|Commitment to Standards
Since its inception, Color Kinetics has been an advocate for industry standards that facilitate the adoption of technically sound and safe LED lighting systems. These systems are fundamentally different than traditional lighting methods, and therefore require a different set of criteria by which to be measured. Color Kinetics seeks to meet or exceed existing global standards, while actively participating in the creation of entirely new standards related to LED systems.
Regulatory & Compliance
Color Kinetics strictly adheres to regulatory and compliance standards for safety, emissions, hazardous substances, electrical codes and more. These include:
Color Kinetics performs extensive validation and environmental testing using third-party facilities to ensure product quality. These may include rigorous tests such as thermal cycling, humidity, water immersion and others to verify the functionality and robustness of products in various environmental conditions. View the resources below for additional details.
LED System Standards
Color Kinetics actively participates in many aspects of standards creation for LED lighting. The company was a founding member of the Solid-State Lighting Committee within NEMA's Lighting Division, and VP of Innovation Kevin Dowling currently serves as Technical Chairman of that committee. In addition, Dr. Dowling was instrumental in the formation of the Solid-State sub-committee within the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Testing Procedures Committee (TPC). Today Color Kinetics works with the following organizations to develop new standards and methods of measurement for critical factors like LED system lifetime and performance:
In addition, Color Kinetics participates in several government initiatives related to energy conservation. As a member of the NGLIA, the company is helping to develop a technology roadmap for the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as Energy Star criteria for LED lighting. Click here for additional information about Color Kinetics' energy-related efforts.
- National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
- Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
- International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance (NGLIA)