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Gabe Arnold

Gabe Arnold

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Gabe joined PNNL as a Sr. Lighting Research Engineer in January of 2020. Prior to joining PNNL, he was the Technical Director for the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) where he led a team of scientists and engineers developing performance standards for solid-state lighting, horticultural lighting, and connected lighting systems. Gabe has over 20 years of experience in the lighting and energy efficiency industries focused on improving lighting technology performance and accelerating technology adoption. Gabe continues this work at PNNL as a member of the Solid-State Lighting and Commercial Buildings Integration Teams.

Research Interests

  • Connected Lighting Systems Integration
  • Zero Energy buildings
  • Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings
  • Light and Health

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. Engineering (electrical specialty), Colorado School of Mines
  • Professional Engineer (PE), State of Vermont
  • Lighting Certified (LC), NCQLP

Affiliations and Professional Service


Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas