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30 June 2017 · Solid State Lighting

Launch of IEA 4E SSL Annex 2017 Interlaboratory Comparison of Goniophotometer Measurements (IC 2017)

The IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex today is formally announcing a global interlaboratory comparison for goniophotometers (in short IC 2017). With 70 labs from around the world pre-registered, IC 2017 has the potential to be the largest single interlaboratory comparison of goniophotometers. The programme is designed in compliance with ISO/IEC 17043 to serve as a proficiency test for SSL testing accreditation programmes that recognise this comparison and it is based on the new CIE S 025/E:2015 test method for LED equipment.

26 June 2017 · Solid State Lighting

The IEA 4E SSL Annex issues new report promoting CIE’s new global test standard

The IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex today published a new report promoting CIE’s new global test standard. The report, entitled “Application Study of CIE S 025/E:2015”, evaluates the new international standard for use by key stakeholders as the basis for measuring important quality and performance aspects of LED lighting products. The SSL Annex has concluded that the new CIE standard is suitable for its upcoming global interlaboratory comparison of goniophotometers.

26 June 2017 · Solid State Lighting

IEA 4E SSL Annex shares lessons learned from government policies bringing LEDs to market

Today the IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex published a new policy report titled “Lessons Learned Bringing LEDs to Market” which highlights dozens of initiatives that contributed to the promotion of quality, energy-efficient lighting in the SSL Annex member country markets.

19 January 2017 · Solid State Lighting

Drawing on the recently published IEA 4E SSL Annex’s quality and performance tiers, Australia and New Zealand explore new legislation for more energy efficient lighting

Australia's Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program has released a consultation regulation impact statement (RIS) considering policy options to improve the energy efficiency of residential and commercial lighting in Australia and New Zealand.

13 January 2017 · Solid State Lighting

Pre-Announcement IEA 4E SSL Annex 2017 Interlaboratory Comparison of Goniophotometer Measurements (IC 2017)

Following the previous 2013 interlaboratory comparison where 110 labs from around the world were compared for measurements of LED lighting products, the International Energy Agency’s Energy-Efficient End-use Equipment Solid State Lighting Annex (IEA 4E SSL Annex) is preparing to launch the 2017 Interlaboratory Comparison (IC 2017) for goniophotometer measurements.

25 November 2016 · Solid State Lighting

New LED performance recommendations help promote global harmonisation of product quality and performance

The IEA 4E SSL Annex published seven new and updated “quality and performance tiers” for popular LED lamps and luminaires. These seven documents offer policy makers and programme administrators guidance on which parameters to consider and the levels that may be appropriate when specifying or regulating LED products. Parameters include efficacy, lifetime, light colour, durability, and many other metrics.

6 September 2016 · Solid State Lighting

Stand-by of “smart lamps” can be larger than their energy use for lighting

“Smart” lamps combine technology breakthroughs in wireless communications with light emitting diodes (LEDs) to provide many exciting consumer benefits. However, the standby energy use of “smart lamps” can be larger than the energy used for providing lighting, according to a new report from the IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex.

9 December 2015 · Solid State Lighting

The “How To” Briefing Accompanying the Global Lighting Challenge

Following the launch of the Global Lighting Challenge aiming at deploying 10 billion super-efficient light sources, the IEA 4E SSL Annex today published an Executive Briefing that summarises the best practices, programmes and other initiatives undertaken by its member countries to accelerate the adoption of quality, energy-efficient LED technology in their markets.

1 October 2015 · Solid State Lighting

The SSL Annex in Two Minutes!

The SSL Annex launched a new animated video today that presents the SSL Annex work in two minutes! Click the link or image above to watch the video and learn more about how we work with governments to: compare SSL testing practices, help define product quality, assess new product features, research health and ...

29 April 2015 · Solid State Lighting

UNEP Webinar on CIE S 025/E:2015

UNEP will hold a webinar on 7 May at 09h00 Stockholm time with Mr. Tony Bergen, Secretary of CIE Division 2. Mr. Bergen will provide an overview of the recently published CIE S 025/E:2015, Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules. This test standard provides methods for making photomet...

22 April 2015 · Solid State Lighting

"Smart" Wireless Lighting also needs to be Energy Smart

“Smart” lamps combine technology breakthroughs in wireless communications and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Often controlled by a smartphone app, these lamps can dim, change colour and shift to new scenes all by simply touching your phone. However, the lamps consume energy even when they are not in u...

24 March 2015 · Solid State Lighting

SSL Annex Launches New Website

Today, the IEA 4E SSL Annex has published a new website that reflects its new five-year programme of research and cooperation. The new and completely redesigned website offers users a clear and concise overview of the new programme, with activities classified into four topical areas: product performance, testing...

8 October 2014 · Solid State Lighting

Nobel Prize in Physics to SSL inventors

The IEA 4E SSL Annex congratulates Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for their joint award of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for developing blue-light LEDs that enables general illumination white-light LED products.

24 September 2014 · Solid State Lighting

LEDs and Health Aspects: SSL Annex Announces Comprehensive Report

Starting in 2011, the SSL Annex launched a study to review all of the major health-related literature associated with LED lighting. In 2014, the SSL Annex published a comprehensive review of this literature summarising the human health impacts of SSL.

17 September 2014 · Solid State Lighting

LEDs Can Drastically Reduce Environmental Impact of Lighting: SSL Annex Lifecycle Assessment Report

Today, the IEA 4E SSL Annex, supported by ten national governments, announced the publication of a comprehensive review of all the current life-cycle assessment studies on Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps and luminaires compared with conventional lighting technologies. This review found that energy in ...

10 September 2014 · Solid State Lighting

Worldwide comparison of 110 LED testing laboratories: Results Presented

Today, the governments of ten countries announced the publication of the world’s largest interlaboratory comparison on solid state lighting (SSL). This project compares the ability of 110 laboratories worldwide to test Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps and luminaires. The outcome of this large-scale interlaboratory comparison will help governments and manufacturers around the world ensure that new LED products sold to consumers and companies are of high quality and meet the claimed performance.

Striving for Quality SSL Products?

The IEA-4E SSL Annex maintains voluntary performance tiers to address product attributes such as colour, lifetime, power, and efficacy for common SSL applications. Governments may adopt these quality tiers to help with policies, programmes and procurement activities for SSL products. 

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