This European Metrology Research Programme project aims to develop and validate traceable measurement methods for solid-state lighting products, including optical, electrical, thermal and materials properties.
The project has produced a portable exhibition stand to encourage consumer acceptance of solid state lighting (SSL) products. The stand provides a comparison between SSL products and existing lighting technologies, such as incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps.See more
SSL is the most energy efficient lighting technology. It is predicted to be typically twice as energy efficient as fluorescent lamps and ten times more efficient than incandescent lamps, although current products are still in their early stages.
As electricity used for lighting accounts for 20% of the global grand total, we can obtain considerable reduction of energy consumption by replacing conventional lighting products with SSL technology.
NPL is supporting new energy efficient lighting technologies by providing unique measurement facilities to measure the quantity and quality of light. Better measurement will lead to lighting technologies that end-users both like and trust, and help realise the full benefits of energy efficient lighting.