Annex: Solid State Lighting

The “How To” Briefing Accompanying the Global Lighting Challenge

Following the launch of the Global Lighting Challenge aiming at deploying 10 billion super-efficient light sources, the IEA 4E SSL Annex today published an Executive Briefing that summarises the best practices, programmes and other initiatives undertaken by its member countries to accelerate the adoption of quality, energy-efficient LED technology in their markets.

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Nobel Prize in Physics to SSL inventors

The IEA 4E SSL Annex congratulates Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for their joint award of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for developing blue-light LEDs that enables general illumination white-light LED products.

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Worldwide comparison of 110 LED testing laboratories: Results Presented

Today, the governments of ten countries announced the publication of the world’s largest interlaboratory comparison on solid state lighting (SSL). This project compares the ability of 110 laboratories worldwide to test Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps and luminaires. The outcome of this large-scale interlaboratory comparison will help governments and manufacturers around the world ensure that new LED products sold to consumers and companies are of high quality and meet the claimed performance.

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