Today’s lighting world is full of abbreviations and “TLAs” (Three Letter Acronyms) … heck, even LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a TLA! This presentation will help you sort out that Alphabet Soup and determine which of these are relevant for your particular projects. We will discuss the most common LED product listing bodies, DLC (Design Lights Consortium) and Energy Star, and clarify how these may impact your specifications. We’ll also go through the basics of today’s IES(Illuminating Engineering Society) TM (Technical Memoranda) and LM (Lighting Measurement) publications for LEDs.
And finally, we will touch on TM-30, the new publication for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition, and how that compares to traditional CRI (Color Rendering Index). And at the end of it all you will have learned your ABC’s of today’s LED world. Codes and standards are written to promote safety of the public in buildings. Standards for lighting are written by the Illuminating Engineering Society and when met these standards assure quality of fixtures. Product listing bodies such as Energy Star and DLC require minimal.