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Jason Tuenge

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Jason Tuenge joined PNNL's Portland office in 2008 as a Lighting Engineer. He has broad experience in the lighting industry, beginning in 2000 as an applications engineer for a luminaire manufacturer. Prior to joining PNNL, he was a lighting designer at Glumac, an MEP engineering firm in Portland. Much of his work has been in support of the Department of Energy's market-based programs for solid-state lighting (SSL), with a focus on light-emitting diode (LED) based products for general illumination. Primary assignments have included developing educational materials addressing SSL technology; producing specifications and tools facilitating successful application of LED products; leading or supporting demonstrations and feasibility studies of LED technology; and reporting on the relative merits of various lighting technologies. More recently, his scope of work has shifted to development of federal energy conservation standards and test procedures for a variety of technologies. Jason is an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), having recently served on the Technical Review Council, and currently serving on the Technical Documents Advisory Committee. He is also an advisory member on the following IES committees and subcommittees: Security Lighting, Roadway Standard Practice, and Roadway Lighting Systems Maintenance.

Research Interests

  • Technologies for general illumination
  • Market characterization and development
  • Product/system performance characterization
  • Energy conservation
  • Human factors
  • Design tool development

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Architectural Engineering (Minor Computer Science), University of Colorado
  • National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) Lighting Certified (LC) Professional
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design—Accredited Professional, Building Design & Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
  • Engineer in Training (EIT)

Selected Publications





  • Tuenge JR. 2010. "Light at Night - The Latest Science." In Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting Market Introduction Workshop, July 20-22, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Washington DC. 


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