The L Prize competition  —sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy — will substantially accelerate America’s shift from inefficient, dated lighting products to innovative, high-performance products. Just as Thomas Edison transformed illumination over a century ago, the L Prize will drive innovation and market adoption. The L Prize is the first government-sponsored technology competition designed to spur lighting manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb.


Brief multimedia posts related to IBM's Smarter Planet initiative, which includes smart grids, solar power and related energy issues as a major area of focus.