Cooper Lighting test lab for LEDs receives approval

Cooper Lighting, Peachtree City, Ga., says its photometric laboratory, part of its LED Innovation Center, is now recognized as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) LED Lighting Facts approved testing laboratory partner. The lab has LM-79 accreditation, the industry standard procedure for photometric and electrical measurements for solid-state lighting products.

LED Lighting Facts testing laboratory approval is granted to partners that have submitted proof of accreditation by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), a program administered by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) that provides an unbiased third-party evaluation to testing and calibration laboratories, or have been recognized by other accreditation bodies. Cooper Lighting has NVLAP accreditation (NVLAP Lab Code 200050-0) for solid-state lighting (SSL) test methods in energy-efficient lighting products. The scope of Cooper Lighting's Lighting Facts approvals include:

  • IES LM-79 for total flux and color (required label metrics; LM-79 sections 9 and 12)

  • IES LM-79 for intensity distribution (optional metrics; LM-79 section 10)

  • In-situ Temperature Measurement Test (ISTMT)

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