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Thursday, October 20, 2005

NLPIP Updates Specifier Reports
By Jennifer Taylor
NLPIP CFL testing at the LRC
NLPIP CFL testing at the LRC

The National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) has updated two existing Specifier Reports with new supplements to provide the latest information on lamps and lighting components.

NLPIP released the eighth supplement to its original 1999 report on compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The newest supplement to Specifier Reports: Screwbase Compact Fluorescent Lamp Products details the results of a life test and a long-term performance test conducted from August 2000 to July 2004. The supplement examines how CFL life is affected by operating in different positions and within a luminaire. It also reports long-term performance in terms of light output, electrical characteristics, and color characteristics at several time intervals.

The first supplement to Specifier Reports: Lighting Circuit Power Reducers presents manufacturer-supplied and NLPIP-measured data on a product not tested for the original 1998 publication. Lighting circuit power reducers are retrofit devices designed to reduce the energy use and active power of a lighting circuit. NLPIP evaluated the new product for power reduction, power quality, and light loss with fluorescent lighting systems consisting of four different lamp/ballast combinations.

NLPIP Specifier Reports

View these and other Specifier Reports on the publications section of the NLPIP Web site.

About the LRC

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. Founded in 1988, the Lighting Research Center has built an international reputation as a trusted and reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. Its mission is to advance the effective use of light and create a positive legacy of change for society and the environment.


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