WEBCAST: General Performance Testing for Lighting in North America

This webcast will discuss performance testing of LED luminaires and lamps to LM -79, looking at the requirements of programs such as Energy Star. The second part will focus on lumen-maintenance testing to LM-80, measurement best practices and upcoming revisions to the standard.

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Title: General Performance Testing for Lighting in North America

Originally Broadcast: Wednesday August 3, 2011

Presenters:

• Carl Bloomfield, Global Business Line Director - Energy Efficiency & Lighting, Intertek
• Jeff Hulett, CTO, Vektrex

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Overview:

• Performance testing according to LM-79
• Understanding how the actual testing is done
• Requirements of different programs, such as Energy Star
• LED lumen-maintenance testing according to LM-80
• Measurement best practices
• Upcoming revisions to LM-80

Carl Bloomfield of Intertek will discuss performance testing of LED luminaires and lamps to LM -79. Attendees will gain an in-depth look at the requirements for the DOE Lighting Facts program, IES files, and the Energy Star program, specifically the differences between test methods and requirements. This presentation will provide a general overview of performance testing for lighting in North America and deliver insight into the typical equipment used to obtain the necessary results.

Jeff Hulett of Vektrex will discuss LED lumen-maintenance testing, which is widely performed using the techniques outlined in the IES LM-80 standard. This presentation will discuss key best practices for effective testing, particularly in the areas of thermal management, data collection, and reporting. It will also present the current efforts of the IES subcommittee to capture this knowledge in a new revision of the LM-80 standard. Finally it will outline the just-released EPA guidelines for conducting LM-80 tests.

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SPONSOR: INTERTEK

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Intertek07132011
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 30,000 people in over 100 countries around the world. Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK) is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.

For more information, please visit: www.intertek.com.

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SPONSOR: LABSPHERE

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Labspherejuly
Labsphere sets the world standard for innovative light measurement technology. Products include light measurement systems for LEDs, lasers, and traditional light sources; uniform light sources to calibrate imaging devices and camera systems in the visible and IR; and reflectance standards for calibrating spectroscopic measurement systems. Labsphere also provides custom systems and components to OEMs in industries including spectroscopy, laser diode test and measurement, semiconductor, and medical.

For more information, please visit: www.labsphere.com.

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PRESENTERS

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Carl Bloomfield

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Carl Bloomfield is the Global Director of Business Services for Energy Efficiency & Lighting at Intertek. In this role Carl is responsible for the development of Intertek’s services within these industries, and is based in Intertek’s Arlington Heights, IL facility.

Carl has been with Intertek for 14 years and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida. He is presently an active member of:

• American Lighting Association (ALA)
• American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA)
• IEEE
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
• Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
• Florida Gators Alumni Association

Jeff Hulett

Jeffhulett
Mr. Hulett is CTO of Vektrex. He has been active in the LED reliability field since 2004. Prior to that, he led teams that designed numerous computer-based products, including image processing systems, a space-qualified navigation computer for Japan’s H2A rocket, graphics accelerators for India’s air traffic control network, and high voltage programmable power sources for gene sequencing.

He is the current chair of the LM-80 Working Group, part of IESNA. He has authored several publications including Measuring LED Junction Temperature, Photonics Spectra, July 2008. Mr. Hulett holds a BSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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