The rise of LED lighting is driving a significant transformation of the lighting industry. LEDs can provide a palette of millions of colors and dynamic effects that conventional lighting cannot match in terms of design, scene-setting and ambience. Thanks to their miniaturized dimensions and low heat radiation, they can be embedded almost anywhere. And being digital, they are programmable, offering unlimited scope for creative use and effective management. They offer long lifetimes, energy and maintenance savings, making them potentially an efficient solution.
This is the fourth edition of the guidance notes produced under the umbrella of the Lighting Liaison Group, which is an informal group representing the major lighting organisations in the UK who have endorsed and added their names to this Guidelines document. They introduce a universal set of quality criteria from the IEC/PAS documents. As a user of LED luminaires it is important to apply the same set of standardised quality criteria when evaluating manufacturer’s claims. Users of LED luminaires should always ask for LED luminaire specifications measured in compliance with the new IEC/PAS documents. This will allow all interested parties to judge comparison claims on an equal, like-for-like basis serving the interests of end-users, specifiers, designers and manufacturers.