• Standards Harmonization Good for Growth of Solid State Lighting

    Recently, NEMA published SSL 4-2012 , SSL Retrofit Lamps: Suggested Minimum Performance Requirements. The purpose of this standard is to provide suggested minimum performance levels for SSL retrofit products. Federal programs such as Energy Star set high performance goals to encourage growth of such products, but do not provide minimum acceptance criteria
    Posted to NEMA Currents (Weblog) by Hayes, Megan on 03-16-2012
  • Shedding Some Light on Consortium Collaboration

    In October 1879, Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J. Thus, the incandescent lamp was born. More than 80 years later, the first practical visible-spectrum (red) light emitting diode (LED) was developed by Nick Holonyak at General Electric Company. Almost 50 years later, the lighting industry has evolved
    Posted to NEMA Currents (Weblog) by Hayes, Megan on 11-15-2011
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