The U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED industrial luminaires. Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE’s LED Lighting Facts database:
- The efficacy of LED industrial luminaires is notably higher than what’s typical of their incumbent counterparts. About 23 percent of the industrial luminaires listed with LED Lighting Facts listed products have a luminous efficacy greater than 130 lumens per watt.
- 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, with the majority (51 percent) at least 5000K, and 65 percent of the luminaires have a CRI Ra in the 80s.
While the report focuses on basic photometric characteristics, choosing a product for a specific installation requires a more comprehensive analysis, including light distribution, projected lifetime, lumen maintenance and cost.
For a closer look at the findings, download the full report.