Specifying LED products in a changing market: guidelines and criteria

Thursday, May 12, 2011 · available on-demand

82 minutes

With LED technology evolving so quickly, how can designers and engineers specify these new products with confidence? This webinar, presented by an independent lighting expert, provides valuable guidelines and criteria for specifying high quality LED products in the midst of industry growth and change. The webinar covers criteria developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star, DesignLights Consortium and a number of other utilities and organizations, in addition to insights based on the presenter's broad experience.

As a result of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Describe the limitations of LM80 Lumen Maintenance Testing
  • Identify the latest developments by industry leaders and choose top quality LED product manufacturers and sales companies
  • Recognize a good LED product warranty
  • Compare the quality of available LED lighting products and know when other high performance lighting products offer better solutions than current LED technology
  • Anticipate LED technology trends and specify with confidence

Who should view this webinar?

ComEd Trade Allies, architects, engineers, lighting and electrical contractors, facility managers, school and healthcare facilities operators, manufacturers, building owners, dealers and distributors, lighting designers, interior designers, energy efficiency specialists, commissioning authorities and anyone interested in commercial building design.


  • Update of LED industry activities, awards and developments
  • Accredited lumen maintenance testing protocols
  • Overview of RoHS: product compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive
  • Identifying American-made products and qualifying for ARRA funds
  • Guidance for assessing LED product manufacturers
  • Assessment of specific LED products
  • Overview of real life cycle costs for LED products
  • LED products compared with high performance incumbent technologies
  • Avoiding the purchase and installation of outdated LED products that were specified long in advance

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Building Energy Efficiency
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program new construction offering provides technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage design teams and building owners to surpass standard practices and exceed energy code requirements. The best time to identify high performance building design strategies and technologies is at the beginning of the design process. Applications must be submitted early in design to qualify for the program (pre-design or schematic design is best).

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