The L Prize competition will substantially accelerate America’s shift from inefficient, dated lighting products to innovative, high-performance products. Just as Thomas Edison transformed illumination over a century ago, the L Prize will drive innovation and market adoption.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the L Prize is the first government-sponsored technology competition designed to spur lighting manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb.
On January 5, 2011, DOE announced plans to modify the L Prize competition requirements for the PAR 38 category. The PAR 38 competition is temporarily closed, and entries will not be accepted until after the modified competition requirements are announced. The 60-watt replacement lamp category remains open at this time.