Application Reports focused on specific product types and design scenarios, offering comparative analysis that put LED performance in context relative to the overall lighting industry and benchmark technologies. Product category investigations included industrial luminaires, OLED luminaires, LED color-tunable products, LED MR16 lamps, PAR38 lamps, LED linear lamps and troffers, and retail replacement lamps. These reports educated the industry on potential issues and important areas for improvement.
Industrial luminaires are prevalent in both the commercial and the industrial sectors, providing economical ambient lighting in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, big-box retail stores, and other large, open indoor spaces. Although the incumbent industrial lighting technologies – high-intensity discharge and fluorescent – are low-cost and relatively efficacious, LED industrial luminaires offer a compelling alternative. Learn more about CALiPER investigations of industrial luminaires.
OLED luminaires are a solid-state lighting product that is new to the architectural lighting marketplace and OLED panels, drivers, and transformers are still in a steep curve of development. Goals for OLED lighting products include higher efficacy; longer life; better lumen maintenance over time; even better color quality and wider CCT options; higher efficiency drivers; and robustness under high temperature, high humidity, and rough handling from shipping and installation. Improvements in these areas will make OLED luminaires more accepted in the architectural marketplace, and adopted as a trusted lighting solution. Learn more about CALiPER investigations of OLED luminaires.
LED Color-Tunable Products
Color-tunable LED luminaires are an emerging product category that offer potential benefits beyond the inherent energy efficiency of LEDs. There is reason to believe that color-tunable luminaires will gain market share, but it is important to understand the possible tradeoffs, limitations, and issues surrounding these products so that the industry can work together to address challenges needing attention as the technology matures. Learn more about CALiPER investigations of LED color-tunable products.