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EPA publishes lamps revision and issues reminder on effective dates

EPA publishes lamps revision and issues reminder on effective dates

The Energy Star Lamps specification takes effect September 30, 2014, and products certified to the older specifications must be recertified to carry the Energy Star label, while the EPA has also published the updated Lamps V1.1 specification.

Lighting-centric wellbeing claims need more science (MAGAZINE)

Lighting-centric wellbeing claims need more science (MAGAZINE)

Companies in the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) sectors have promoted numerous research case studies in the past few years that attribute tuned spectral power distribution (SPD) to human benefits in terms of increased productivity, better rest, and even accelerated healing.

LED automotive lighting applications require unique SAE standards (MAGAZINE)

LED automotive lighting applications require unique SAE standards (MAGAZINE)

Jianzhong Jiao summarizes the broad landscape of standards for LED lighting specific to automotive applications, which includes unique characteristics in terms of lumen maintenance, reliability, lifetime, and color spectrum.

EPA further clarifies Energy Star V1.1 lamp requirements, adds CBCP tool

EPA further clarifies Energy Star V1.1 lamp requirements, adds CBCP tool

The US Environmental Protection Agency continues to tune V1.1 of the Energy Star Lamps specification even as the V1.0 specification is being adopted in the LED lamp market.

DOE updates MSSLC LED luminaire spec, issues fact sheet on light and health

DOE updates MSSLC LED luminaire spec, issues fact sheet on light and health

Version 2.0 of the Model specification for LED roadway luminaires offers a more streamlined structure and updated references to standards and other documents, while the DOE has warned that more effort is needed to understand the implications of light on human health and wellbeing.

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