Hybrid solar lighting (a technology that collects sunlight for interior lighting use while simultaneously generating electricity), developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has earned an Excellence in Technology Transfer Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer. Presented to representatives of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the awards recognize federal lab employees for outstanding work in the process of transferring a technology to the commercial marketplace. Combining electric and solar power, hybrid solar lighting (HSL) employs a rooftop-mounted solar collector measuring 48 inches in diameter and a secondary mirror that both track the sun throughout the day. The collector focuses the sunlight into optical fibers that are connected to hybrid light fixtures, which use diffusion rods to spread light in all directions. No energy conversions are necessary; the light fixtures use unmodified sunlight. Lighting controls keep lighting at a steady level by adjusting electric lights in proportion to the amount of sunlight available. Remaining infrared radiation, which would otherwise be wasted, is converted into electricity for use elsewhere in the building. The technology also won a R&D 100 Award in 2006 from R&D Magazine. Manufacturer Sunlight Direct of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, has licensed the technology from ORNL and plans to introduce it to the commercial marketplace early in 2008.