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SSL Testing Facilities

The Lighting Research Center has in-house testing capabilities for solid-state lighting (SSL) luminaires, integral lamps and LED components, as well as other lighting technologies and luminaires. The LRC’s test labs are NVLAP-accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (NVLAP lab code: 200480-0).

The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) provides third-party accreditation to testing and calibration laboratories and accepts applications for SSL test methods as part of the Energy Efficient Lighting Products laboratory accreditation program. The scope of the LRC’s accredited SSL testing includes:

  • IES LM-79:2008 (Sec. 12): Solid State Lighting Luminaires – Color Characteristic Measurements
  • IES LM-79:2008 (Sec. 9): Solid State Lighting Luminaires – Total Flux Measurements (Luminous Efficacy)
  • IES LM-80:2008: Solid State Lighting Luminaires – Lumen Maintenance

In addition to accredited testing, in cases where a standard test method does not exist, the LRC has capabilities to develop individualized test methods.

The LRC's specialized equipment and meters include:

  • Integrating spheres and spectrometers
  • Power meters and analyzers
  • Thermal chambers
  • Thermal imager
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Multimeters
  • Programmable ac/dc power supplies
  • Power conditioners
  • Battery testers
  • ...and others

The LRC's measurement capabilities include electrical, photometric, and colorimetric characteristics, as well as ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiations.

SSL Testing Capabilities at LRC (2011) pdf logo

For more information about the LRC’s test laboratories and SSL testing capabilities, please contact:

Yiting Zhu, Ph.D.
Manager of Technology Testing and Evaluation
zhuy2@rpi.edu
(518) 687-7122

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