As lighting technology changes, so too does the terminology used to describe it. New terms and ratings commonly become part of product packaging long before the general public has a reliable understanding of their meanings and the impact on their environments.
To reduce this information gap and increase consumer awareness of LED technology, CLTC developed a targeted marketing strategy for increasing consumer acceptance and sustained use of LED lighting products. CLTC’s strategy is based on consumer data collected as part of a survey designed to document people’s current understanding of modern lighting metrics and other labeling information found on retail LED lighting products.
To learn more, read CLTC's article published in the November 2020 LD+A article Understanding Consumer Interpretation of Common Lighting Metrics & Packaging. This work was sponsored by the California Energy Commission under its EPIC Program, which invests in scientific and technological research to accelerate the transformation of the electricity sector to meet the state’s energy and climate goals.