July 23, 2014
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has distributed yet another letter regarding proposed changes to the Energy Star Lamps specification that will be adopted in the transition from V1.0 to V1.1 specifications due this fall. The clarifications impact decorative lamps. The EPA also has posted a center beam candle power (CBCP) calculation tool in the form of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that manufacturers can use
July 22, 2014
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a Caliper Snapshot Report on outdoor LED area lighting products, based on the Lighting Facts program, one year after the release of the last outdoor-centric report. That report from August 2013 noted that LED lighting could not yet match high-pressure sodium (HPS) sources at the 400W level, but solid-state lighting (SSL) manufacturers have now delivered such products.
July 1, 2013
In February 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) tested nine (9) different LED products as replacements for high-pressure sodium (HPS) luminaires in various street-lighting applications in Kansas City, MO. The results of this study, as well as a summary of the key findings are available on the website of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), of which AMPRO is a proud member.