U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Market-Based Programs
CALiPER Testing Laboratories
A Note About CALiPER and Laboratory Accreditation
CALiPER is not a testing laboratory or an accreditation organization. DOE established the CALiPER program to provide accurate and comparable data on LED products by arranging for reliable independent testing and data reporting of commercially available products. The CALiPER program established a process for qualifying testing laboratories to do this testing during the period when appropriate test standards such as LM-79 were under development and not yet covered by nationally recognized accreditation processes.
Laboratories Contracted for CALiPER LM-79 Testing
Additional CALiPER testing may also in some cases be performed at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) or at PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), or at appropriately accredited manufacturer laboratories.
Laboratories Performing Integrating Sphere Testing for CALiPER
Laboratories Performing Goniophotometry Testing for CALiPER
Contracting Testing Laboratories for CALiPER
CALiPER contracts with independent testing laboratories located in the United States that are on the LED Lighting Facts® Approved Testing Laboratories List. Requests for proposals are announced yearly.