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Partnerships

DOE strategically partners with private industry and industry associations to accelerate the development and market introduction of solid-state lighting.

Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA)NGLIA logo consisting of green letters in upper case spelling NGLIA

In 2005, DOE signed a Memorandum of Agreement with NGLIA, an alliance of lighting manufacturers formed to accelerate solid-state lighting development and commercialization through government-industry partnership. DOE and NGLIA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding continuing their partnership into 2016. Learn more.

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES)IES logo consisting of white upper case letters spelling IES in front of a stylized yellow rectangle

In 2006, DOE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IES, agreeing to work together on the development of strong lighting industry standards, including needed standards for solid-state lighting. In 2011, DOE and IES signed a new Memorandum of Understanding continuing their partnership into 2016. Learn more.

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)IALD logo consisting of black upper case letters spelling IALD

In 2008, DOE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IALD, agreeing to work cooperatively toward improving the efficient use of energy by lighting equipment and systems. DOE and IALD recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding continuing their partnership into 2018. Learn more.