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The content on this site is drawn from the National Research Council report, Assessment of Advanced Solid-State Lighting. The report, a product of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems within the NRC’s Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, summarizes the current status of LED technologies and products, and it evaluates barriers to their improved cost and performance.