CALiPER: Troffers, Kits, and Tubes Webcast
June 20, 2013
10:00–11:00 a.m. PT; 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
On Thursday, June 20, The U.S. Department of Energy will host a 60-minute live webcast on its recently completed CALiPER Exploratory Study, Recessed Troffer Lighting. Troffers (1’×4’, 2’×2’, and 2’×4’) comprise more than 50% of the luminaires installed in commercial applications and use more than 87 Terawatt-hours of electrical energy per year. The energy-efficiency improvements to this category of luminaire through the use of LED technology can potentially yield significant energy and environmental benefits.
Naomi Miller of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will explore troffer lighting as used in office and classroom spaces—comparing the performance of conventional fluorescent troffers with T8 LED tube retrofits, LED retrofit kits, and dedicated LED troffers. For the CALiPER study, a group of lighting designers, engineers, and facility managers observed the luminaires, unaware of which product was which. The webcast will discuss documented performance in measures that go beyond illuminance values or luminaire efficacy, new design considerations for LED troffers and LED retrofit products, and the kinds of testing and certification to look for in order to get the best results from these products.
The webcast will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Pacific) and will include a 40-minute presentation, followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session with attendees.
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