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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.

EPA announces results of LED lamp push, plans new marketing initiative

EPA announces results of LED lamp push, plans new marketing initiative

The Energy Star LED bulb challenge that spanned Earth Days resulted in 20 million lamps sold, and now the agency is planning a new marketing initiative via Facebook beginning this September.

FOCUS ON: Robust LED drivers are critical to enabling quality solid-state lighting

FOCUS ON: Robust LED drivers are critical to enabling quality solid-state lig...

This compilation of some of our most-read articles offers a primer on LED drivers; addresses general concerns in driving LED lamps; highlights challenges to component selection and integration in lighting products and applications; and explores driver standardization efforts that will aid develop...
US DOE publishes Caliper reports on indoor SSL and LED T8 tubes

US DOE publishes Caliper reports on indoor SSL and LED T8 tubes

A Caliper Snapshot Report asserts that 70% of indoor SSL products in the LED Lighting Facts program meet typical energy efficiency program guidelines while an additional Caliper report on linear lamps still questions ROI.

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