performance, resulting in energy, carbon, and cost savings for American businesses and consumers.

Guest speakers Gabe Arnold and Kelly Gordon give a brief overview of the history of the L-Prize, how it has helped bring innovative products to U.S. homes and buildings, and what the opportunity space is for LED lighting. Arnold and Gordon can also describe past winners and what judges are looking for in the Prototype Phase. More information can be found at https://americanmadechallenges.org/challenges/lprize/index.html.

Greg Ehrich, LC is the former President of the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) and owner of Premier Lighting, a progressive lighting distributorship.

Michael Colligan is an entrepreneur and inventor. He’s a subject matter expert in commercial and industrial lighting supply, lighting retrofits, and finding recycling streams for hard-to-recycle waste.

Gabe Arnold is a Senior Lighting Engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He has over 20 years of experience in the lighting and energy efficiency industries improving technology performance and accelerating technology adoption. He is a principal investigator on the advanced lighting team supporting the U.S. DOE’s Lighting R&D and Commercial Buildings Integration programs, focusing on development and deployment of emerging lighting and building technologies. His current work focuses on germicidal ultraviolet lighting technologies, improving environmental sustainability, and DOE’s L-Prize competition.

Kelly Gordon has been a Program Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for 20 years. She manages the Advanced Lighting Research program with 24 team members who provide core technical support to the US Department of Energy Lighting R&D program.

The Technical Updates Series on lightED is sponsored by Cooper Lighting.

If you want to watch more Get A Grip On Lighting podcasts, you can go to www.getagriponlighting.com.

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