Understanding LED performance: Evidence-based approaches to supporting stakeholders of energy-efficient lighting programmes

The SSL Annex takes an evidence-based approach to evaluating LED product performance. Using comprehensive market data from product registries and other sources, the Annex developed recommendations on product performance and research into test methods that reduce the time and cost burden for government, industry and consumers.  This paper highlights several activities that exemplify this evidence-based […]

Measurement of temporal light modulation: improving calculation methods for stroboscopic effect visibility measure

The SSL Annex is conducting an Interlaboratory Comparison (IC 2022) on the measurement of temporal light modulation (TLM) from SSL products. In this context, uncertainty associated with SVM calculations must be minimised and remain consistent across a range of waveform measurement parameters (e.g., sampling frequency, duration) used in different systems. This presentation discusses two methods […]

Mobile Device Efficiency

This report analyses the energy use of mobile devices, compares policies and identifies policy gaps.

Interlaboratory Comparison for Goniophotometers (IC 2017)

The final report from the IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex’s 2017 Interlaboratory comparison (IC 2017). This comparison had 36 participating laboratories from 19 countries with a total of 42 goniophotometric instruments, the largest interlaboratory comparison of such equipment ever undertaken. This comparison investigated the level of agreement in measurements of SSL products by various […]

Controls Validation Method for Variable Speed Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

This controls validation method aims to provide a uniform method of test which will validate native control operation and performance criteria for residential air conditioners and heat pumps with variable speed compressors. This method is intended to be used as a confirmation against regulatory tests in which modulating component(s) are overridden.

AC/HP Test Methods 2.0: Phase 2 Findings Summary

This research aims to develop an internationally applicable load-based test method for variable capacity ACs and HPs and has 4 Phases. This report discusses the findings of Phase 2 (Investigative Testing of Key Issues), as well as the research team’s recommendations for Phase 3 work.

Domestic Air Conditioner Test Standards and Harmonization

This report is a comparative review of test procedures and efficiency metrics for room air conditioners across six countries, as well as the ISO standard. The findings of this report are intended to inform the efforts of policy makers to evaluate where greater consistency between test methods and metrics may be beneficial.

Policy Brief – EMSA Overview 2019-2024

The 4E Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA) promotes the opportunities for energy efficiency in motor systems by disseminating best practice information worldwide. It supports the development of internationally aligned technical standards and

4E EMSA Policy Guidelines for Motor Driven Units – Part 1 Summary

This document summarises the first part of an investigation into policy options for harmonising standards and regulations for Motor Driven Units (MDUs), focusing on pumps, fans and compressors. Part 1 describes existing standards and regulations for MDUs in economies that account for 85% of global motor system electricity use