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Standards Chair: Brad Lehman
Northeastern University;
Boston, MA 02115
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Standards Vice-Chair: Michael Poplawski
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Portland, OR  97204
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"Recommending practices for modulating current in High Brightness LEDs for mitigating health risks to viewers"

Public Documents for Comments: 

  1. Flicker Technical Report 1 February 15, 2010 (posted 2/22/10): This draft document, "Biological Effect and Health Hazards from Flicker, Including Flicker That Is Too Rapid To See," is intended to be a background/scientific survey that begins to discuss biological effects of flicker and how flicker may occur in LED lighting. It is open for public comment through web forms (hosted by Northestern University).

Reference/Information Documents:

  1. Members of IEEE PAR1789 participated in a special session on issues of LED flicker at the US Department of Energy SSL Workshop in Philadelphia 7/22/10. Presenations may be downloaded: Flicker slide presentations (see day 2 session)
  2. The offical IEEE PAR1789 charter/paperwork:  PAR1789 document Go to this link.
  3. Background slide presentation: Project Summary Presentation Go to this link.
  4. References on Flicker: Technical References_2_10   (This list is contuously updated and time-stamped. If any important references are missing, then please email IEEE P1789 chair.)

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