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Summer 2008
New NLPIP Initiative to Evaluate Emerging SSL Products

The National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) offers a new opportunity to rapidly measure, update, and disseminate system performance information of emerging solid-state lighting (SSL) products.

The new initiative—SSL FACTS (Fast, Accurate, Customized Testing Solutions)—takes full advantage of NLPIP’s proven publication and report­ing process. In addition, a Quick Peeks option provides on-demand evaluations of SSL products within one to two weeks of product procurement, as well as customized interpretation of the test results for sponsors.

NLPIP sponsors have agreed to dedicate 50 to 100 percent of the annual NLPIP budget to this SSL initiative, and funds from SSL FACTS will be pooled for product testing. Moreover, NLPIP will collaborate with ASSIST, which has agreed to provide $300,000 to $500,000 per year in research and industry review activities to better predict how SSL products will perform. So for a modest investment, program participants can leverage up to $800,000 in SSL testing annually. Follow this link to learn more.

About the Lighting Research Center

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., and is the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting. The LRC offers the world's premier graduate education in lighting, including one- and two-year master's programs and a Ph.D. program. Since 1988 the LRC has built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. The LRC also provides training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals. Visit

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