IES, IUVA Release American National Standard for Measuring UV LEDs

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), in partnership with the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), has published its first in a series of American National Standards for the measurement of ultraviolet product emissions.

Since its discovery in 1877, germicidal ultraviolet disinfection has been deployed globally to reduce the rate of transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne pathogens in indoor spaces, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The recently published standard, ANSI/IES/IUVA LM-92-22 Approved Method: Optical and Electrical Measurement of Ultraviolet LEDs, details a repeatable method for laboratory measurement of optical and electrical performance characteristics of UV light emitting diodes (LEDs), the discrete components built into UV LED products. This American National Standard is available for purchase at and is immediately available to IES Lighting Library subscribers.

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