Project: Metrology for efficient and safe innovative lighting

Innovative solid state lighting (SSL) products based on LED technology could help reduce European energy consumption through the enhancement of electrical efficiency. The first generation of SSL products suffered from variable performance and light quality but, as the technology has matured, considerable improvements have been made. However, consumers still need improved confidence in the performance of new products coming to market. This project will develop measurement solutions and an advanced metrological framework for novel SSL products. A new set of metrics will also be developed through physiological studies to investigate safety and comfort aspects of lighting and user perception. This will enable the reliable measurement of SSL performance, covering light output, efficiency, distribution and quality, as well as safety and lifetime aspects. The results of the project will improve energy efficiency, reduce energy bills and enable consumers to make informed decisions regarding lighting products.

Acronym ENG62 MESaIL (Reference Number: ENG62)
Duration 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2013 - Energy and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 VSL B.V. Coordinator Netherlands
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Partner Spain
4 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
5 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
6 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
7 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
8 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
9 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
10 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
11 Inmetro Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Qualidade e Tecnologia Observer Brazil
12 OSRAM GmbH Observer Germany
13 Technische Universiteit Delft Netherlands
14 Technische Universitaet Braunschweig Germany