Solid-State Lighting: a New Green Technology

Speaker: Jerry Simmons (EFRC Director) and Mike Coltrin (EFRC Co-Director)

Date: December 13, 2010

Event: Inaugural Meeting of the New Mexico Energy Efficiency Working Group of the state’s Energy Conservation and Management Division.

Abstract: Their talk, “Solid-State Lighting: a New, Green Technology,” provided an introduction to the various lighting technologies in use today, and the energy-savings and advanced features that are possible with the use of solid-state lighting. The working group’s purpose is to exchange information among practitioners about trends and activities, whether they are related to technology, policies or practices. Other speakers at this initial meeting discussed the adoption of an updated building code and the status of energy efficiency projects funded by the Recovery Act.