A recently published, descriptive case study highlights the benefits of NIST's leadership in developing standards for solid state lighting.*
"NIST is making important, economically valuable, contributions to the lighting market's transition to solid-state lighting. NIST's internationally recognized measurement expertise and capabilities, as well as its reputation for the highest quality independent technical judgment, eased the transition to SSL technology, lowered the cost of commercialization, and improved market acceptance of SSL products. These, in turn, resulted in more rapidly increased sales and the earlier realization of energy savings benefits. The economic benefits of NIST's contribution are estimated conservatively in the tens of millions of dollars in the lighting market alone!"
For more information, view a pdf of the report: The economic benefits of NIST's role in the market transition to solid state lighting technology.