The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto started the SSLNet to catalyze Canadian adoption of new Smart Sustainable Lighting (SSL) technology. The network is devoted to the advancement of Smart Sustainable Lighting in Canada, bringing together researchers, industries, end-users and agencies, to foster constant dialogues, knowledge sharing and facilitate collaborative projects between its members.

New Phase-cut Dimming Standard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA SSL 7A-2015 Phase-Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting—Basic Compatibility. This standard provides compatibility requirements when a forward phase-cut dimmer is combined with one or more dimmable light-emitting diode (LED) light engines (LLEs).

DoE CALiPER Publishes New Snapshot on MR16 Lamps

DOE’s CALiPER program has published a new Snapshot Report on LED MR16 lamps, which updates a similar Snapshot Report published in January 2014. In the past two years, LED technology has progressed rapidly, but the progress has been much slower for LED MR16s. The increase in mean efficacy is about half of that seen for other categories, and lumen output and center beam intensity (CBCP) haven’t notably increased in recent years either.

Youth Skills Connection trainees now seek employment

The Impact Centre’s  Youth Skills Connection program has now completed training its second cohort.  Supported by SSLNet partner industries and funded by the Government of Ontario, this program offers 25 hours of in-class and on the field education on fundamentals of...

Perovskite Crystals for Tunable White Light Emission

White light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are becoming more prevalent for reducing the energy demand for lighting. But a key challenge for the LED lighting industry is to achieve the right photometric ranges and application-specific emission spectra while reducing costs. In...

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