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Jason Tuenge

Jason Tuenge

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Jason Tuenge joined PNNL's Portland office in 2008 as a Lighting Research Engineer. He has broad experience in the lighting domain, beginning in 2000 as an applications engineer for a luminaire manufacturer; prior to joining PNNL, he was a lighting designer at an MEP engineering firm. Early assignments in support of the Department of Energy's Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Program included: developing educational fact sheets on SSL technology; producing specification templates for LED roadway lighting; leading Gateway demonstrations and feasibility studies; contributing to reports on CALiPER product testing; analysis of price and efficacy trends; and analysis of material toxicity test data. He also contributed to the development of test procedures in support of federal energy conservation standards for several non-LED technologies. More recently, as part of PNNL's Advanced Lighting team, and in support of the DOE Lighting R&D Program, Jason has been: characterizing the energy performance of connected lighting systems; developing guidance on calibrating measurement equipment; estimating the effect of LED streetlight conversions on motor-vehicle crashes; and contributing to the advancement of germicidal ultraviolet technologies and their efficient application. He completed the UC Berkeley Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) degree program in 2020, and enjoys finding opportunities to continue developing his skills in that domain.

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Architectural Engineering (Computer Science Minor), University of Colorado
  • National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) Lighting Certified (LC) Professional

PNNL Publications





  • Tuenge J.R. 2010. "Light at Night - The Latest Science." In Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting Market Introduction Workshop, July 20-22, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Washington Dc:US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). PNNL-SA-75636.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas