LED maker Luminus Devices accredited to LM-80 test standard

March 23, 2012 – Marketwire — Luminus Devices, Inc., manufacturer of Big Chip LEDs, received accreditation to test light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to the LM-80 standard in its Boston-area R&D and Testing Laboratory. LM-80 is the approved method for measuring LED light sources under ISO/IEC 17025:2005, endorsed by the Department of Energy and the Illumination Engineering Society (IES).

The accreditation was bestowed under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It included an evaluation of Luminus Devices’ technical qualifications and competence to carry out specific calibrations or tests.

The accreditation ensures accurate measurements to industry standards in LED quality and performance, said Arvind Baliga, Ph.D., VP of engineering at Luminus Devices, adding that it will help cut the company’s product development time. "The reports generated by our LM-80 testing are also critical if customers wish to seek an Energy Star certificate."

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Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high-performance, solid-state light sources. Luminus Big Chip LEDs enable major global brands who manufacture products for general lighting, signs and displays, projectors, entertainment lighting, portable lighting, medical devices and UV curing. For more information, visit www.luminus.com.

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