DOE Releases New CALiPER Benchmark Reports

November 19, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published its first two CALiPER Benchmark Reports, to allow easier comparison of light-emitting diode (LED) products with conventional lighting technologies. Benchmark reports supplement the detailed test and summary reports of the DOE CALiPER program, which was established in 2006 and is currently in its seventh round of product testing.

The benchmark reports offer detailed analysis of test results for both traditional and LED products for a given application, comparing a range of standard lighting measures (e.g., power usage, light output and distribution, efficacy, correlated color temperature, color rendering index). Potential performance and application issues indicated by CALiPER testing results also are examined.

The first two benchmark reports address:

  • Performance of Incandescent A-Type and Decorative Lamps and LED Replacements
  • Performance of Halogen Incandescent MR16 Lamps and LED Replacements

Both benchmark reports are available for download. Learn more about the CALiPER program .