There still remains some ambiguity and debate regarding the potential hazards and application of associated safety standards regarding LEDs. Much of this stems from the lack of understanding about the chief applicable safety standards – IEC62471, Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems, and ANSI/IESNA RP-27.1, Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps and Lamp Systems, General Requirements. The basis of both standards are the Risk Groups which indicates the degree of risk from potential photobiological (typically LEDs) hazards. The widespread and ever increasing use of LEDs requires product designers to assure that the hazards associated with LED energy are well-understood, and that the appropriate safety standard requirements and regulations are applied. This one hour webinar provides an introduction to photobiological safety associated with LEDs. This webinar provides a key overview of critical device design safety information for complying with safety requirements and entry into the product marketplace.
Photobiological Safety and Hazard Concerns
Some Key Definitions
LED Safety Standards:
IEC62471, Photobiological Safety of Lamps and Lamp Systems
ANSI/IESNA RP-27.1, Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps and Lamp Systems, General Requirements
Who Will Benefit:
Design and test engineers / scientists, and technicians developing systems using LEDs, marketing personnel, and regulatory & compliance safety engineers in the private, public, governmental, medical, and university sectors.
Executive Technical Consultant and Director of Laser Safety Training for
Laser Product Safety LLC.
Peter J. Boden holds a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. He has 32 years of experience in R&D, Project Management of complex engineering projects, and is recognized as a U.S. and global laser and photobiological optical radiation safety expert regarding Safety Standards, Compliance and Regulation, testing, and training.
Mr. Boden presently serves on the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to IEC Technical Committee 76 – Optical Radiation Safety and Laser Equipment and is active on many other U.S. and global (IEC) technical committees on laser and photobiological safety. Mr. Boden was the catalyst for the formation of the IEC Committee of Testing Laboratories Working Group 6 for Photobiological Safety. He has assessed laser testing laboratories around the globe, and has directed the building of laser testing laboratories in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. His expertise is acknowledged by many awards and publications.
Presently, Mr. Boden is an Executive Technical Consultant and Director of Laser Safety Training for ‘Laser Product Safety, LLC’ located near Research Triangle Park, NC.