EU project to accelerate uptake of quality, affordable solid-state lighting

Source: LED Magazine 15 Oct 2010

The three-year Consumerizing Solid-State Lighting (CSSL) project covers the entire lighting-supply chain and plans to help keep Europe at the forefront of LED lamp development and market introduction.

A group of 22 European companies and academic institutions are working together in a three-year project entitled “Consumerizing Solid-State Lighting (CSSL),” which is partly funded by the European Union and EU countries.

The CSSL project aims to develop technology and application breakthroughs as well as new market approaches in order to speed up the availability of affordable high-quality LED lamps to replace the ordinary light bulb in the home. In this way, the project plans to help keep Europe at the forefront of LED lamp development and market introduction.

The transition towards energy-efficient LED-based solid-state lighting opens up tremendous opportunities in terms of technological development, cost reduction, sustainability and approaches to market. The participants in the CSSL project are committed to cross-industry partnering as the fastest, most effective way to bring the benefits of LED lighting to European consumers.

In addition to the technology developments, the team is also exploring other ways to accelerate the uptake of LED lamps. With the support of utility companies the ecosystem will gain-end user insights and explore new business models that would further fuel growth.

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