Energystar

ENERGY STAR, a great quality statement

ENERGY STAR is a government agency set up to promote environmental protection through energy efficient products and practices. Products that have been qualified by ENERGY STAR have passed strict requirements and can be considered energy efficient and reliable.

The ENERGY STAR program requirement for integral LED lamps (retrofit sources) was drafted in 2009 and has been updated to the new Final Specification V1.1. ENERGY STAR Lamps Specification Version 2.0 is under development now but will go into effect on January 2, 2017. Information on the lamps specification revision process can be found on the Lamps Specification V2.0 page.

In order to qualify for ENERGY STAR, LED lamps must comply with the following requirements (summarized)

– Min. efficacy 55-65lm / W for omnidirectional lamps

– Min. efficacy 40-50lm / W for directional lamps

– Min. efficacy 45-60lm/ W for decorative lamps

– Omnidirectional lamps must have a reported min. light output (in lumens) ≥ 10 to 17 times the incandescent lamp’s rated wattage (depending on the incandescent lamp’s rated wattage)

– Decorative lamps must have a reported min. light output (in lumens) ≥ 6 to 17 times the incandescent lamp’s rated wattage (depending on the incandescent lamp’s rated wattage)

– Equivalence for non-directional lamps is based on the ENERGY STAR lumen output equivalence table

– BR directional lamps must have a reported min. light output (in lumens) ≥ 10.5 to 15 times the incandescent lamp’s rated wattage

– MR and PAR directional lamp center beam intensity shall be ≥ the center beam intensity value calculated by the ENERGY STAR Lamp Center Beam Intensity Benchmark Tool for the referenced incandescent lamp

– Color temperature with strict tolerance

– Color maintenance (stability) measured over 6000 hrs

– CRI of Min. 80 (77 on average)

– Power factor ≥ 0.7 if power > 5W

– UL + FCC certification

– Lamp life claims ≤ 25,000 hrs, but ≥ 15,000 hrs, lamp shall maintain 86.7% to 91.8% of 0-hour light output after a min of 6,000 hrs testing

– Lamp life claims > 25,000 hrs, lamp shall maintain ≥ 91.5% of 0-hour light output after a min of 7,500 hrs testing

– Directional lamps must have at least 80% light output within an angle of 120°

– Omnidirectional lamps must have an even luminous intensity distribution within 0° to 180° and at least 5% of total flux in the 135° to 180° zone

– Decorative lamps must have an even luminous intensity distribution within 0° to 180° and at least 5% of total flux in the 110° to 180° zone

– Rapid cycle stress: lamp, cycled at 2 minutes on, 2 minutes off, or 5 minutes on, 5 minutes off, shall survive the lesser number of cycles; one cycle per hour of rated life or 15,000 cycles

– Manufacturer must participate in the Department of Energy’s Quality Advocates program and use the Lighting Facts label

– All testing reports submitted for application must be issued by a DOE CALIPER recognized or NVLAP LM-79-08 accredited laboratory

– 2 year min. warranty for lamps with life rating < 15,000 hrs

– 3 year min. warranty for lamps with life rating ≥ 15,000 hrs

Many LED suppliers around the world make false claims about their products. Additionally, because of engineering and quality problems, many more LED light sources have disappointed buyers who were originally excited about this new technology. Generally, when purchasing an ENERGY STAR qualified LED lamp, the risk of product failure is significantly lowered.

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www.designlights.org

Learn more about the DLC

The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of high-performing commercial lighting solutions. The DLC promotes high-quality, energy-efficient lighting products in collaboration with utilities and energy efficiency program members, manufacturers, lighting designers, and federal, state, and local entities. Through these partnerships, the DLC establishes product quality specifications, facilitates thought leadership, and provides information, education, tools and technical expertise.

Why DLC?

The DLC drives energy efficiency in the commercial lighting sector. The DLC has ten years of experience promoting energy efficiency in the commercial lighting sector.

We pride ourselves on our adaptability to the rapidly-changing industry, our commitment to transparency, and a core dedication to our mission of driving energy-efficiency through lighting.

The DLC is currently supported and funded by 85 Member energy efficiency programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. Members provide expertise and insight into policy and specification development processes and on topics related to quality, performance, energy efficiency, and lighting market transformation. In return, Members use DLC resources to improve their commercial efficiency programs, meet and exceed their energy savings goals, and provide product quality and performance assurance to their customers.

The Industry Advisory Committee works at the strategic level to support the DLC, bridge the gap between industry and utility Member needs, and help fulfill the DLC mission. Advisory Committee members are nominated and selected every two years and help the DLC drive efficient lighting through education, collaboration, and expertise.

LM-79-08

What is it?

It is the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) approved method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Solid-State Lighting. It measures an LED luminaire or integral lamp as a whole system according to a standard process using specified equipment.

Who can perform testing?

LM-79-08 testing should be performed by EPA-Recognized Laboratories for the category of product tested. Only reports from recognized laboratories are relevant. This standard is used for Department Of Energy (DOE) ENERGY STAR program qualification and lighting facts advocate program. All GREEN CREATIVE product testing are performed according to LM-79-08 in an EPA recognized laboratory and reports are available upon request.

What does it provide?

The testing report issued according to a standard format will provide

– Total Luminous Flux

– Luminous Intensity Distribution

– Electrical Power Characteristics

– Luminous Efficacy (calculated)

– Color Characteristics (CRI, CCT…)

LM-80-08

What is it?

It is the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) approved standard for measuring lumen maintenance of LED light sources. LM-80-08 apply to the LED package, array, or module alone, not a complete system, it is testing a component level. The standard does not provide guidance for extrapolation of testing results.

Who can perform testing?

LM-80-08 testing should be performed by EPA recognized Laboratories. Only reports from recognized laboratories are relevant. This standard is used for Department Of Energy (DOE) ENERGY STAR program early qualification in conjunction with other reports. Most GREEN CREATIVE product use LED with available LM-80-08 test report from recognized laboratory.

What does it provide?

The testing report issued according to a standard format will provide luminous flux for a given current over a 6,000 hours period with interval measurements. Luminous flux will be measure for 3 different LED case temperatures: 55ºC, 85ºC and a third temperature to be selected by manufacturer. Besides, the lumen maintenance, the chromaticity shifts over the measured period.

IN SITU TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT TEST (ISTMT)

What is it?

It is the measure of the LED source case temperature within the LED system (luminaire or lamp). Put simply, it is the temperature of the LED within the luminaire. The measurement has to be performed according to the temperature measurement point (TMP) indicated by the LED package manufacturer.

Who can perform testing?

OSHA approved NRTLs or DOE CALiPER Recognized or UL Data Acceptance Program laboratories. It can be performed at the same time as LM-79-08. All GREEN CREATIVE products go through ISTMT in an EPA recognized laboratory and reports are available upon request.

What does it provide?

Once ISTMT is known, we check if the temperature within the luminaire is within the temperature of the LM-80-08 LED source report. It is then the basis for lifetime interpolation either based on TM-21-11 or other method.

TM-21-11

What is it?

It is the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) approved method for taking LM-80 data and making useful LED lifetime projections. The standards apply to lifetime projection of LED package, array or module alone. The results can then be used to interpolate the lifetime of an LED source within a system (luminaire or integrated lamp) using the in-situ LED source case temperature.

Who can perform testing?

There is not such a thing as testing, it is a mathematical method based on LM-80-08 collected data. Among other thing, TM-21-11 will consider:

– If total LM-80 data period is between 6,000 and 10,000 hrs, we consider the last 5,000 hours

– If total data period is above 10,000 hours, we use the last half of collected data

– In situ case temperature interpolation using Arrhenius equation between LM-80 temperature

– Projections are limited to 6 times the available LM-80 data period so projected and reported lifetime may or not be the same

What does it provide?

The method will provide a projected lifetime for the LED source or system. Life notation results will then use the following standardized nomenclature: Lp (Yk)

– P: Lumen maintenance percentage. For LED luminaire we consider L70 to be the standard. After 30% lumen depreciation, we consider the system is not performing its duty anymore and should be replaced (see Lifetime section of Lighting Guide for more details)

– Y: Length of LM-80 data period in thousands of hours Example: L70(6k) = 36,000 hours

ANSI
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The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

The Institute oversees the development of thousands of standards that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. Topics covered range from the largest construction equipment to the smallest nanoparticles, and from the most detailed applications to the broadest definition of a systems implementation. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards.

The ANSI Federation is comprised of government agencies, organizations, corporations, academic and international bodies, and individuals. In total, the Institute represents the interests of more than 125,000 companies and 3.5 million professionals.

ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

For more information, visit www.ansi.org.

UL
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As a global company with more than 120 years of expertise, UL works with customers and stakeholders to help them navigate market complexity. UL brings clarity and empowers trust to support the responsible design, production, marketing and purchase of the goods, solutions, and innovations of today and tomorrow. We connect people to safer, more secure, more sustainable products, services, experiences and environments – enabling smarter choices and better lives.

UL helps companies demonstrate safety, confirm compliance, enhance sustainability, manage transparency, deliver quality and performance, strengthen security, protect brand reputation, build workplace excellence, and advance societal wellbeing. Some of the services offered by UL include: inspection, advisory services, education and training, testing, auditing and analytics, certification software solutions, and marketing claim verification.

 

OUR BUSINESSES

UL provides expertise across three strategic businesses to promote safe living and working environments around the world. These distinct UL businesses work closely with industries, authorities and customers to keep safety ahead of innovation in an evolving global landscape. In every market, every day, we’re helping companies keep pace with regulatory demands while strengthening the position of their brand and business.

ROHS,EDEE/H.R.2420, S.B20&S.B50

ROHS:

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, (RoHS 1), short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union.[2] The RoHS 1 directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and became a law in each member state.[3] This directive restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic electronic waste.

EDEE/H.R.2420:

SB20&SB50: