IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 14, 2008

DoE Reports Round 4 of CALiPER Testing Program Results: Inaccuracy of Performance Data

In round 4 of CALiPER testing DoE had a closer look on MR16 and T8 replacement products as well as on two downlights, seven task lamps and five "outdoor & other" fixtures. The DOE Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting (CALiPER) Program, formerly called the Commercial Product Testing Program, supports testing of a wide, representative array of SSL products available for general illumination. The Department allows its test results to be distributed in the public interest for noncommercial, educational purposes only.
New Round 4 detailed test reports covering directional replacement lamps, A-lamp replacement lamps, downlights, outdoor fixtures, and undercabinet and task/desk lighting are now available upon request. For more information, or to request a detailed report, see: http://www.netl.doe.gov/ssl/comm_testing.htm .

The Round 4 Summary Report is posted on the DOE Solid-State Lighting website.

About DOE SSL Commercial Product Testing Program:
The Program was established to serve public with reliable, unbiased product performance information to foster the developing market for high-performance SSL products.

The DOE SSL Commercial Product Testing Program will:
• Guide DOE planning for SSL R&D and commercialization support activities, including ENERGY STAR® program planning
• Support DOE technology procurement activities and associated technology demonstrations
• Provide objective product performance information to the public in the early years, helping buyers and specifiers have confidence that new SSL products will perform as claimed
• Guide the development, refinement, and adoption of credible, standardized test procedures and measurements for SSL products

DOE will support testing of a wide, representative array of SSL products available for general illumination, using test procedures currently under development by standards organizations. Guidelines for selecting products for testing will ensure that the overall set of tests provides insight on a range of lighting applications and product categories, a range of performance characteristics, a mix of manufacturers, a variety of LED devices, and variations in geometric configurations that may affect testing and performance.

Testing Program Reports:
The Department will allow its test results to be distributed in the public interest for noncommercial, educational purposes only. Detailed test reports will only be provided to users who provide their name, affiliation, and confirmation of agreement to abide by DOE's "No Commercial Use Policy." DOE encourages stakeholders to report any apparent commercial use of test results from the DOE SSL Commercial Product Testing Program by sending a message to doe.ssl.updates@ee.doe.gov.

 
Detailled information is provided in original reports:
Pilot round download here.
Round one results download here.
Round two final results download here
Round three final results download here
Round four final results download here.

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