CLTC is engaged in several testing projects for lamps commonly used in both residential and non-residential applications. As a technology-neutral academic facility, the center is able to provide objective, independent assessments of lamp life and characteristics such as lumen output, CRI, CCT and dimming function over the life of each lamp tested.
These research results are useful for comparison with manufacturers' product claims and for deepening public understanding of how new and emerging lighting technologies function under various operating conditions. Through its lamp testing work, CLTC supports the integrity and quality of advances in energy-efficient lighting while protecting consumers and providing vital information to utilities and regulators. CLTC researchers are also developing new protocols and test methodologies to share at both the state and national level.