Future photometry based on solid-state lighting products

Project: EU project

Project Details


Supporting the change from incandescent lamps to LED lamps

New photometry techniques and standards based on LEDs are required because traditional incandescent lamps are being replaced by solid state lighting (SSL) products, typically LEDs.

Project develops new standard lamps based on LEDs to be used as calibration sources in photometry and new measurement techniques for their characterisation.

studies the compatibility of the new standard lamps with the existing standards and selects LED-based candidate standard lamps.

Call 2015: SI Broader Scope

This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/09/1631/08/19

Collaborative partners

  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES (lead)
  • Aalto University (Project partner)
  • Government Office of the Capital City Budapest (BFKH) (Project partner)
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • National Metrological Institute (INRIM) (Project partner)
  • Instituto de Óptica "Daza de Valdés" (IO_CSIC) (Project partner)
  • Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) (Project partner)
  • Metrosert AS (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Project partner)
  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (Project partner)
  • Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat (ENTPE) (Project partner)
  • LMT Lichtmesstechnik GmbH (Project partner)
  • OSRAM GmbH (Project partner)
  • OSRAM Opto Semiconductors (Project partner)
  • Signify Netherlands BV (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • photometry
  • LED-based standard lamps
  • calibration sources