Dr. Kennedy called on industry and government leaders to do four things.

  1. Promote new forms of collaboration between the government and the private sector.

  2. Implement new partnerships between manufacturers and design programs in universities.

  3. Sponsor project-specific collaborations between industry and government leaders and design professionals.

  4. Implement incentives for the use of solid-state lighting in the design of public projects.


Dr. Kennedy concluded by describing two public projects that have been designed to use solid-state lighting to build public awareness in creative ways. The first, in the theater district of Boston, uses structural glass manhole covers with solid-state lighting technology embedded in them. The second, in New York City, is a commission for seven commuter ferry terminals along the East River to be equipped with solid-state lighting connected to photovoltaic power sources. She advocated the use of such public demonstration projects as incentives to encourage further collaborations between the public sector and the lighting industry.

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