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Application of New CIE Test Method

In late 2014, the Commission internationale de l'éclairage (CIE) issued a Draft International Standard (DIS) on the testing of LED lamps, luminaires and modules. CIE DIS 025:2014E on Test Methods for LED Lamps, Luminaires and Modules. This DIS is being reviewed by technical experts and is expected to become an international test standard in 2015. The Annex welcomes this new effort, and seeks to support the use of this new CIE test method by investigating its application by governments for monitoring, verification and enforcement (MV&E) programmes and other testing needs.

This study would help address questions like: Which product performance parameters can it test? How reliable are the results? What sample sizes are necessary? What tolerance values are assigned to measurements, and so on. The main output from this work will be a report that discusses the findings of the evaluation and a recommendation on how governments could best use the new test standard to underpin their voluntary and regulatory programmes.