IES Standards in Public Review

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Open for ANSI Public Review, Nov. 4 – Dec. 16, 2019

BSR/IES LM-90-202x, IES Approved Method: Measuring and Quantifying Temporal Lighting Artifacts (TLA)
Define and describe the method of measurements, calculated quantities, and reporting structure related to TLA. In addition, the method describes the required measurement tolerances, in order to reduce the effect of measurement sensitivities in calculated quantities.


Open for ANSI Public Review, Oct. 18 – Dec. 2, 2019

BSR/IES TM-25-201x, Ray File Format for the Description of the Emission Property of Light Sources
Many commercially available ray-tracing optical design and simulation software programs have been developed to support a wide variety of optical design tasks. All of these software packages can use ray files as source models. Ray files are typically generated by light source manufacturers using either an optical simulation or physical measurements using near field goniometers.


ANSI Public Review period, Sept. 27 – Nov. 11, 2019.

BSR/IES RP-40 Recommended Practice: Lighting Port Terminals
Establishes guidelines for design of LED area lighting for Port Container Facilities.


BSR/IES TM-35 Technical Memorandum: Projecting Long-Term Chromaticity Coordinate Shift of LED Packages, Arrays, and Modules
Provides a test and measurement protocol for how these LED light sources in order to document changes in their light and chromaticity characteristics with respect to time. By applying the methodology of BSR/IES TM-21-xx, Technical Memorandum: Projecting Long Term Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources to a minimum of 6,000 hours of LM-80-compliant test results, it is possible to project the lumen maintenance life (e.g., L70, L80, or L90) of LED packages, arrays, and modules.


BSR/IES LM-47 Approved Method: Life Testing of High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps
This approved method describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be observed in obtaining uniform and reproducible measurements during life testing of high intensity discharge lamps under standard conditions. Includes other technologies within the Metal Halide family including Ceramic Metal Halide and Pulse Start Metal Halide lamps. It addresses life testing of high intensity discharge lamps operated on auxiliary devices, either external or integrated, designed and certified to meet lamp industry standards and tolerance. Xenon arc lamps, low-pressure sodium lamps, and automotive lamps are not addressed in this IES Approved Method.


BSR/IES LM-10 Approved Method: Photometric Testing of Roadway and Area Lighting Fluorescent Luminaires
Fluorescent Luminaires (new standard) Photometric testing (distribution photometry) of roadway and area lighting luminaires using fluorescent lamps.


BSR/IES LM-31 Approved Method: Photometric Testing of Roadway and Area Lighting Luminaires Using Incandescent Filament or High Intensity Discharge Lamps
Photometric testing (distribution photometry) of roadway and area lighting luminaires using HID and incandescent lamps.


BSR/IES LP-4 Lighting Practice: Electric Light Sources – Properties, Selection and Specification
The sections of this document describe light source technologies commonly used for general lighting applications. Information is categorized according to the way visible light is produced. Details are provided regarding operating principles, characteristics of the technology, and configuration of systems. Guidelines are presented to assist in selecting and specifying each type of light source, highlighting application concerns that should be considered.


BSR/IES LP-11 Lighting Practice: Environmental Considerations for Outdoor Lighting
This Lighting Practice (LP) document outlines the environmental considerations of exterior lighting, especially as related to glare, sky glow, light trespass and the impact of electric light at night on flora and fauna. In addition, this LP provides information on how to assign lighting zones, and how to use the Joint IDA-IES Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) with User’s Guide, as a basis for an exterior lighting ordinance. Finally, this LP discusses community-based design and makes specific recommendations for lighting outdoor areas.


BSR/IES LM-58 Approved Method: Spectroradiometric Measurement Methods for Light Sources
This document describes the requirements and recommendations of the instruments and the procedures for spectroradiometric measurements including those of color performance, spectral irradiance, spectral radiance, and spectral total radiant flux, either in relative or in absolute units. The spectral range is from approximately 200 nm to 1700 nm where the characterization of light from lighting sources, visual displays and light emitting diodes, is most commonly done. This document does not provide in depth detail on every subject, but directs the user to references that completely describe the concepts.


BSR/IES LM-51 Approved Method: Electrical and Photometric Measurement of High Intensity Discharge Lamps
This approved method describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be observed in obtaining uniform and reproducible measurements of the electrical and photometric characteristics of High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps under standard conditions in 60Hz, alternating current circuits. This Approved Method includes other technologies within the high intensity discharge family including High Pressure Sodium, Mercury Discharge, Ceramic Metal Halide and Pulse Start Metal Halide lamps. It addresses electrical and photometric characteristics of high intensity discharge lamps operated on auxiliary devices, either external or integrated, designed and certified to meet lamp industry standards and tolerance. Xenon arc lamps, low-pressure sodium lamps (IES LM-50-00 IES Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Low Pressure Sodium Lamps (withdrawn from publication)), and automotive lamps are not addressed in this IES Approved Method.


BSR/IES LM-49 Approved Method: Life Testing of Incandescent Filament Lamps
This approved method describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be observed in obtaining uniform and reproducible measurements during life testing of incandescent filament lamps under standard conditions.


BSR/IES LM-46 Approved Method: Photometric Testing of Indoor Luminaires Using High Intensity Discharge or Incandescent Filament Lamps
High Intensity Discharge or Incandescent Filament Lamps. (new standard)
This approved method is intended to promote uniform test results as obtained under controlled laboratory conditions in measuring the luminous flux and intensity of high intensity discharge and incandescent indoor-type luminaires. All mercury, high-pressure sodium (HPS), and metal halide lamps are classified as High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps, and their photometry when installed in indoor-type luminaires is covered by this method. Also covered are similar luminaire types employing incandescent lamps, including tungsten-halogen lamps. Because of their special characteristics, low-pressure sodium lamps and fluorescent lamps are not discussed in these procedures.


BSR/IES LP-10 Lighting Practice: Sustainable Lighting – An Introduction to the Environmental Impacts of Lighting
The IES and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) define sustainable lighting design as “meeting the qualitative needs of the visual environment with the least impact on the natural environment.” Visually effective and appealing, high quality lighting provides the greatest environmental and economic value. The intent of this Design Guide is to introduce the topic of sustainability, present its elements, and explain how it affects the design of lighting in process and product.


BSR/IES LP-9 Lighting Practice: Upgrading Lighting Systems in Commercial and Institutional Facilities
This document is intended for commercial and institutional building owners, lighting practitioners, facility managers and engineers, energy service companies, retrofitters, and utility representatives considering a lighting upgrade. This document is written in general terms; every lighting project is different because of a wide variety of factors (e.g., architectural and luminaire styles, age of the building and its lighting systems, tasks performed, age of occupants).


BSR/IES TM-27 Technical Memorandum: IES Standard Format for the Electronic Transfer of Spectral Data
This document specifies an electronic (XML based) data format for the transfer of spectral data. This document may be used for the transfer of spectral data of optical radiation including light sources, lamps, and luminaires, as well as reflectance and transmittance spectra of materials. The document is limited to containing a single spectral data set. Details about the XML document format, XML Schema, XSLT transforms and more can be found at the W3C’s website, the authority for the XML document format. This document is intended as a description of a specific implementation of an XML document and not as a tutorial on the XML document format itself.


BSR/IES TM-31 Approved Method: Measurement Uncertainty for Lighting Equipment Calibration Using Integrating Spheres
This document provides templates for the analysis of measurement uncertainty for the photometric calibration of integrating sphere systems using standard incandescent lamps, as well as the creation of working standard lamps using integrating sphere systems that are effectively identical to the primary standard lamps. It does not provide templates for the analysis of measurement uncertainty for colorimetric calibration of working standard lamps or for the testing of general lighting products.


BSR/IES LM-35 Approved Method: Photometric Testing of Floodlights Using High Intensity Discharge or Incandescent Filament Lamps
Testing of floodlight luminaires using HPS, MH and incandescent filament lamps, including Tungsten-halogen lamps. Floodlights are limited to luminaires with a total field angle greater than or equal to ten degrees.

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