ENERGY STAR Lighting Webinar Series

After a successful launch in 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program continues to increase understanding of key topics related to the program and advance technical discussions about lighting specifications with its timely and engaging webinar series. Register today to discover how the changing nature of products could benefit your energy efficiency goals and programs.

2017 Lighting Technical Topic Webinars

Dimming: We Have a Match!

This webinar has been cancelled, but this topic will be a featured session at the annual ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting on Monday, October 23rd 2017. Please register here if  you are interested in attending.

Thank you for your support of the ENERGY STAR program.


Roadmap for Standards Related to Temporal Light Modulation

February 23, 2017 from 2:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern Time
Temporal variations in light output from light sources and lighting systems are known colloquially as flicker, and more precisely as temporal light modulation (TLM). This characteristic of lighting systems has become more important with the advent of intelligent lighting systems using LEDs, which has ignited many new research projects and has prompted various organizations to begin to develop standards related to TLM. This webinar will feature two industry experts who are working on standards related to TLM. 
Register here.

Our experts for this webinar include:

  • Jennifer Veitch, Ph.D., National Research Council of Canada, and Director of CIE Division 3, Interior Enviornment and Lighting Design
  • Dr. James M Gaines, Senior Principal Engineer, Philips Lighting

2016 Lighting Technical Topic Webinars

Understanding and Addressing Flicker

February 25, 2016 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern Time
During this webinar, we will focus on the current state of flicker for SSL products; industry knowledge; metrics and research.

Download the full webinar here  (96.6 MB)

Our experts for this webinar included:


Evaluating Color Quality

March 31, 2016 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern Time
During this webinar, we will provide an overview of multiple metrics available for evaluating color quality and the latest research on color. 

Intro Slides (PDF, 591 KB) 

Download the full webinar here (110 MB)

Our experts for this webinar included:


Latest Trends in Connected Lighting

May 26, 2016 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern Time
During this webinar, we will discuss the current state of Connected lighting products in the market. We will explore the performance and presence of ENERGY STAR certified products, features, power use, consumer adoption, and interoperability. 

Our experts for this webinar included:


Follow-Up: Understanding and Addressing Flicker

June 30, 2016 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern Time

This follow up webinar will cover the practical applications of the research and recommendations from experts. Discussion will center on what considerations, if any, could be made for a wide range of stakeholders and programs participating in the advancement of energy efficient lighting.

Download the full webinar here (133 MB)

Our experts for this webinar included:


Follow-Up: Evaluating Color Quality

July 28, 2016 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern Time

This follow up webinar will cover the practical applications of the research and recommendations from experts. Discussion will center on what considerations, if any, could be made for a wide range of stakeholders and programs participating in the advancement of energy efficient lighting.

Download the full webinar here (111 MB)

Our experts for this webinar included:


The State of Dimmable LED Lamps

August 25, 2016 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern Time

During this webinar, we will provide an overview of compatibility standards (e.g. NEMA SSL 7A and SSL 7B) and the latest industry developments for dimming LEDs. We will also engage in a discussion regarding how current ENERGY STAR requirements address dimming.

Download the full webinar here (83 MB)

Our experts for this webinar included:


The Quest for a Short Term Reliability Test

September 29, 2016 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern Time
During this webinar, we will provide an overview of test methods, research, and standards under development. We will engage in a discussion the merits of component-level versus system reliability and how future ENERGY STAR specifications might address product reliability.

Download the full webinar here (69 MB)

Our experts for this webinar included:


Follow-Up: Latest Trends in Connected Lighting

December 29, 2016 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern Time

This follow up webinar will cover the rapidly changing market for connected lighting. During this webinar, we will discuss the market for residential connected lighting and any considerations for utility programs. We will explore the performance and presence of ENERGY STAR certified connected lighting products in the market. Please register here.

Our experts for this webinar will include:

  • Lara Bonn, Efficient Products Strategy & Planning Manager at Efficiency Vermont
    • Bio (PDF, 135 KB)

  • Philip Smallwood, Director of LED & Lighting Research, Strategies Unlimited
    • Bio (PDF, 135 KB)