Solid State Lighting (SSL) has the potential to provide artificial lighting more efficiently than prevalent current technologies at competitive lifetime costs. However the wide variation in performance of SSL sources currently in the market severely threatens consumer confidence in SSL lighting, delaying market acceptance and slowing down penetration rates.
The goal of the annex is to develop simple tools to help government and consumers world-wide quickly and confidently identify which SSL lighting products have the necessary efficiencies and quality levels to effectively reduce the amount of energy that is currently consumed by artificial lighting.
This annex aims to work internationally to support the work that is being done on a national level to address the main challenges with SSL technologies: there is a lack of confidence with SSL, governments don't have the tools they need to determine which SSL products are good investments, and everyone needs straightforward, reliable and internationally recognised procedures to test for basic SSL quality.
The three main tasks of the Annex are:
For further information visit the SSL Annex website at http://ssl.iea-4e.org/
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