Todd Peterson, Director of Engineering for Revolution Lighting, provides key insight toward organizations providing leading certification and testing programs to ensure consumers are safe and informed when purchasing LED lighting.
Energy managers are being encouraged by bosses, ownership, customers, government officials and others to use LEDs wherever possible. They generally are eager to comply, since the benefits of LEDs are obvious.
The gains only are realized, however, if the right LEDs are selected. There are several layers to the goal of buying the LED that is safe and optimized for the job at hand. Testing, assessment and categorization of LEDs seems to be a mix of rules and regulations and less formal best practices.