The Us Department of Energy will be hosting a series of seminars in January to highlight the use of LEDs for both residential and commercial uses.

FEMP Exterior Solid State Lighting Initiative — Parking Lot and Parking Structure Webinars

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will hold two 90-minute webinars as part of its Exterior Solid State Lighting Initiative. The first webinar, to be held January 24 at 2:00 EST, will cover high-performance parking lot lighting for federal facilities. The second webinar, to be held January 25 at 2:00 EST, will cover high-performance parking structure lighting for federal facilities. For more information, go to the DOE website.

DOE Webinar January 18: The L Prize-Winning Energy Efficient Light Bulb—What to Expect in 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a webinar on Wednesday, January 18, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST, titled “The L Prize-Winning LED A19 Replacement—What Commercial Building Owners and Operators Can Expect in 2012.” Register now to attend this free webinar. Light emitting diode (LED) light bulbs are energy-saving lighting choices available today to replace some of the most inefficient incandescent bulbs.

In this webinar, Kelly Gordon of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present an update on the status of LED A19 light bulb options for commercial businesses, provide an overview of DOE’s Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition, and discuss the winning bulb. Todd Manegold, director of LED Lamps Marketing at Philips Lighting, will outline the best applications for the winning bulb in commercial settings, Philips’ plans for commercial distribution, and a financial calculator showing expected cost and payback.