The implementation and development of lighting standards has built up the market’s confidence in the Solid State Lighting (SSL) industry. The U.S. Department of Energy has been working closely with standards organizations to provide technical support, covering product performance testing, statistical evaluations, data compilation, analysis, and related documents. Its goal is to quickly develop and implement required SSL product standards.
These standards can help remove LED product’s quality or performance issues, and make it easier for lighting manufacturers, designers and distributors to choose their best products. Industry experts will continue to carry out the difficult work of establishing standards. As industry experts release more information during standard establishment, it will be able to support the innovation of the SSL market and support market application and developments.
Listed below are white papers. The following information should be used for reference and some are not supported by the DOE or applied in the industry yet.
1. ANSI ANSLG C38.377, Specifications for The Chromaticity of SSL Products. The standard specifically targets the range of LED chromaticities recommended for general lighting. Color temperature and chromaticity is important to lighting designers.
2. ANSI C136.37-2011, SSL Sources Used in Roadway and Area Lighting. The standard defines interchangeability of roadway and off-roadway luminaires SSL source fixtures requirements, other regulations include operating color temperatures, chromaticity, installation safety standards, and cables used.