LED Standards News

Zhaga to standardise CoBs

Zhaga is working on a CoB standard. Although it is early days, six sizes have been identified:  12 x 15mm 16 x 19mm 19 x 19mm 20 x 24mm 24 x 24mm 28 x 28mm Almost everything else us up for discussion. See this article on the Electronics Weekly news…

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LED lighting test centre opens

Photometric Testing has opened its laboratory which will provide specialist optical test and measurement services for LEDs, lamps and luminaires, writes Richard WIlson. The Gloucestershire-based laboratory will provide test services to small and medium businesses in the lighting industry, and it has adopted specialist approach to LED testing. “The…

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LEDs just like washing powder - standards produce cleaner products

Makers of washing powder ads always used advertise that the latest version – produced whiter whites, and that you’d be crazy to use any other old rubbish. Sadly, these days I don’t watch day time TV (university days long gone), so i don’t know if this still goes…

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Explicit LED action !

Word of the Electronics Weekly LED blog has spread to my village, which is now obviously driving the hit rate up by thousands. It has led to suggestions I should spend more time in the pub instead of writing about LEDs – fair point, they should put WiFi in my local…

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Dedicated Lighting: LEDs and Fluorescents

In new building and environmental regulations, lighting plays a key role. Even though the Wattages used in lighting seem fairly insignificant in comparison to televisions and microwaves, it is something which is easily changed for the better since the introduction of compact fluorescent bulbs…

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Are we writing the right standards

I read today the newest addition to the preliminary Energy Star specification on low bay lighting, this preliminary specification is an average of about 30 existing luminaries. They are therefore trying to get LED lights to match the current technology. This cannot be right as with the use of correct…

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Spot the difference

 Standardisation a way forward for LED devices. A key concern amongst many Lighting manufacturers is the lack of standards in LED  lighting technology. This starts at device level, when if you pick a particular LED device and design the associated hardware – PCB’s, optics, drivers – it becomes an expensive exercise…

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