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Eaton lands grant to develop next-generation of energy efficient lighting


July 30, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

July 30, 2013 – Eaton says it has received a $2.4-million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to explore the development of energy-efficient lighting products.

Slated for completion in 2015, Eaton’s research will aim to improve the manufacturing speed of LED (light-emitting diode) fixtures 3x over the typical rate, reduce LED light engine costs by 5x and reduce assembly costs by about 50%.

Eaton says this project is part of DoE’s broader effort to facilitate research in the LED lighting sector to reduce the cost and improve long-lasting quality and performance, thereby making LEDs the preferred choice in energy-efficient lighting.