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Introduced in Senate (07/11/2001)

Next Generation Lighting Initiative Act - Establishes the Next Generation Lighting Initiative as a research, development, and demonstration program on organic and inorganic white light emitting diodes.

Directs the Secretary of Energy to: (1) establish the Next Generation Lighting Initiative Planning Board to study development and implementation strategies for such diodes; (2) solicit establishment of a Next Generation Lighting Initiative Consortium to initiate and manage basic and manufacturing related research contracts on such diodes; and (3) make grants for research, development, and demonstration projects related to those diodes.

States that consortium members shall have royalty-free nonexclusive rights to use intellectual property derived from consortium research conducted under this Act.