WEBCAST: Solid-State Lighting: Safety Certification Process and Performance Testing Measurement Techniques

Sept. 16, 2009
Broadcast live on September 23, our latest Webcast featured speakers from Labsphere and Intertek, and is now archived.
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Title: Solid-State Lighting: Safety Certification Process and Performance Testing Measurement Techniques
Date: 23 September 2009

Time: 8:00 AM PDT, 11:00 AM EDT, 4:00 PM UK time, 5:00 PM Europe

Length: Approximately one hour

Greg McKee, Director Systems Business Unit, Labsphere
Todd Straka, Director - Lighting Services, Intertek

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As the solid-state lighting industry continues to grow, customers need to be reassured that the products they are purchasing will exhibit stated performance levels while also meeting any applicable standards. This Webcast will discuss techniques for test and measurement, as well as the process of safety certification.

Todd Straka of Intertek will discuss safety certification of solid-state lighting products. This will primarily focus on describing the product safety certification process and the considerations to make when starting to undertake the process. Information will be provided on the specific Product Safety Standards utilized for solid-state lighting and the types of testing that products can expect to undergo during that process. Manufacturers often ask "What can we do to ensure that our products meet the applicable Safety Standards before we send them to you for Certification?" Obviously, this is where R&D testing can play a vital role in ensuring a smooth certification process.

Labsphere’s Greg McKee will discuss the challenges that manufacturers of solid-state lighting are facing, and the steps that industry leaders are taking to address these issues. This will be followed by an overview of the different test and measurement techniques and equipment that are typically used for characterizing different light sources.


Intertek has earned the reputation of being one of the leading global third-party, independent testing laboratories with expertise in Photometric testing of Lighting Products including LED and Solid State Lighting for many applications including residential, commercial, automotive, traffic signal, marine, and airport lighting. Intertek's vast capabilities include Photometry, Color, Environmental, and Mechanical Testing, as well as ENERGY STAR testing, product safety certifications, and global market access. Contact Intertek to bring your products to market faster. For more information, please visit: www.intertek-etlsemko.com. Labsphere, Inc.
Labsphere is world leader in light testing and measurement, and optical coatings. The company's products include LED, laser and traditional light source light measurement systems; uniform light sources for imaging device calibration; spectroscopy accessories; and high diffuse reflectance materials and coatings for applications in backlit panel displays, computed radiography, and system calibration.Visit the Labsphere website at: www.labsphere.com.


Greg McKee Director Systems Business Unit, Labsphere

Greg McKee joined Labsphere in 1988 and has served in various positions within Engineering, Product Management and New Product Development and has a deep understanding of the industry and industry needs. Currently he is the Director of the Systems Business Unit where he is responsible for the strategic development Labsphere's light metrology solutions for the remote sensing, imaging, non-image, laser, LED and general lighting systems. Over the years he has managed numerous projects to successful completion as well as many innovative new products to market.

Mr. McKee is well-known throughout industry having written numerous articles for trade publications and websites and he is regularly invited to speak on behalf of Labsphere at various global conferences and industry events. He currently serves as an Executive Officer and Director for the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements (CORM). He previously served as Chairman of CORM Technical Committee on Integrating Flux Devices and the Chairman of the Illuminating Engineers Society of North America (IESNA) Technical Procedures Committee (TPC) for the Photometry of Light Sources where he managed the creation and revisions of standard test procedures of light sources. He still remains an active participant of IESNA TPC, IESNA SSL for Solid State Lighting, LTEC and various CIE technical sub-committees. Mr. McKee has a B.S. in Electro-Optics Engineering from the University of Houston.

Todd StrakaDirector - Lighting Services, Intertek

During his 12 years at Intertek, Todd has operated in Sales and Sales Management, before recently being named Director for Intertek's Lighting business Throughout his career, he has been heavily involved with both Performance Testing and Safety Certification for various types of lighting products including Residential, Commercial, Automotive, Airport, Marine, LED Traffic Signals, and Solid-State Lighting Products. Todd has also worked with industry and government organizations including U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and Transport Canada.