The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solid-State Lighting program has released a new CALiPER (Commercially Available LED Product Evaluation and Reporting) snapshot report for LED Industrial luminaires. Key findings of the report, which use the DOE’s LED Lighting Facts database, are as follows:

  • The efficacy of LED industrial luminaires is notably higher than what's typical of their incumbent counterparts. About 23% of the industrial luminaires listed with LED Lighting Facts listed products have a luminous efficacy greater than 130 lm/W.
  • Listed industrial fixtures have higher efficacy performance than listed linear, troffer, area/roadway, and parking garage fixtures.
  • Color and power quality for listed industrial luminaires is similar to that of their conventional counterparts. The listed products have a variety of CCTs (correlated color temperature), with the majority (51%) at least 5000K, and 65% of the luminaires have a CRI Ra in the 80s.

Overall, the full report indicates that LED industrial products offer “…a more compelling alternative to their incumbent counterparts.” The CALiPER program was launched by the DOE in 2006 to provide a platform for “…unbiased, trusted product performance information in the early years of SSL.”