Peabody, Massachusetts. After June 1, 2012 LED Lighting Facts will only accept test reports from Testing Laboratory Partners on the Approved Testing Laboratories list. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), LED Lighting Facts is a voluntary pledge program to assure that LED lighting products are represented accurately in the market. Taking the pledge allows manufacturers to include the LED Lighting Facts label on product packaging or in product literature. The LED Lighting Facts program was designed to give consumers confidence in the performance of the solid-state lighting products they buy.
The LED Lighting Facts label now has an option to include LED lumen maintenance and warranty in addition to the original five metrics: lumens, watts, efficacy, color rendering index and correlated color temperature.
TÜV SÜD America, part of the global TÜV SÜD testing, inspection, and certification organization, is approved to supply manufacturers with the data they need to submit for the LED Lighting Facts program. TÜV SÜD is approved for LM-79: total flux and color (required label metrics; LM-79 sections 9 and 12), LM-79: intensity distribution (optional metrics; LM-79 section 10), and In-situ Temperature Measurement Test (ISTMT). "Though participation in the LED Lighting Facts program is voluntary, it is important for lighting manufacturers to participate in the program," stated Jason Chesley, Sales Manager for Energy Efficiency at TÜV SÜD America. "Participation shows consumers that the manufacturer is committed to accurate reporting of their products' performance, and supportive of higher quality products in the LED lighting marketplace," concluded Mr. Chesley.
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