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Ruth Taylor

Ruth Taylor

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(503) 417-7570


Ruth Taylor currently serves as a project manager on the Advanced Lighting Team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where she contributes to a number of projects focused on the application and development of solid-state lighting (SSL). She began her career at PNNL in 1984 and has managed a number of projects for the Department of Energy including the outreach and deployment activities for the Building Energy Codes Program (BECP), the Commercial Lighting Solutions web tool development and implementation activities, as well as the Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting (CALiPER) program.

Currently, Ruth manages the Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) program, a highly successful, nationally recognized program which encourages technical innovation and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED luminaires and connected lighting systems.

Ms. Taylor has extensive experience speaking nationally on NGLS program activities and findings. Conferences have included LIGHTFAIR International Conference, LEDucation Annual Conference, Greenbuild International Conference, Design Lights Consortium Conference, Illuminating Engineering Society National Conference and numerous Regional Meetings, Street and Area Lighting National Conference, Strategies in Light Annual Conference, LightShow West Regional Conference, LED Specifier Summit Regional Conference, DOE Lighting R&D Workshop and others.

Research Interests

  • Solid-state lighting technologies
  • Software implementation and training
  • Project management
  • Residential design and construction

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Environmental Design, Texas A&M University

PNNL Publications



Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas