Project: Future photometry based on solid-state lighting products

Developing LED-based standard lamps for solid-state light calibration Solid-state lighting, which uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs), is globally replacing traditional incandescent lighting, due to lower power consumption and greater durability. Photometers are used to measure the performance of lights, and are calibrated using standard lamps to ensure the accuracy and consistency of measurements. However, the standard lamps used for calibration are currently based on incandescent lights, not LEDs. This project will develop new standard lamps based on LEDs and new measurement techniques for defining the properties of solid-state lights. The results will be used by National Measurement Institutes and test laboratories to accurately calibrate solid-state light photometers and will give European industry an advantage in the development of new commercial standard lamps. These outputs will result in a more reliable classification of the energy efficiency of solid-state lighting, increasing consumer confidence in this new greener technology.

Acronym 15SIB07 PhotoLED (Reference Number: 15SIB07)
Duration 01/09/2016 - 01/09/2019
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2015

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Coordinator Finland
2 Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö sr Partner Finland
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Partner Spain
5 AS Metrosert Partner Estonia
6 Magyar Kereskedelmi Engedelyezesi Hivatal Partner Hungary
7 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
8 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
9 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
10 Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Partner Denmark
11 Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'ETAT Partner France
12 Philips Lighting B.V. Partner Netherlands
13 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Observer Italy
14 LMT Lichtmesstechnik GmbH Berlin Observer Germany
15 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Observer Switzerland
16 OSRAM GmbH Observer Germany
17 OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH Observer Germany