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The Briefing Report of ISA in the first half Year of 2017


1. Visiting Iranian Lighting Manufacturers Association

On 14 of January during the”24th International Exhibition of Chandeliers & Decorative lightings” at Teheran of Iran the Secretariat visited the headquarter of Iranian Lighting Manufacturers Association (ILMA) and meet with the board members of the ILMA.

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The Secretariat introduced ISA mission, composition and activities. Mr. Farhan Pourazari the Chairman of ILMA along with other 5 board members welcome ISA Secretariat’s visit and appreciated the introduction of some new conceptions and areas on LED application such as LI-FI, poultry farm and beyond lighting.
ILMA express its interests in ISA Standards Recommendations such as “Interface Requirements for Application of LED Lighting Street Light” (ISATCS-SN-90022014)” and “LED Street module with Radiator and Separated Controller”    
The Secretariat and Board of ILMA express their willingness for future cooperation and signed a MOU afterword by communication.
 
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2. Participate CIE workshop
The Secretariat was invited by CIE Division 3. ISA Secretariat (represented by Dr. Crane), as one of the stakeholders, participated in the stakeholder workshop “Temporal Light Modulation Standards for Lighting Systems” at the National Research Council (NRC) of Ottawa of Canada on 8-9 of February.

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The objective of this meeting was to develop a roadmap of research, recommendations, and standards activities related to temporal light modulation from lighting systems that are needed in order to speed up the process of developing international standards in an efficient way while preventing overlap and duplicate effort. The scope of the meeting was limited to developing the roadmap, establishing collaborations, and dividing the work amongst participants. The meeting was not intended to establish the content details for future standards documents.
This meeting summarizes the current state of knowledge and standardization concerning TLM, identifies gaps, and sets out the roadmap developed by the workshop participants. The roadmap leads, through collaborative effort, to evidence-based international standards intended to limit undesirable TLM from lighting products and systems. Lighting systems that meet these standards will thereby support the needs of lighting end-users, which will facilitate the market acceptance of new technologies and the achievement of energy-efficient targets.
 
Crane introduced ISA particularly the work and achievements of ISA TCS which was welcomed by almost all the participants. They expressed its interests in cooperation with TCS and initiated to have a teleconference to introduce the details of the TCS work and find the project for cooperation between the two organizations. A number of talks had been held with the President, Secretariat General of CIE, the Directors of Dvision1 (DV1), dv2, DV3, DV6 and senior officials of IEC, IEEE etc. during this meeting.
 
3. ISA has been listed as a potential vertical cooperation partner of ISO/TC 274
After yeas efforts and consolidated output ISA TCS has been got more and more recognition by international standards organizations. ISO/TC 274 (in ISO-TC274-CAG_N0094_ISOTC_274_Strategic_Business_Plan)listed International SSL Alliance (ISA) as one of the potential vertical strategic cooperation partners of ISO/TC 274 (Light and Lighting Technology Committee), with the same term of IEEE, IES and ASHRAE. 


4. Met with CIE President Dr. Ohno and the Director of CIE Division2 Mr. Perter Blattner
The ISA Secretariat met with Dr. Ohno, the President of CIE and Dr. Peter Blattner, the Director of CIE Division 3, and the Head of Laboratory Optics, Federal Institute of Metrology, Switzerland.
The Secretariat introduced the mission of ISA and its 5 “Building Blocks” in terms of its daily work particularly TCS, and expressed the wished to cooperate with CIE on developing SSL standards.
Dr. Peter Blattner introduced the structure of CIE and the working directions of different Divisions. He expressed his interests on cooperation with ISA TCS on “ISA Recommendations on Accelerating Depreciation Test Method for LED Lighting Products” (ISATCS-SN-90012014) and “Research on the Index of Healthy and Comfortable Lighting”
Both sides discussed the possibility to sign a MOU between CIE & ISA to facilitate the future cooperation. Dr. Blattner invites the TCS Working Group on “Research on the Index of Healthy and Comfortable lighting” to give a presentation at the CIE Midterm Conference in Juje Island of Korea on Oct.20-28.

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5. Visiting Vietnam Lighting Association
Invited by Vietnam Lighting Association (VLA), the delegation of ISA Secretariat visited VLA, and Rang Dong Light Source and Vacuum Flask Joint Stock Company of Vietnam (RD Company) on April 20-22, 2017, and attended the annual meeting of VLA.
VLA was established in 2003, with members of 170, which covered almost all large and medium-sized enterprises of Vietnam engaged in manufacture, installation and trade of traditional lighting and LED lighting.
VLA holds its General Assembly every year. This year it was held in Ninh City and about 100 participants attended this meeting. An exhibition was held during the meeting.

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ISA Secretariat was invited to address in the opening ceremony of the General Assembly, and an introduction on ISA’s work and activities was also presented during the section of keynote speech.
ISA Secretariat briefed VLA on the recommended standards adopted by ISA TCS (the Technical Committee of Standardization) for accelerated testing, specification interfaces, etc. as well as their applications in related countries. The head of VLA expected to get the standard text as soon as possible and to promote their application in Vietnam. VLA also expressed its desire to join in ISA, and made a wish to sign a memorandum of cooperation with ISA.
SSL Lighting market in Vietnam is at its early stage of development and formation and the members of VLA expressed their willingness of international cooperation. The ISA Secretariat afterword received the membership application of VLA. 

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6. 2017 ISA-South Africa International SSL Forum 
Cooperation with Illumination Engineer Society of South Africa (IESSA) and supported by National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa
ISA held a 2017 ISA-South Africa International SSL Forum on May 16th at River Club, Cape Town during the 2017 IESSA Congress (Annual General Meeting).

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7. The 11th Meeting of ISA Technology Committee of Standardization
The TCS 11 was held on May 17th at the same venue as the above Forum.Mr. Alex Baker, Chair of ISA TCS chaired this meeting.

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Mr. Sekwanele Kubeka, Senior Standards Developer, South African Bureau of Standards presented a report of Lighting Standards Development in South Africa
The leaders of 4 Working Group reported their progress namely
- Research Development of CycLED Program: Progress Update LED Recycling and Full Life Cycle
- Research on the Index of Healthy and Comfortable Lighting
- Recommendation on the Specification of Light Quality Performance Parameters
- Recommendation on the Color Shifting of LED Lighting Product
One new proposal had been proposed and discussed.

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A meeting of the Board of IESSA and ISA Secretariat was held. A number of issues were discussed including potential cooperative opportunities such as standards exchanging, introducing technologic partners, carrying out pilot project on Poultry Intelligent Special LED Lighting etc. IESSA expressed its wish to join ISA.
 
8. The CEM’s Global Lighting Challenge Side Event
The Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) and Second Mission Innovation (MI-2) Ministerial were held on 6 – 8 June, 2017 in Beijing, China and during which a number of side events were held.
The CEM8 Global Lighting Challenge (GLC) side-event was co-organized by the GLC working Group (GLC WG) and ISA in Beijing at China National Conference Center, Room 202AB on June 6th, 2017.  

This one day Forum brought together 120 policymakers (including 2 ministers from Sweden and United Arab Emirates), lighting experts, and lighting manufacturers to showcase, review, and discuss GLC commitments and endorsements on the second anniversary of the GLC launch.
The Forum included 6 panel discussions and 7 keynote presentations and a summary and giving these stakeholders an opportunity to exchange experiences and lessons-learned on policies and programs designed to promote high-efficiency and high-quality LED lighting products. Panel discussions focused on the governments’ roles in promoting the deployment of these products, minimum performance and testing standards of LED lighting products, LED Street-lighting deployment, off-grid lighting, and the impact of lighting on building efficiency programs.

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This event also provided a venue for the 13 companies to announce their new commitments to the GLC.
12 Chinese SSL companies have voluntarily submitted commitments totaling 3.29 billion LED Lamps and 5.77 million LED Street Lights in the coming two years (2017-2018) in total. The 12 companies making these commitments (listed in order of submission) are:
Assuming the energy consumption of these energy-efficient bulbs as:
LED Lamps: use 6W LED Lamp to instead of 40W CFL, with 4 working hours per day, 365 days per year;
LED Street lights: use 70W LED Street Light to instead of 150W high-pressure sodium lamp, with working 10 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The total cumulative energy savings in the coming two years (2017-2018) based on these commitments would be more than 45 billion kWh, which is roughly half of the Three Gorges Hydropower Station annual power generation (93.5 billion kWh in 2016). These energy savings would lead to CO2 emissions reduction of more than 40.5 million tons.
In addition to these 12 companies, a thirteenth, LEDVANCE, announced to sell 2.5 billion LED lamps by 2023. Achieving the goal of selling 2.5 billion LED Lamps by 2023 is estimated to save the equivalent amount of energy typically produced by 75 medium sized coal fired energy plants.
The GLC side-event also helped to:
-Publicize the impact of high-efficient, high-quality, and affordable advanced lamps and lighting systems on global clean energy and energy saving, promoting its further application around the world;
-Review the commitment of relevant governments and promote new commitments; and,
-Discuss the challenges of development, deployment and application of the high-efficient and high-quality lighting product and system and submit the concerns to the government organization.
 
9. Participate in the TCS274 5TH Conference
The ISA TCS Working Group 4 (“Research on the Index of Healthy and Comfortable Lighting”) was invited to derive a presentation at the plenary of TCS274 5TH Conference at Delft of Netherland on June 8-9.

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A Technical Committee under CIE on this subject had been discussed and the TCS WG4 was formally invited to participate in the CIE Midterm Conference in Juje Island of Korea on Oct.20-28 2017 and the CIE 2018 Topic Conference April 16-20, 2018 at Taipei.

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10. The 4th Meeting of BRICS SSL Collaboration Working Group
The 4th Meeting of BRICS SSL Collaboration Working Group (BRICS SSL WG) was held on June 19th-24th in Hangzhou, China. 22 delegates from Ministry of Science and Technology, Research Institute, and SSL Associations of BRICS countries including 4 delegates from Vietnam, Thailand as observers, some members of ISA, and representatives from Hangzhou Municipal Science and Technology Committee of Hangzhou Municipal Government, about 60 experts, CEOs and R&D staffs attended this meeting.

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The meeting consisted of opening ceremony and presentations, 8 workshops which was including Presentation, visits in 8 companies, dialogues, to find more R&D and business opportunities in Hangzhou municipality where is the LED industry most developed and concentered area in China.

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The 6 days meeting including the following activities:
The opening ceremony and presentations of the BRICS SSL WG
Smart LED Driver Workshop
Modular High Power LED Outdoor Lighting Workshop
Horticulture Lighting Workshop
Photoelectric Testing Technology Workshop
Automation Equipment Technology Workshop
Indoor Smart Lighting Workshop
Smart Street Lighting Workshop
Smart Poultry Farm Lighting Workshop
A number of outputs and follow ups had been reached after this meeting which included continuing and strengthening cooperation in R&D project, information exchange and introduction on standards development, sharing updated technology and applications.



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