Characterization/Testing Eqpt & Services – Luminaires/Lamps

EPA Suspends Energy Star Lab Accreditation for Citizen Electronics Laboratory

On March 20, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that it has suspended the recognition of Citizen Electronics Laboratory in Fujiyoshidashi, Japan for Energy Star testing. The EPA found that Citizen Electronics Laboratory falsified some of its data about LED components tested at its lab. The Energy Star program …

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Samsung Electronics Partners with TÜV SÜD on Testing of Automotive LED Components

Consumer electronics manufacturer, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and TÜV SÜD, a global testing and certification service for electronics quality, safety and sustainability, announced that the companies have created a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. TÜV SÜD Korea Ltd. unveiled the new testing program at a ceremony today …

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Osram Solves Color Perception Issue in XY Color Diagram

Osram claims to have solved an issue with white light perception that has confounded lighting designers for 85 years. White LEDs can have exactly the same color coordinates within the CIE 1931 2-degree xy color diagram, but can look different to an observer. 
According to Osram, this problem is caused …

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LightLab International Allentown a Photometric Testing and Certification Lab Open For Business

LightLab International Allentown LLC in Allentown, Pennsylvania USA, held a grand opening on Thursday, October 22nd. Founders Mike Grather and Tracy Silvert celebrated the grand opening of the ISO-certified photometric testing laboratory. The lab is located at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. The grand opening marks the completion of nearly eight …

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IES Publishes New Method for Evaluating Color Rendition, TM-30-15; DOE to Host Webinar About It

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently published a report detailing a new method for evaluating light source color rendition, IES TM-30-15. The U.S. Department of Energy DOE is hosting a webinar on September 15th that covers IES TM-30-15. The IES points out that no single metric or measure can accurately …

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At Lightfair International, TÜV Rheinland to Present Testing and Certification Services

TÜV Rheinland will present its comprehensive portfolio of testing and certification services to the lighting industry at Lightfair® International 2014. The company, which tests and certifies all types of lighting products, has a special focus testing on LEDs according to the U.S., Canada and global requirements. The company’s six US …

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Smart Vision Lights Lab Qualified as Certification Facility for International Safety Standards

Smart Vision Lights of Muskegon, Missouri USA, a company known for manufacturing of machine vision lights, was recently qualified as a Level IV LED testing and certification facility by Intertek, a leading international provider of testing, inspection, and certification services under Interteks SATELLITE Data Acceptance Program. The new Level IV …

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DEKRA announces strategic partnership with KILT in Korea

DEKRA, a provider of auditing and certification services, and the Korean Institute for Lighting Technology signed an agreement to establish a strategic partnership in Korea. KILT offers LED Lighting testing in Korea, providing both photometric and safety testing services. The agreement extends DEKRA’s  position as a global LED Lighting tester. …

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