“Smart” lamps combine technology breakthroughs in wireless communications with light emitting diodes (LEDs) to provide many exciting consumer benefits. However, the standby energy use of “smart lamps” can be larger than the energy used for providing lighting, according to a new report from the IEA 4E Solid State Lighting Annex.
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.
“Smart” lamps combine technology breakthroughs in wireless communications and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Often controlled by a smartphone app, these lamps can dim, change colour and shift to new scenes all by simply touching your phone.
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.
Starting in 2011, the SSL Annex launched a study to review all of the major health-related literature associated with LED lighting. In 2014, the SSL Annex published a comprehensive review of this literature summarising the human health impacts of SSL.
Today, the IEA 4E SSL Annex, supported by ten national governments, announced the publication of a comprehensive review of all the current life-cycle assessment studies on Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps and luminaires compared with conventional lighting technologies.
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.