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Jason Tuenge

Jason Tuenge

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland Office
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 417-7541


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 Solid-State Lighting (SSL) program, with a focus on light-emitting diode (LED) technology 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. He has 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, Jason has been supporting the DOE SSL Program in collaborating with industry to identify and efficiently address the technology development needs of connected lighting systems.

Research Interests

  • Technology assessment and development
  • System specification
  • Sustainable product application
  • Biological factors

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