Solid State Lighting Annex

Solid State Lighting (SSL) provide high-quality, energy-efficient lighting that surpasses traditional technologies at a lower life-cycle cost. However, there is a wide variation in the performance and quality of SSL products currently found on the market, and some of the poor-quality products could undermine consumer confidence in SSL, delaying market adoption and the associated energy and environmental benefits.

Launched in July 2010, the IEA 4E SSL Annex is a joint initiative of seven countries working together to address challenges with SSL technologies. The SSL Annex member countries recognise there are significant advantages in engaging in an international collaboration and joint activities relating to SSL performance and quality. Sponsoring governments of the SSL Annex include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Publications

LED Product Lifetime Testing Report

A new report by the IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex provides a look across the body of literature on lifetime definitions for LEDs and LED products. The reports looks at failure mechanisms, accelerated life tests

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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

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Literature Summary of Lifetime Testing of Light Emitting Diodes and LED Products

A summary of the literature on lifetime definitions for LEDs and LED products, including a look at failure mechanisms, accelerated life tests and test methods for estimating lifetime, and provides some recommendations. There is currently no agreement as to which test method can best estimate the lifetime of LED lighting products and the report thus addresses a key issue for regulators and industry interested in deployment of LED technologies

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About SSL

With a focus on product performance, harmonized testing, and health and environment factors, the goal of the SSL Annex is to assist governments in their support of quality SSL products that will save consumers money and reduce carbon emissions.