Byron Auguste, Deputy Assistant to President Obama and Deputy Director of the White House National Economic Council, will speak at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2014 Solid-State Lighting Market Development Workshop in Detroit on November 12.
As part of a broad-based citywide revitalization process, Detroit is replacing its outmoded and largely nonfunctional streetlights with an energy-efficient LED system that is expected to save $1.5 million in energy costs annually. Detroit is one of five cities in the process of upgrading their streetlights to LED as charter members of President Obama’s High-Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator, which aims to replace more than 500,000 outdoor luminaires in the next two years. Detroit’s conversion was facilitated by DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium.
Solid-state lighting is revolutionizing lighting products, systems, and practices in ways we’ve never seen before. But the same unique properties that enable this transformation also present a host of new challenges.
Where are we now? Explore trends and issues related to:
Specifying today’s lighting products, from replacement lamps to the latest color changing luminaires
Managing and participating in today’s utility programs
What next for SSL? A look ahead:
Beyond replacement lamps and luminaires to lighting systems
Smart lighting, and how that impacts energy savings
Utility lighting programs of the future
Join DOE at the 2014 DOE SSL Market Development Workshop. Learn the latest on today’s toughest lighting issues, and find out what’s next on the horizon. This “meeting of the minds” gathers perspectives from government, industry, cities, utilities, designers, specifiers, retailers, distributors, and others to dissect the latest updates on a market in motion.
To learn more or register for the 2014 Solid-State Lighting Market Development Workshop, visit http://energy.gov/eere/ssl/ssl-market-development-workshop.