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What are the limitations of LM-79?

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What are the limitations of LM-79?

As we all know about the strength of LM 79. Everything has its pros and cons. Let us have a look on the drawbacks of LM 79.

  • LM 79 depicts the parameters of the individual products. So the obtained Parameters cannot be used to access alike products.
  • Other limitation is the sample size. It does not state any sample size. So, the manufacturer provides only one sample instead of supplying more. This thus increases the vulnerability of lesser quality products.
  • This can be used only to determine complete luminary instead of LED used ( as based on absolute photometry) , which can produce different results due to quality of accessories used like glass, thermal effect, lenses etc.

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What are LM 79 Test Outcomes?

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What are LM 79 Test Outcomes?

LM-79 is approved test method for electrical and photometric measurements of Solid State Lighting Products. It describes the procedure in measuring total luminous flux, electrical power, luminous intensity distribution, chromaticity under standard conditions. It covers LED based SSL products with control electronics and heat sink incorporated with AC or DC power supply. This does not include LED chips, LED package or LED module but luminaries (fixtures incorporating light source) as well as integrated LED lamps.

The equipment used in LM-79 is integrated sphere and goniophotometer.

Integrating Sphere                          Goniophotometer

The test report shall list all significant data for each SSL product tested together with performance data. The outcomes of the LM-79 test are:

  • Correction factor applied ( e.g. spectral mismatch, self absorption , intensity distribution etc.)
  • Measured total luminous flux( lumen(lm)), input voltage(v), current(a), power(w), Luminous intensity distribution(cd), efficacy(lm/w)
  • Color quantities( chromaticity coordinates, CCT, CRI )
  • Spectral power distribution
  • Bandwidth of spectoradiometer, if spectral distribution and/or color quantities are reported.
  • Statement of uncertainties (if required)
  • Deviation from standard operating procedures, if any.

Here is the link of a test report issued by our prestigious company. LM 79 Test Outcomes

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What is LM 79 Test methodology?

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What is LM 79 Test methodology?

LM 79 is an approved method that describes the procedure to be followed and precautions to be observed in performing reproducible measurements of total Luminous flux, electrical power, luminous intensity distribution, chromaticity of Solid-State lighting products for illumination purposes under standard conditions.

LM 79 covers- LED based SSL products with control electronics and heat sinks. Luminaries (fixtures incorporating light source) as well integrated LED lamps.

LM 79 doesn’t cover fixtures without a light source, SSL products that require external operating.

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Test method for total luminous flux Measurements:

The total luminous flux of SSL product shall be measured with an Integrating Sphere or Goniophotometer. The method may be chosen depending upon what other measurements quantities (color, intensity distribution) need to be measured., the size of SSL products, and other requirements.

The integrating sphere is suited for total luminous flux and color measurements of integrated LED lamps and relative small size LED luminaries. Advantage of using integrating sphere is that it does not requires the “ Dark Room”., and also it is less time consuming.

The Goniophotometer provides measurements of Luminous Intensity Distribution as well as total luminous flux. It can take measurements of larger size luminaries as well as small size luminaries. It has to be installed in Dark Room. Measurements in goniophotometer are time consuming.

  Integrating Sphere Goniophotometer
Conditions No Dark room Dark Room
Size of SSL Small Size luminaries Large size as well as small size Luminaries
Measurements Total Luminous Flux Light Intensity Distribution , Total Luminous Flux
Duration of Test Fast Measurements Time consuming as compared to Sphere photometer.

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What is the LM-79 Testing of LED Lights?

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What is the LM-79 Testing of LED Lights?

LM-79 Testing for LED Lights

LM-79 is an approved method for taking electrical and photometric measurements of SSL products. It covers total flux (light output), electrical power, efficacy, chromaticity, and intensity distribution. The five required metrics on the LED Lighting Facts label come from LM-79 testing results.

ITCIndia Offering you a complete choice of services which include LM 79 Testing, Safety Testing, Electrical Testing, IEC/EN/IS/BS/ISO Testing, IP testing as per IEC 60529 and Cable Gland Testing.

ITCIndia Laboratory has been awarded accreditation by the NABL under the Energy Efficient Lighting Products Program. This includes LM-79 accreditation for Solid State Lighting Luminaires – Total Flux Measurements (Luminous Efficacy) and Solid State Lighting Luminaires –Luminous Intensity Measurements.

Our accreditation also includes IES LM-80:2008 for Solid State Lighting Luminaires-Lumen Maintenance (SSL Life Tests).

ITCIndia laboratory is also on the LED Lighting Facts Approved Labs List.

ITCIndia can do safety testing against below international standard like

  •    IEC 61010-1 : lab instruments
  •    IEC 60204-1 : COntrol panel
  •    IEC 60595 : LED luminary
  •    IEC 61347 : Lamp control gear
  •    IEC 60950 : Information technology equipments
  •    IEC 60601 : Electromedical equipmets
  •    IEC 60065 : Audio video & similar product
  •    IEC 61439 : Low voltage switchgear & control gear assemblies
  •    IEC 60034 : rotating electrical machine and more contact us for more information…

LM-79 Definition and Scope

IES LM-79 is an approved method for testing electrical and photometric measurements of solid-state lighting products. LM-79 contains procedures for performing reproducible measurements of LEDs properties, including: total flux, electrical power, efficacy and chromaticity.

The scope of LM-79 applies to LED products that incorporate control electronics and heat sinks. This covers complete LED luminaires and integrated LED sources. It does not include bare LED chips or LED based products without a light source.

LM-79 testing requires complete luminaire testing on an absolute photometric basis. Typically lighting products are evaluated on a relative photometric basis, where separate tests are done for lamps an luminaires. However, for solid state lighting products the LED lamps typically cannot be separated from their luminaires. The absolute photometric testing required measures the light distribution and light intensity of the complete luminaire.

LM-79 Procedures and Conditions

  • Ambient Conditions
  • Maintain temperature at 25 degrees C +/-1 degree C (within 1M)
  • Mounting – limit thermal transfer
  • Limited air flow
  • Power Supply
  • AC waveshape limit to harmonic RMS of 3%
  • Voltage regulation to +/- 2%
  • Seasoning and Stabilization
  • Testing Orientation
  • Electrical Settings
  • Instrumentation

LM-79 Testing Methods

Integrating sphere systems are used to measure the total luminous flux and color for LM-79. This can be performed with a photometer (total luminous flux) or a spectral radiometer (spectral radiant flux). Utilizing a spectral radiometer and integrating sphere is the preferred method, which derives total luminous flux and color qualities form spectral radiant flux measurements.

Goniophotometer systems are also used for LM-79 testing to measure luminous intensity distribution. The Goniophotometer system tests derive total luminous flux and provide color characteristics including CCT and CRI.

LM-79 Test Outputs and Calculations

  • Total Luminous Flux
  • Luminous Intensity Distribution
  • Electrical Power
  • Luminous Efficacy
  • Chromaticity
  • CCT
  • CRI

For your better understanding, we are going to show you the LM-79 test report of latest LED in the following:

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