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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 scope of the LRC’s 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 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.

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

Dr. N. Narendran
LRC Director of Research
narenn2@rpi.edu | (518) 687-7100

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