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EERE Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001558: Lighting Alternatives Maximizing Performance & Suitability (LAMPS)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies (ET) program is announcing the availability of up to $3 million for a new program focused on developing higher-efficacy and cost-effective replacement lamps in general illumination applications. ET’s Lighting Alternatives Maximizing Performance and Suitability (LAMPS) program seeks to accelerate the development of replacement lamps that meet or exceed 45 lumens per watt, maintain the needed performance attributes of the incandescent lamps they replace, eliminate or minimize any performance compromises, and create suitable lighting options for incandescent lamps where none exist today.

There are three topic areas of interest:

1. MR16 Replacement Lamp Product Development

2. Candelabra (E12) Base Replacement Lamp Product Development

3. OPEN Replacement Lamp Product Development

FOA Webinar Information:

   • Please register for LAMPS 2016 FOA Webinar – April 28, 2016 2:00 pm ET

  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


  • DE-FOA-0001558_Amendment_000001_ (Last Updated: 5/11/2016 11:09 AM ET)
  • FOA_1558_-_Applicant_Webinar_APM_format_4_28_16_Final (Last Updated: 4/28/2016 04:07 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • DE-FOA-0001558 (Last Updated: 4/20/2016 03:01 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 4/19/2016 01:33 PM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 4/19/2016 10:45 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 4/19/2016 10:46 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 4/19/2016 01:30 PM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 4/19/2016 01:31 PM ET)
  • Budget for FFRDC, if applicable (Last Updated: 4/19/2016 01:32 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/19/2016 01:33 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/6/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/23/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/16/2016 5:00 PM ET – 6/21/2016 5:00 PM ET