DOE Publishes Recommendations for Testing and Reporting LED Luminaire Lifetime

June 3, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new guide, LED Luminaire Lifetime: Recommendations for Testing and Reporting (PDF 199 KB), developed by a working group created by DOE and the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance. The working group is under the guidance of the DOE SSL Quality Advocates program and is composed of a diverse group of experts in reliability, lighting, and LED technology.

The working group’s recommendations are an important first step toward consistent, industry-wide understanding of LED luminaire lifetime, and will assist standards organizations in their work. They also provide follow-up to an earlier publication, Reporting LED Luminaire Product Performance (PDF 145 KB), which focuses on initial performance criteria and product consistency, and laid the groundwork for the Lighting FactsCM label.

To learn more about the DOE SSL Quality Advocates program, visit www.ssl.energy.gov/advocates.html.