The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) has printed Technical Report CIE 251:2023 LED Reference Spectrum for Photometer Calibration, associated to laboratory measurements of LED lighting.
Dr. Tuomas Poikonen from VTT MIKES chaired the technical committee TC 2-90 that produced the report as a collaboration of 29 members from 16 nations. The work was initiated 10 years in the past by Professor Erkki Ikonen from Aalto University when it grew to become evident that vital enhancements on measurements of LED lighting will be achieved, if the previous reference spectrum of incandescent lamp calibrations is complemented with a brand new reference spectrum of white LEDs.
Poikonen says that “the technical report CIE 251:2023 will serve industry as a guideline for laboratory measurements. The new reference spectrum will be used for calibration of photometers that are needed for measurements of LED lighting.”
“Better tests and measurements finally improve the quality of luminaires sold to consumers. We demonstrated that white LED reference spectrum in calibration of photometers produces lower uncertainty in lighting measurements of LED luminaires. In addition, we observed that the same reference spectrum works well also in measurements of day light and fluorescent lamps,” he says.
A photometer is a measurement machine to quantify the quantity of sunshine noticed by a standardized human eye. Measurement of photometric traits of luminaires and lighting systems is a crucial stage in all product improvement.
“Consumers have already changed incandescent lamps to LED lamps. After global adoption of the LED reference spectrum, measurement equipment manufacturers can start producing dedicated LED light sources for calibration laboratories”, Professor Ikonen provides.
“Photometers will be calibrated in the future using LED light sources also in our laboratory at Aalto University. It is important for the reliability of measurements that a smooth transition is ensured for customer photometer calibrations when changing from incandescent based reference spectrum to LED based reference spectrum,” he says.
An worldwide analysis group led by Poikonen studied 1500 various kinds of LED lamps to achieve statistically significant outcomes for the definition of the reference spectrum.
Led Reference Spectrum for Photometer Calibration: cie.co.at/publications/led-ref … otometer-calibration
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