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LM-80 Lumen Maintenance & Energy Star

Feasa Solutions
Feasa provide a unique solution for testing LEDs at both high and low temperatures, making it an ideal solution for LM-80, thermal cycling and burn-in testing in temperature controlled ovens. The customized high temperature fiber and optical heads are placed inside the oven and can withstand temperatures in the range of -65C to +125C. A Feasa Optical Head is placed over each of the LEDs being tested, so that both the colour and intensity of all the LEDs can be measured simultaneously. Using the provided Feasa software utilities, measurements can be made at regular intervals, from as little as one second, up to one day, or longer. For the duration of the test, all data such as HSI, RGB, dominant wavelength, or Chromaticity can be logged and saved to disk where it can be later used to generate graphs and reports on the performance of the LEDs under test. The ability to monitor LED performance at low, high and ambient (room) temperature provides significant additional information to the LED or Luminaire manufacturer which would not be possible using traditional methods defined in LM-80, where measurements are only done at room temperature (25C). Tests performed by Feasa in their in-house laboratory have shown that while the performance of the LED may have only depreciated by a small percentage when tested at room temperature the LED may in some cases have depreciated by very large percentages (up to 50% or more) when measured at elevated temperature. LM-80 In the illumination industry resistance to ageing of a light source is measured by carrying out a Lumen maintenance test. Light output is measured at least every 1,000 hours over a minimum period of 6,000 hours use at a minimum of three discrete case temperatures: 55C, 85C and one further temperature such as 25C. Luminaire manufacturers use the LM-80 test results as part of their submissions to the ENERGY STAR program. Energy Star An ENERGY STAR qualification provides a degree of confidence to consumers when purchasing LED lighting products. The ENERGY STAR is awarded to select Luminaire fixtures that meet strict efficiency, quality, and lifetime criteria.

Feasa Enterprises Ltd. Castletroy Limerick Ireland Telephone: + 353 61 330333 - Fax : + 353 61 330452 - Website: www.feasa.ie
Registered Office: Feasa Enterprises Limited, Holland Road, National Technology Park, Castletroy, Co.Limerick, Ireland. Registered in Ireland, No. 106933. Copyright 2011 Feasa Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved. Page 1 of 2 Rev No.2.00 - 11th November, 2011

LM-80 Lumen Maintenance & Energy Star

Burn In and Temperature Cycling Test


Environmental testing and burn in testing can be used to test for reliability or stability of LEDs at either high or low temperatures.

The above table shows the relative intensity performance of three LEDs over 350 hours at 100C. As can be seen each LED has shown considerable variations. LED 3 has shown a gradual steady decline which has leveled off and shown a slight increase after 14000 measurements. LED 1 showed very little change until 7000 measurements where the a very dramatic change occurred . LED 2 declined slightly until 3000 measurements and has since shown a gradual increase. These changes would not be detected if measurements were made only at room temperature. Short Video on the Feasa High Temperature can be found at the following link:

http://www.vimeo.com/user5641198/videos

Feasa Enterprises Ltd. Castletroy Limerick Ireland Telephone: + 353 61 330333 - Fax : + 353 61 330452 - Website: www.feasa.ie
Registered Office: Feasa Enterprises Limited, Holland Road, National Technology Park, Castletroy, Co.Limerick, Ireland. Registered in Ireland, No. 106933. Copyright 2011 Feasa Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved. Page 2 of 2 Rev No.2.00 - 11th November, 2011