42 U.S. Code § 16192 - Next Generation Lighting Initiative
The term “advanced solid-state lighting” means a semiconducting device package and delivery system that produces white light using externally applied voltage.
The term “Industry Alliance” means an entity selected by the Secretary under subsection (d).
The term “Initiative” means the Next Generation Lighting Initiative carried out under this section.
The term “research” includes research on the technologies, materials, and manufacturing processes required for white light emitting diodes.
The Secretary shall carry out a Next Generation Lighting Initiative in accordance with this section to support research, development, demonstration, and commercial application activities related to advanced solid-state lighting technologies based on white light emitting diodes.
The objectives of the Initiative shall be to develop advanced solid-state organic and inorganic lighting technologies based on white light emitting diodes that, compared to incandescent and fluorescent lighting technologies, are longer lasting, are more energy-efficient and cost-competitive, and have less environmental impact.
Not later than 90 days after August 8, 2005, the Secretary shall competitively select an Industry Alliance to represent participants who are private, for-profit firms, open to large and small businesses, that, as a group, are broadly representative of United States solid-state lighting research, development, infrastructure, and manufacturing expertise as a whole.
The Secretary shall carry out a development, demonstration, and commercial application program for the Initiative through competitively selected awards.
In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall require cost sharing in accordance with section 16352 of this title.
The Secretary shall enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct periodic reviews of the Initiative.